Bob Bralove

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Bob Bralove
Bob Bralove 2006.jpg
Bob Bralove in May 2006 with a press member at the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
Background information
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Keyboardist
Instruments Keyboard, synthesizer
Associated acts Grateful Dead, Psychedelic Keyboard Trio

Bob Bralove is an auxiliary keyboard–synthesizer player who worked as a sound technician with Grateful Dead starting in 1986 through the 1990s. He was influential on their integration of MIDI technology, first working with drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, keyboardist Brent Mydland, and later guitarist Bob Weir and synthesizer/piano player Vince Welnick. He also co-wrote and contributed to such songs as "Picasso Moon", "Way to Go Home", "Easy Answers". Perhaps his biggest project with the band was assembling segments of Dead jams on the 1991 Infrared Roses compilation album. "Parallelogram", "Little Nemo in Nightland" are some of his most notable "compositions" from this release.

In addition to his songwriting, producing, and MIDI programming activities for the Grateful Dead, Bralove is known for his performing and designing with the Grateful Dead and the avant-garde "Drums and Space" segments of their live shows with the Rhythm Devils.[1]

Bralove was also a member and producer of the Psychedelic Keyboard Trio, along with former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten and the late Vince Welnick, former keyboardist for the Grateful Dead and The Tubes.[2]


  1. ^ "Dose Hermanos: Shadow of the Invisible Man (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Blair Jackson. "Bob Bralove Has Both Hands Full". Grateful Dead official site. 

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