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Dark Star Orchestra performed two shows at Port Chester, New York’s historic Capitol Theatre over the weekend.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will return to Jamaica in 2020 for their annual Jam In The Sand destination event.
Dark Star Orchestra recreated the Grateful Dead’s April 11, 1989 show at the Rosemont Horizon last night at The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revealed the rest of his band for a pair of upcoming Phil Lesh & Friends’ shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York featuring Jorma Kaukonen.
Dark Star Orchestra was joined by Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge for “Space” and “Truckin'” during their recreation of the Grateful Dead’s September 11, 1982 show on Saturday night in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra confirmed an extensive summer tour with more dates to come.
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About Rob Barraco
Rob has played music on both keyboard and guitar since the age of 6 and has been a professional musician all his adult life.
For over ten years in the 80’s and early 90’s he was keyboardist for the hit tv show “The Cosby Show” and its spin off “It’s A Different World.”
Rob toured with R&B sensation Freddie Jackson in the late 80’s before joining The Zen Tricksters.
Rob spent eleven years touring and recording with The Tricksters turning out two studio albums and playing live shows across the US and Canada. It was their second album, A Love Surreal, that caught Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s ear.
Phil summoned Rob and Trickster guitarist Jeff Mattson to play a series of shows in San Francisco and then on to tour the country double billing with Bob Dylan. That band included drummer extraordinaire John Molo, boy wiz Derrek Trucks, and the ubiquitous Warren Haynes. The following year one of the great jam bands of all time was formed with Phil, Rob, John, Warren and the guitar giant Jimmy Herring. This band would forever be known as The Q (short for The Phil Lesh Quintet). They went on to tour the country for three years and put out one studio album, There and Back Again.
From 1999 through the present, Rob has been part of Phil Lesh and Friends.
In 2002 he joined with the original members of the Grateful Dead for the Alpine Valley reunion shows and then toured with them in 2002 and 2003.
In 2004 he joined Chris Robinson’s New Earth Mud.
In 2005, he toured with Dark Star Orchestra after the tragic death of keyboardist Scott Larnerd and is still playing with them at the present time.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong had plenty of treats in store for their five sets at the 10th annual Domefest, which was held at Marvin’s Mountaintop this past weekend.
Drummer Joe Russo plays most of the instruments and wrote most of the material found on his surprise new solo album ‘phér•bŏney.’
Watch five amazing ‘Classroom Instrument’ covers from the ‘Tonight Show,’ featuring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and special guests.
Listen to Chris Cornell’s perfect isolated vocals on Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
Phish keyboardist Page McConnell celebrates his 56th birthday today, watch him performing with members of the Grateful Dead.