Hot October Bluegrass Band

Wendy Burch Steel opens

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

$15 adv / $17 door

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September 21 8:00 pm

Hot October is a high energy bluegrass quintet from Los Angeles. The band features David Tranchina on bass, Sasha Birrittella on guitar, Craig Ferguson on mandolin and dobro, Jesse Olema on fiddle, and Paul Fuller on banjo. In addition to great covers of classic bluegrass tunes, the band also plays Jesse and Paul’s originals. Tonight they release their debut album and we can’t wait to hear it.


Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood play a unique cross-section of genres incorporating all the good and sweet aspects of bluegrass, folk, old-time, country bluegrass and blues. Bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis produced, played and sang on Wendy’s debut CD, Open Wings, which received rave reviews nationally and internationally in Americana and Bluegrass publications. Wendy is an award-winning songwriter and singer, known for her deft angelic voice and spiritually touching original material. She has been a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year for the past three years by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Her band members include some of the best Bluegrass and Americana players and singers in California and beyond: Butch Waller, (mandolin and vocals), is known locally and nationally for his innovative and tradition-based approach to his instrument. Butch was one of the first to play bluegrass music in Northern California, and founded his own band, High Country, in 1968. A gifted songwriter, Butch has penned several tunes that are found in the repertoire of Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood. Glenn Dauphin, (guitar and vocals), has been performing with Bluegrass bands in the Bay Area for the past 30 years. He was named Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Guitar Player of the Year in 2014. He also plays bass and guitar with California’s two longest running bands, High Country and Sidesaddle and Company. Allegra Thompson, (bass and vocals), is known both for the power and clarity of her singing and for providing a rock-steady rhythm bed on upright bass.


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