Small Craft Warning is a New York City-based "Dead-style" jam band, but they are not a cover band. They have developed an extensive repertoire of original jam tunes which draw their inspiration from the Hunter/Garcia songbook - mixed with a dash of their own unique medicine, of course.
The fact is that there are precious few original jam bands. There are many Dead cover bands, and a whole generation of "groove/electronica" bands. BUT, there are few bands that have really pursued the twin aims of crafting thoughtful, timeless songs while simultaneously creating in-the-moment, mind-bending improvisational music. Small Craft Warning is the needle in the haystack!
Small Craft Warning have been playing together since 2007 and can regularly be found on the NYC jam band circuit.