If you know Tom Constanten , then you know the place inside you where his keys tickle your spine. And if you don’t know who he is, I bet you’ve been tickled anyway.
He was one of Phil Lesh’s early friends:
“Phil Lesh was standing in line at Cal Berkeley’s music department in 1961 when he overheard a young man, Tom Constanten by name, remark that Music stopped being created in 1750 and began again in 1950. They shook hands, and became friends for life…
from Dead.net The Band (bios)
Enjoy this selection of T.C. that you can turn up! A few clips of his solo piano mastery, as well as him sitting in with other Dead bands. I remember an L.A. area show or two he played with Remnants of Eden round 1996 or so… does anyone have any footage of that?