Terrapin Family Band & Eric Krasno Mashup Grateful Dead & Nirvana

Listen to “Friend Of The Devil” sung over “Lithium” and played on Jerry Garcia’s Alligator guitar.

By Andy Kahn Aug 8, 2022 8:27 am PDT

The Terrapin Family Band played their mashup of “Friend Of The Devil” by the Grateful Dead with Nirvana’s “Lithium” at their concert on Friday at The Guild Theater in Menlo Park, California. Jason Crosby, who has performed the mashup several times over the years, played Jerry Garcia’s famed Alligator guitar (while guitarist Grahame Lesh played keyboards) on “Friend Of The Lithium.”

Guitarist Eric Krasno sat-in with the group for both the first and second set. Keyboardist Melvin Seals accompanied The Terrapin Family Band for set two and the encore.

The mashup came toward the end of the first set when Crosby sang the lyrics to “Friend Of The Devil” while the band played “Lithium.” Ross James, who was playing bass, played Garcia’s 1957 Fender Stratocaster on the subsequent first-set ending “Throwing Stones” that saw Lesh moving over to bass. Alligator emerged once more for the second-set starting “After Midnight.”

Watch Crosby and Alligator lead the Terrapin Family Band on the “Friend Of The Lithium” mashup, and more, below:


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Setlist (via Deadheadland)

Set One: Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, Uncle John’s Band, Friend of the Lithium, Throwing Stones

Set Two (with Melvin Seals): After Midnight, Cats Under the Stars, Scarlet Begonias, > Dark Star, Mission In the Rain, They Love Each Other, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, They Love Each Other

Encore: Tangled Up In Blue

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