Brian Rashap is a Production Manager, Tour Manager, bass tech and bass player, currently handling PM and Tech duties for Phil Lesh, as well as playing bass in the Mother Hips.
A musician since his formative years in Southern California, it was a last minute jam with the bass that forever changed Brian’s focus from guitar to bass. Even though Brian was influenced by a wide range of artists as he came into his own as a player, the music of the Grateful Dead was always a constant staple, as was a popular band that blossomed onto the scene in the ‘90’s, The Mother Hips. It’s not lost on Brian how the mysteries of life’s winding roads have now led him to be at the epicenter of the very groups he once listened to obsessively.
Perhaps my favorite part of his story though, is a life transition that occurred several years ago, when the stars conspired to change his course, and set him squarely on his destiny.
I caught-up with Brian via Skype from his home in Santa Rosa, CA, where he narrowly escaped the wildfires that ravaged so much of the area.
Photo © Jay Blakesberg
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