Comprised of some of Jackson, MS's best musicians, Otis Lotus is dedicated to bringing the music of the Grateful Dead to the southeastern United States. We celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead with a mixture of our members' diverse influences and a dedication to recreating the tone and energy made famous by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Brent Myland, Mickey Hart, and all the members of the Dead.
Otis Lotus performs a diverse array of the Grateful Dead's music - not just the hits like "Casey Jones" and "Touch of Grey," but also "Terrapin Station," "Estimated Prophet," "Help on the Way/Slipknot!," "Dark Star," "Uncle John's Band," and many others. We not only perform the songs, but arrange our set lists to provide for transitions between various songs, to provide a greater experience for Dead fans - we often play for more than an hour without a break between songs!
For fans of the Grateful Dead, our shows conjure memories for original Deadheads, and provide an authentic live experience for younger fans of the Dead's music.