The Heavy Pets' Jeff Lloyd Calls Playing With Crazy Fingers' Corey Dwyer "Privilege and an Honor"

South Florida isn't known outside of the area as a major wellspring when it comes to jam bands, but don't tell the Heavy Pets that.

For the better part of the past decade, they've built a respectable reputation throughout the nation as an exceptional instrumental ensemble, one well-known for both its lyrical muscle and its melodic intents. And if it sometimes seems they're more appreciated elsewhere than they are in their own backyard, that could have something to do with a rigorous touring schedule that's made them a constant fixture on the festival circuit. This includes appearances at such prestigious gatherings as Bonnaroo, High Sierra, South by Southwest, Gathering of the Vibes, and Langerado, among the many. That's not to mention half a dozen studio albums to boot.

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Lee Zimmerman