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Watch Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling Weave Radiohead Into A 32+ Minute “Terrapin Station” On Jam Cruise
In the early weeks of 2018, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling announced that they’ve shifted their individual focuses to a brand new project dubbed Ghost Light with Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang. Now the band is currently on their debut tour together, receiving rave reviews.
Before Ghost Light took off, Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton teamed up for a memorable collaboration on Jam Cruise 16 during Holly’s solo set in the Atrium. The duo performed a 32+ minute “Terrapin Station”, weaving in a cover of Radiohead‘s “There There” amidst the Grateful Dead number.
Hamilton and Bowling both have plenty of experience with the Grateful Dead catalog. In addition to playing Dead tunes with Ghost Light, Hamilton has been a member of popular Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead since the band’s inception. Bowling, on the other hand, released a full album of Grateful Dead covers titled Better Left Unsung and rose to fame in the jam scene for her creative solo piano reimaginings of Phish and the Dead. Both artists have performed with original members of the Grateful Dead at various times.
Now, you can watch a multi-cam, HD video of their Jam Cruise collaboration below, courtesy of Holly Bowling on YouTube.
With Hamilton increasingly known for his work JRAD in addition to his past projects like Brothers Past and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and Holly Bowling first coming to prominence in the scene thanks to her solo piano reinventions of Phish and the Grateful Dead jams, the duo recently spoke frequently about the legacy of the Dead and how the band’s spirit lives on in a recent interview with Live For Live Music from Jam Cruise. You can read the full conversation here.
In related news, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling will team up for a special night at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 1st for an acoustic tribute to the Grateful Dead. More information on the upcoming show can be found here.