Now celebrating their 18th anniversary as a band, CUBENSIS has been privileged to be joined onstage by numerous rock superstars, including Chris Robinson and Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Warren Haynes (Phil & Friends, Allman Bros.), John Molo (Phil & Friends), and Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead). CUBENSIS has performed extensively at the Southwest's major venues, including the House of Blues in Hollywood, Anaheim and Las Vegas.
Speaking of Jerry Garcia, CUBENSIS guitarist Craig Marshall met him during a shared airplane flight to Eugene, OR for the famous Dead/ Little Feat pairing. By way of introduction, Marshall said that he was in CUBENSIS, and that they played Grateful Dead music, to which Garcia replied, in mock surprise, "Oh yeah? So do we!!"
Upon that, the two lead guitarists talked shop, and reports of the conversation showed up on computer nets
coast to coast. One thing Marshall obtained was Garcia's blessing to perform the Dead's
music. Garcia's only request was that he "Do a good job of it." Ever since, CUBENSIS has promised
authenticity and delivers pure Grateful Dead-inspired music like it was meant to be heard, keeping the Dead alive and re-creating the magic one show at a time. Don't miss it!
According to information recently received from Chester (original singer/guitarist), the first Cubensis rehearsal was December 30, 1987 in Redondo Beach, CA. Cubensis played a wedding reception for Craig's sister Ellen in May 1988, and the first actual paid gig was July 27, 1988 at Club Dead in the San Fernando Valley.