TUB was formed in late fall during 2010. Five veteran musicians from the fertile Southeastern music scene found that they had two things in common: a love of improvisational, jam-band music and a drive to share the experience that inspired them with a new generation of fans. Each of the band members has a 15+ year resume of playing live music, and is dedicated to the band’s primary purpose of sharing and keeping the tradition that spawned bands like the Grateful Dead alive.
“Always new and original – and yet always familiar.”
TUB primarily focuses on the music of Phish, the Grateful Dead, and WSP, but is also known to flavor their sets with a nod to the Band, Steely Dan and other musically engaging artists. Like their influences, TUB blends elements of a wide variety of genres, including rock, jazz, progressive, psychedelic, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, country, blues, avant-garde, and classical.
At each TUB show, a choice selection of tunes is played with the same attitude as a jazz artist might approach a standard or a classical performer interprets a composition: the spirit of the original piece is channeled by the passion and interaction of the musicians. Every show is unique in terms of the songs performed, the order they appear in, and the unlimited direction of the improvisations. This belief in the power of live music and the interplay between the energy of the fans and the band make each TUB show an unforgettable experience.
True Phans and even casual listeners throughout the South are spreading the word: TUB shows are not to be missed!!!!