House Band, THE ALLIGATORS, were created to acknowledge legendary founding member, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, as the very core of SKULL & ROSES.
The band’s repertoire consists of high-octane versions of the often-neglected Pigpen songs that are the bedrock foundation of the Grateful Dead. They don’t stop there, however, and one is never sure what may materialize in their barn-burning performances.
Their energetic stage show is anchored by Lead Singer, PETE CARONA, who’s unique style is Pigpen-esque but in no way presented as an impersonation. The Alligators play year-round spreading the Skull &Roses spirit to fun-loving, ass-shaking, hippie folk all throughout the land.