Great American Taxi
“All aboard!” You’ll hear Vince Herman shout this out at a Great American Taxi show and after you know a little bit more about this band you’ll know why. Herman (of Leftover Salmon infamy) and Chad Staehly (keyboards, vocals) have been driving the Taxi based out of Nederland, CO around the United States for over four years now. The line-up has evolved and Herman and company have been known to grab an extra rider or two along the way. The core line-up has been solidified with Jim Lewin of Santa Cruz, CA on electric guitars and vocals, along with the new rhythm section provided by Chris Sheldon on drums and Brian Adams on bass (both toured extensively in the Phish tribute band Phix). On any given night the audience is encouraged to jump on board and join in the festivities. At many performances GAT has been known to show up with some extra all-stars in the band as well including such musical luminaries as Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Todd Snider, Barry Sless, Papa Mali, Coolio (yes, 90′s rap star icon), Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, and the list goes on. Great American Taxi brands their music “Americana without borders.” Taxi definitely knows no boundaries and their 21st century brand of Americana music is sure to get you dancing and singing along. Diving into an ever expanding repertoire of their own carefully crafted electric folk music along with a great catalog of influential Folk, Americana, Bluegrass and Rock songs, all in attendance will find something to latch onto at a Taxi show. Whether you grew up listening to Gram Parsons, the Grateful Dead, the Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson or Woody Guthrie, plan on taking a great American musical journey. All you have to do is pay the fare, get in the Great American Taxi, and enjoy the trip.