Band to Join, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Upright bass.


I recently decided I'd like to get back into a good bluegrass band again (I played in a couple of bands down in Southern California when I was going to college some years ago).

I studied with John Hickman for a couple of years and would say my style is something in the Earl Scruggs/Bill Emerson/John Hickman/Jim Mills genre. I also studied for a little while with Bill Knopf - in fact, I took over teaching his banjo students for about 6 months when he went touring with a bluegrass/country band that was put together many years ago by Donna Douglas (she played "Elly May Clampett" in the Beverly Hillbillies TV show eons ago) - and Bill also asked me to fill in for the regular band he played with at the time, Hot Off The Press. Those were fun times!

Sorry - like some of the better banjo players, I don't sing... :(

But - I *can* play banjo! :)

I live in Scotts Valley, but commute up to SF a few days a week for my regular day job - so if you're located in the Silicon Valley area, driving over to practice won't be a problem for me. Thanks - I look forward to hearing from your band!

- Steve

831-566-6828 cell

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Member since:
Dec 21 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


John Hickman, Jim Mills, Bill Emerson, Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe


1929 Gibson Mastertone Banjo