Bluegrass and Old Time

  • July 11, 2019
  • By Admin: sfbluegrass
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Dark Hollow has been rocking the Northern California bluegrass scene for over 10 years with their fun-loving, high-energy shows. The group regularly brings down the house with their own brand of on-fire musicianship. Led by the powerhouse voice of John Kornhauser, Dark Hollowperforms traditional favorites and slam-bang originals with equal gusto. The group’s virtuoso musicianship, love of tunes, melodies, harmonies and driving bluegrass rhythms blends together to make a traditional sound spiced up with a bit of home-grown joie de vivre. From a cozy bar hidden in a beach neighborhood to a family-friendly barbeque house, from a raucous bluegrass festival stage to the Freight and Salvage concert hall, Dark Hollow has played ’em all and knows how to put on a show. This group of talented musicians can really make an audience feel the bluegrass spirit!

Triple Chicken Foot is an Old Time trio playing fiddle and banjo tunes and songs in Los Angeles, California with Ben Guzmán on fiddle/mandolin, Mike Heinle on banjo and Kelly Marie Martin on guitar. They all three sing. For over six years, playing old time music in Los Angeles, they have performed at the Autry National Center, LACMA, The Watkins Family Hour, weddings, numerous clubs around Southern California and on NPR. They have also performed at local festivals: Goleta Fiddlers Convention, Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and the New Los Angeles Folk Festival, up the west coast at the Portland Old Time Gathering, the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, and on the Palomino stage of the Stagecoach Festival. They regularly host Old Time square dances and jams in Los Angeles. In 2011 they were voted “Best Folk Band in LA” by the LA Weekly. 2012 they had a full-length feature article in the Los Angeles Times Arts section and a studio session for Roz Larman’s FolkScene radio show on KPFK!

Nobody from Nashville(Bay Area) won the 2012 SFBOT Festival band competition and now they are lending a hand to this year’s benefit show. Nobody from Nashville is a new, up and coming San Francisco Bay Area string band. Members of the band met at the Station Inn and Bluebird Café in Nashville. Just kidding. Nobody from Nashville actually features nobody from Nashville. The band “accidentally” formed in the summer of 2011 at a popular bluegrass festival in California, when discovered that once they started jamming together, nobody wanted to stop and the band was born. Tah-dah!