Born on the stage of countless nights at Terrapin Crossroads, The Casual Coalition are a branch from the "community music tree" that was planted at the Marin county venue, owned by Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh.
The Coalition features mainstays, Brian Rashap, Craig MacArthur and Scott Guberman, as well as numerous collaborators that rotate within, such as Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends, Mars Hotel), Dan “LEBO” Lebowitz (ALO), Greg Loiacono (Mother Hips), Scott Law (Phil Lesh & Friends, Cosmic Twang), Mark Karan (Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends), Dave Zirbel (San Geronimo), Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends), Danny Luehring (San Geronimo). All are a product of the intermingling of various musical collaborations that happen on a daily basis at Terrapin Crossroads.
The band also showcases some original songs put forth by contributing members. The songs are then nurtured & grown within each configuration. Categorized as improvisational indie-rock, the band has been known to really explore the songs in an exciting, different way every performance.