Crippled But Free is a group of veteran Harrisburg PA area musicians whose mutual love for Grateful Dead music has joined them together to bring you their interpretation of the live Grateful Dead concert experience. The main act is a six piece electric Grateful Dead tribute band featuring Mike Banks on lead guitar & vocals, Aaron Daniel Gaul on guitar & vocals, Joel Toluba on keyboards & vocals, Jeremy Pierce on bass, and Travis Warlow & Jim Aguzzi on drums.
Many members of this band are involved with multiple other band projects making their show scheduling a tricky business. Because of this, the band often plays shows with partial lineups and/or substitutions, which change the overall sound and dynamic slightly from show to show … sometimes enough to warrant separate subtitles. These subtitles are the best way, before a show, to know whether to expect the full electric band with both drum kits … or … the acoustic quartet with hand percussion … or anything in between. They can also be helpful when downloading for those who may not always want to read the lineup or the notes. The best part is, it’s often a fresh perspective on the same beautiful old songs! Please keep this in mind when attending and/or downloading Crippled But Free live performances, to assure maximum music satisfaction