Naming what I do is always a struggle because the original name—jazz—was co-opted long ago. Honky tonk was also co-opted about the same time but I prefer that title. I’ve written a lot of folk style/cowboy songs and I also play a lot of old time banjo.
Swing Fling plays music ranging from American songbook standards to Django Reinhardt inspired jazz manouche. The lively quartet features keyboards, bass, mandolin, and guitar, along with 2-, 3-, and 4-part vocal harmonies. Just a swinging good time for everybody!
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Solid Gold Stranger
Solid Gold Stranger is an Oakland, CA based string band that specializes in playing harmony-rich bluegrass songs, old time fiddle tunes, and acoustic folk music.Solid Gold Stranger is Joe Readel (guitar, vocals), Amy Levine (fiddle, vocals), Korey Kassir (bass, vocals), and Ashley Readel (mandolin).
More Joy’s folk music and storytelling with a Prairie Home Companion flavor will lift the spirits of any listening audience. The band’s repertoire includes cover songs from such artists as Bob Dylan, Dixie Chicks, Red Molly, Joan Baez, Holly Near and Loggins & Messina…along with social justice songs, a little gospel, yodeling infused with Texas humor.
Bloomfield Bluegrass Band
Sonoma County Homegrown. VOTED BEST NORTH BAY ACOUSTIC BAND 2018 (Bohemian Magazine). Upbeat, danceable, fun!