Lost Sailors has been playing for over 12 years, has performed over 400 shows, and
is widely considered to be the premier interpretive Grateful Dead tribute band in Upstate N.Y.
We've built a solid reputation for high-energy, carefully-crafted, and unpredictable
performances, as well as the most consistently enjoyable club sound production around.
Our shows follow the Grateful Dead's traditional two-long-sets format, with a wide-ranging mix of rock,
folk, blues, and
country-pickin', mainly electric with some acoustic treatments. Improvisational jams are
punctuated by sweet ballads and classic show stoppers. We play music people of all
ages and tastes love to listen and dance to.
Lost Sailors was founded by
(lead guitar, vocals) in 1991. Other members are
(bass guitar, vocals),
(rhythm guitar, vocals, sound).
Over the years we've had the pleasure of playing with some other fine musicians, too.
Please see the
Bio and History
section for much more on the fellows in the band.
Anything the Grateful Dead played is fair game for our shows, including tunes from Jerry Garcia's and
Bob Weir's side projects, and from artists they covered, including
plus traditionals, and on and on. With over 150 songs in our active
we treat you to an ever-changing sampling of some of the best songs ever written.
We are primarily a club band, but we also play a variety of other events, informal and formal,
including private parties, frat parties, weddings, birthdays,
music festivals, and more. If you're interested in booking Lost Sailors, please
contact us by email here.
Club Owners! Need promotional materials for a Lost Sailors show? We can get you going
with no hassle. Download ready-to-print poster PDFs and other
promo info here.