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On The Bus / Bio

On The Bus is a premier Washington, DC-based Grateful Dead tribute band, known nationally for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Grateful Dead show. Since 2002, the band has delighted audiences at festivals, clubs, private parties and benefits from Baltimore to DC, Northern Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley, and Annapolis to Hagerstown. On the Bus is by far the biggest draw among Deadheads in the region, and has shared the stage with Jefferson Starship, Vince Welnick, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah, and many others. John Kadlecik of Furthur is a regular guest of the band, and Tom Constanten of the Dead joins in when in town. On the Bus adopted the motto "Grateful Dead done right" which was suggested by many fans in light of the meticulous attention to detail, the high level of musicianship, and the fact that every set list is unique, covering a wide selection of the Dead's material that few bands can master. On the Bus is well known on Capitol Hill for its annual party hosted by Senator Leahy, and for other events in town for which they are in high demand. Like the Dead, the band is also known for the original artwork it generates for the posters and handbills for each and every show. Get On the Bus!

General Info

Band Members
Darrell Bailey - guitar, Marty Pell - keyboards, John LeGuyader - bass, Tom Ericsson - vocals/harp, Sunny Trippel - vocals
Artist Name
On The Bus
Home Page
Active Since
Jam / Grateful Dead done right!

Contact Info

Takoma Park, MD

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