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Bluegrass at the Grange


Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015

By: Dave Retz (Expired article)

Los Olivos, CA -

The famed Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall in downtown Los Olivos returns from an eleven-month hiatus with a special Americana/Bluegrass concert by Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys Trio. The show, starting at 8:00 PM on September 26th, will include some songs from the repertoire of songster and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon, as featured on Peter's CD project Grey Cat on The Tennessee Farm.

Peter, a long-time teacher, promoter, and performer, and nationally-known musician in old time and bluegrass circles, will be joined by David West, a consumate banjo and guitar picker extraordinaire, and Tom Lee, a multi-styled bassist and founder of the Song Tree Concert series. The three will feature hot instrumentals, lonesome songs, murder ballads and songs of the West on banjos, guitar s, mandolins, and string bass.

Advance tickets, priced at $12.00, are available on-line at BlueGrassWest.com and at The Book Loft, on Mission Drive in Solvang. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 beginning at 7:30 PM. Information phone line: 805 688-9894.

A singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years' performing experience throughout California and the West, Peter Feldmann has been presenting bluegrass, folk, string band, and related musics since the early 1960's, and is known as the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention, and the original Bluebird Café in Santa Barbara, a music club highly influential on the Southern California Music scene. Peter's tribute CD to Uncle Dave Macon,Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm, was named to the nation's Top Ten Bluegrass albums of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune. Peter was given the Music Legend Award by the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle organization in 2008.

The Very Lonesome Trio's distinctive sound is firmly grounded by the solid bass lines of Tom Lee, veteran of the Cache Valley Drifters and The Bluegrass Cardinals.Tom's music ranges far and wide, from traditional jazz to country, Hawiian, and bluegrass standards. As a skilled bassist, Tom has toured with the Drifters, the Bluegrass Cardinals, and many other musical groups. His vocal harmonies add richness to the group's duo and trio arrangements. He is also the director of the Song Tree Music Series, a popular concert forum in Goleta, bringing lots of great music to the area.

David West has produced over sixty albums as a staff producer for CMH Records in Los Angeles, and many more as a freelance producer through his Play Ball! Musical Services andStudio "Z" based in Santa Barbara, CA. A multi-instrumentalist, his playing has appeared on hundreds of albums, TV shows and commercials, plus many film sound tracks. His early career was spent on the road with the Cache Valley Drifters (founding member) and as an accompanist to songwriter Kate Wolf. The last fifteen years have been devoted primarily to being a studio musician. He still occasionally tours, backing up some of his favorite musicians, including Peter Lewis (Moby Grape), Chris Hillman (Byrds), California musician/musicologist Peter Feldmann and Nashville/California songwriter Kate Wallace< /strong>

Visit: http://bluegrasswest.com for further information.





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