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The Random Strangers
Musicians Larry Park, Suzanne Todd and Dave Wren are both bandmates and longtime friends. The Placerville-based performers, many of whom have been professional musicians for decades, are recognized throughout the foothill region for their eclectic sound, which fuses elements of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, classic rock. George Spriggs and Johnny DuVall are the newest additions to The Random Strangers sharing their gifts and musical talents. Suzanne Todd on vocals and guitar; Dave Wren Pedal Steel Guitar; Larry Park Lead Guitar, Vocals; George Spriggs Bass, Vocals; Johnny Duvall Drums
A performance by Sourdough Slim a.k.a. Rick Crowder is a hoot to say the least. This savvy performer with a seasoned gift for connecting with audiences transports us to a whimsical world where vaudevillian camp intermingles with cowboy lore, producing grins galore. Since 1988 he has gained national recognition performing at events across the country including; The National Cowboy Gathering in Elko, Nevada, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center in New York. His fast-paced stage show combines cowboy singing, award winning yodeling, timeless humor, accompaniment on accordion, guitar, ukulele and harmonica and a keen knowledge of the traditional Western repertoire. Sourdough Slim is a veritable "one man Western extravaganza", crooning Western classics, playing accordion, guitar and harmonica, dancing a jig, dishing out hilarious comedic sketches and letting loose with award winning yippie-ti-yi-yodeling. A favorite entertainer at cowboy gatherings and county fairs around the country, he's also played the big time, wowing audiences at venues including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. A rollicking good time for audiences of all ages.
A native of the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Keith is a multi-instrumental performing and recording artist, vocalist, composer, and producer. He performs as a solo artist, with his group "the LittleBand,” and with several other national touring bands. He operates Slate Mountain Music, which includes a recording studio, production services, and a publishing company affiliated with Broadcast Music Inc.
Native American flute player and performs at weddings, special events, memorials, Northern Traditional Dancer at Powwows along with NA flute. U.S. Army Paratrooper, Medical NCO, and civilian Paramedic in the "real world", Retired around 2000 and am busy as Native American flute player and Native American dancer.
Cliff moved to beautiful Georgetown 19 year ago. Cliff went to several Cowboy Poetry Events and was hooked. He began telling and writing stories and performed at several small events. Cliff plays his Native American Flute, or Harmonica while telling his stories.
is a native-born Californian who’s been singing and playing traditional songs all his long life. A state park ranger for 30 years, he was acclaimed for the compelling programs he presented to the visiting public. At Marshall Gold State Park in Coloma, he often added gold-rush songs to talks he gave to visiting school groups. He was featured in the sound track of the Ken Burns series “The West” on PBS television and on various recordings through the years. Now retired, he frequents open mics, jams, parties and friends’ homes to sing the old songs that help to bring history back to life. He also participates in “living history” events at public parks.
Lisa Bond (Torgerson), Thom Bentley and Wesley Murphy
Local Garden Valley musicians. Lisa Bond (Torgerson), music teacher, on Fiddle/Violin has been on the divide for 16 years. She plays with several bands - Rusty Buckets aka Red Dirt Ruckus, Tiffani Shiro and Lauren Murphy and the local symphony when she has time. Guitarist extraordinaire, Thom Bentley, has been on the divide for 35 years and plays with Tepid Club of Cool, Stardust Cowboys, and Coloma Celtic. Wesley Murphy on Banjo grew up on the Divide and has become an awesome local musician. He also plays with Rusty Buckets aka Red Dirt Ruckus, David Martin, and others.
‘Rough Rider' band
is a group brought together by the bands founder and leader, Glen Turney. The members come from as far as Nevada City, to Penryn, and from Pilot Hill, Cool and Volcanoville.
Originally founded as far back as 2003, Rough Rider has had many members, who have come and gone, because life gets in the way. But, recently regrouped, the new line up is looking forward to entertaining Georgetown and other upcoming events. The band line up consists of Volcanoville's very own son, Dave Ward, who plays Bass and Acoustic Guitar, lead and harmony Vocals, Eric Brumbaugh, a resident of Cool who plays Drums, lead and harmony Vocals, Penryn resident Gary Hess, lead and fill Guitar, Sally Humphreys from Nevada City, who plays Keyboard, Tamborine, lead and harmony Vocals and Glen Turney from Pilot Hill who plays rhythm and lead guitar, as well as lead and harmony Vocals.
Rough Rider plays songs from old rock to country, as well as originals written by Glen Turney. The band has future projects coming up in their future with some exciting additions for the group, in Auburn. No date has been set yet, but the project is already in the works and is confirmed with a theater and its owner.
Patti Babish: (530) 334-6333 email@example.com or Kat Mendenhall (530) 333-0394 firstname.lastname@example.org