Grandpa Banana’s Band – Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players

  • July 11, 2019
  • By Admin: sfbluegrass
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Banana began his career in bluegrass on the east coast in Boston with “Banana and the Bunch, Old Time Music with Appeal”, playing bluegrass in the local coffee houses of the early 60’s. After several years in the east coast folk/bluegrass scene, he co-founded The Youngbloods with Joe Bauer, Jesse Colin Young, and Jerry Corbitt. The band moved from New York City to West Marin in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1967. Along with co-producing The Youngbloods records with Joe Bauer, and many other records on his own, he produced the first two High Country albums for Butch Waller which were released by Warner Bros. Records in the early 1970’s. This introduced California bluegrass to a worldwide audience. Over the years, he has played with too many famous people to list here.

As Grandpa Banana’s Band with David Thom on mandolin and Sam Page on bass, he plays five string tenor guitar and presents a vast repertoire of great songs old and new.

Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players are an acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton, California. These four gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, Bluegrass, Soul, & Old Time Music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound. It is obvious from the moment this group takes the stage that they are ready to have a good time. They have played with such notable acts as Darol Anger, Bill Nershi, Megan Lynch, Greensky Bluegrass, Bill Evans, and the James King Band, just to name a few. Whether it’s a street corner, theatre, house concert, or outdoor festival, these boys are sure to leave a lasting impression.