Here's a couple of groups I am currently privileged to work with.
Riverbend Bluegrass Band
We are a recently formed group of St. Louis area musicians who play traditional bluegrass with an emphasis on tight harmonies and traditional instrumentation. I play mandolin with this group (pictured left). Our references are Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, and the Johnson Mountain Boys, among others. We are currently preparing for our first studio album, tentatively scheduled to release in the fall.
Mark Raborn is an accomplished banjo player from the St. Louis area who I've had the pleasure to work with over the past couple years. Mark's music encompasses a wide range of genre influences from classical to celtic, to cajun and blugrass. I accompany different configurations of Mark's projects primarily on guitar. We are both looking forward to teaching again at the Songbird Music School in St. Francisville, LA from July 11-12.
Sam West is currently a singer-songwriter bass player living in Nashville, TN. I've worked with Sam West on many projects for the past 10 years playing jazz, bluegrass, and Americana. I play both electric and acoustic guitar on the studio albums Demonstrations and Break the Bread and his soon to be released EP, coming out this fall. I'm looking forward to a short two-week tour with Sam West this July.