Box of Rain is the classic six piece that pays tribute to the finest and most prolific period of the Grateful Dead, 1968-’74.
Based in Philadelphia PA
Box of Rain is a tribute to the Grateful Dead at the height of their songwriting and improvisational prowess. The hallmark of this era was Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, the original frontman and founding member of the Grateful Dead, whose inimitable vocals, stage presence, organ, percussion and harmonica was a gigantic part of the band’s initial appeal and a huge influence on their sound and that of the Bay Area scene as a whole.
Box of Rain embraces Pigpen’s gigantic influence, and includes harmonica in their all-star lineup that features current and former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Zen Tricksters, Living Earth, Boris Garcia and Dead On Live.
A fierce and accurate tribute with one very swingin’ drummer, visceral space, and extended improvisations, we try to capture the legendary trip of a Grateful Dead performance from those magical years.