Latest Rob Barraco Articles
Vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay made a rare live appearance to sing with Dark Star Orchestra on Sunday.
Tuesday’s Dark Star Orchestra acoustic show at The Hamilton featured plenty of rarities from the Grateful Dead repertoire and beyond.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra has a busy summer touring season in store.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will start their upcoming spring tour without rhythm guitarist/vocalist Rob Eaton.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra headlined and performed four times at this year’s Jam In The Sand in Jamaica.
Dark Star Orchestra has announced 10-date Northeast tour this spring, which included a two-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
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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.
Saxophonist Charles Neville of the iconic New Orleans band the Neville Brothers has died at age 79.
The new Fleetwood Mac will perform in over 50 cities between October 2018 and April 2019.
Guitarist Trey Anastasio will bring the Trey Anastasio Trio back on the road in July.
Legendary rockers Neil Young & Crazy Horse have confirmed their first live performances in nearly four years.
The all-star Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues benefit concert featured Neil Young, Stephen Stills, members of The Heartbreakers and more.