Blue & Lonesome, – A traditional bluegrass band from Northern California playing in the style of the originators of the genre.
The five members of this band are evenly matched in talent, influences and intent. Having been exposed to Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Bros and many other first generation players; Ed Neff, Mike Wilhoyte, Jeff King, Larry Cohea and Paul Shelasky, remind one why they were drawn to bluegrass music to begin with.
Bluegrass music, being a specific art form, demands certain structures, instruments and delivery to be called Bluegrass, these guys have all that and their individual creativity within that structure. A lifelong (so far) pursuit of these five players, to uphold and respect the originators, is apparent in the groove they attain, the energy they exhibit and the quality they deliver. This is Bluegrass music.