Streuth is a local Santa Cruz 3 piece blues group playing Chicago, Texas, London and contemporary blues. The bands style doesn’t fit into a single category and whether they are playing older Chicago blues or originals it’s all played with feel and passion in Streuth’s own unique, fresh and modern way. But just because they are a blues band doesn’t mean they can’t rock it out and get everyone up and dancing.

Streuth is made of up relocated Canadian Mark Howe on guitar and vocals, Marty Thompsom a long time Santa Cruz resident on bass and vocals and Ray Love another long time Santa Cruz resident on drums. Mark, Marty and Ray are all avid blues fans and are most happy when they are playing the music they love for audiences in the Bay Area.

Mark also plays in The NightDrivers a rockin’ blues band from Santa Cruz County that commands the stage with a show that will most certainly bring the audience along for a great ride. They are an enthusiastic, hard driving four piece with influences in rock, jazz, country and blues. Some of the artists they cover include Robben Ford, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Tommy Castro.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 11 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
54 years


Clapton, Hendrix, Kings (BB, Albert, Freddie), SRV, Dixon,

Members Of Band

Mark, Guitar and Vocals
Marty, Bass and Vocals
Ray, Drums


Grandmeister 36, TA 30 Mesa Boogie, Eleven Rack, Strat, Tele, Les Paul, 335, PA



Past Events

See my website for list of gigs - btw, we will have a brand new website up at the end of August