NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
BLUEGRASS SOCIETY


26TH ANNUAL
GOOD OLD FASHIONED
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL


San Benito County Historical Park
8300 Airline Highway, Trés Piños, CA 95075
August 8th - 11th, 2019


The Northern California Bluegrass Society was founded in 1982 as the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society and is still known by that name in the greater Santa Cruz Area. The name was changed in 1999 to reflect the organization's true geographic scope. The Society serves the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California. The website address is: www.ncbs.us but also can be accessed at: www.scbs.org.













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FRIDAY - August 9th
(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

1) The Open Heart Strings
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2) Home Stilled String Band
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3) Mood Swing
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4) Festival Speed
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FRIDAY - August 9th
(Starting at 3:00 PM)

1) Ben Greenberg
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2) Bloomfield Bluegrass
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3) Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood
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Dinner - Workshops - Tours
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4) Dark Hollow
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5) Bean Creek
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6) Windy Hill
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7) The Town Howlers
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BARN DANCE: Eric Burman & The Brookdale Bluegrass Band
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SATURDAY - August 10th
(Starting at 10:00 AM)

8) Rose Valley Thorns
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9) Red Dog Ash
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10) GrassKickers
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Lunch - Workshops - Tours
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Band Scramble
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11) Wildcat Mountain Ramblers
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12) North Country Blue
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13) Nell & Jim Band
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Dinner - Workshop - Tours
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14) Rita Hosking Band
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15) Muleskinner Stomp
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16) AJ Lee & Blue Summit
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17) The Goat Hill Girls
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BARN DANCE: Dave Holodiloff Band
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SUNDAY - August 11th
(Starting at 10:00 AM)

18) The Gilly Girls
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19) Kids On Stage
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20) Fog Holler
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21) Festival Speed
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22) Stoney Mountain Ramblers
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23) Bluegrass Element
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Friday
(August 9th)
2:45 - Karen Fedor/Pete Hicks
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3:45 - Band Scramblers
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7:45 - Quinn Becker/Jacob Bayani
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8:45 - Dave Field/Linda Descoteaux
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Saturday
(August 10th)
10:45 - Dave Field
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11:45 - Lucky Horseshoe Band
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2:45 - Alex Sharps/Joe Osborn
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3:45 - Quinn Becker/Jacob Bayani
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6:45 - "High Hat" Bill Hunter
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7:45 - DamDave Gillett
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8:45 - Alex Sharps/Friends
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Sunday
(August 11th)
10:45 - Alex Sharps (Solo Fiddle)
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11:45 - Alex "Muddy" Smith
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12:45 - The Becker Boys
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1:45 - Jacob Bayani
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2:45 - GOF Bluegrass Bards
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Randy Wiesendanger & Debra Morris




Michael Russell - 90.1 FM




90.1 FM












Raffle Booth Hosted By Becky Collins












First Aid Booth Hosted By Eric Burman












Friday - First Stage




Friday - First Stage




MC Amy Novak Warren
Sound Provided by AJ Lee




Amy Novak Warren & AJ Lee











Open Heartstrings

Joanne Tanner: Fiddle - Vocals
Mary Larson: Concertina - Vocals
Michael Fisher: Guitar
Jesse Bregman: Banjo - Vocals
Jeffrey Werner: Bass - Mandolin

Open Heartstrings is an eclectic Americana band that specializes in instrumentals from all styles and periods. They play ragtime, fiddle tunes, Cajun, swing, waltzes, and Celtic.





MC Amy Novak Warren




JC Lee - Joanne Tanner - Mary Larson




Michael Fisher




Jesse Bregman




Jeffrey Werner




AJ Lee




Joanne Tanner




Mary Larson




The Open Heart Strings




AJ Lee




Jeffrey Werner




Joanne Tanner & Mary Larson




Jeffrey Werner & AJ Lee




Mary Larson




Michael Fisher




Jesse Bregman




Jeffrey Werner




AJ Lee




AJ Lee
Ingenious Emergency Bluegrass Slippers
Duct Tape Foot Soles




Open Heart Strings




Open Heart Strings




Mike Staninec & MC Amy Novak Warren




MC Amy Novak Warren & Alex "Muddy" Smith
























Home Stilled String Band

Ramona Allingham: Fiddle
Steve Ladonga: Guitar - Banjo - Vocals
Marcos Alvira: Mandolin - Guitar - Vocals

Guest Vocalist:
Jason Winfree (Red Dog Ash)





Home Stilled String Band




Home Stilled String Band




Marcos Alvira - Ramona Allingham - Steve Ladonga




Marcos Alvira - Ramona Allingham - Steve Ladonga








Marcos Alvira - Ramona Allingham - Steve Ladonga




Joshua & Jared Bergmann (The Rose Valley Thorns) & AJ Lee




AJ Lee




Guest Vocalist Jason Winfree (Red Dog Ash)
Marcos Alvira - Steve Ladonga




Guest Vocalist Jason Winfree (Red Dog Ash)
Marcos Alvira - Steve Ladonga




Home Stilled String Band














Patty Kiner
One Of A "Kiner" Massage




Patty Kiner




Patty Kiner

















Mood Swing

Charletta Erb: Fiddle Vocals
Gordon Roberts: Fiddle – Viola - Vocals
Seth Andrey Oster: Guitar - Vocals
Bill Arnold: Bass

Band Member Steve Welborn (Guitar - Vocals)
was unable to attend GOF this year.





Seth Andrey Oster - Charletta Erb - Gordon Roberts - Bill Arnold




Charletta Erb & Gordon Roberts




Bill Arnold




Seth Andrey Oster




Mood Swing




AJ Lee




Mood Swing












Charletta Erb




Gordon Roberts
(Bill Arnold in Background)




Mood Swing




AJ Lee





















Festival Speed Bluegrass

Julie Steier: Mandolin - Vocals

Joe Osborn: Fiddle - Vocals
Winner of 2019 California state old time fiddle contest, senior division.

Andrew Osborn: Bass - Vocals
Excellent 16-year-old bass player, also a member of Crying Uncle.


Guest Musicians:

Christine Wilhoyte: Banjo
Excellent young banjo player, also a member of Bloomfield Bluegrass Band.

Alex Sharps: Guitar – Fiddle - Vocals
Excellent young musician and teacher, placed 5th in National old time fiddle contest, young adult division.





Festival Speed Bluegrass




Festival Speed Bluegrass




Festival Speed Bluegrass




Julie Steier & Christine Wilhoyte




Alex Sharps & Andrew Osborn




Andrew Osborn





Christine Wilhoyte




Festival Speed Bluegrass




Joe Osborn - Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn




Alex Sharps





Christine Wilhoyte




Julie Steier




Festival Speed Bluegrass




Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn - Julie Steier




Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn - Joe Osborn




Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn - Joe Osborn




Festival Speed Bluegrass




Festival Speed Bluegrass












Amy Novak Warren & Michael Hall


























Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country

Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country

David Thiessen: Mandolin - Vocals
Peter Domenici: Banjo
Ben Greenberg: Guitar - Lead Vocals
Jesse Fichman: Bass - Vocals
Jan Purat: Fiddle

Guest Musicians:

AJ Lee: Vocals
(AJ Lee & Blue Summit)

Dana Frankel: Fiddle





NCBS President Michael Hall
Introducing Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Jan Purat




Jesse Fichman




Ben Greenberg & David Thiessen




David Thiessen & Peter Domenici




Jan Purat & Jesse Fichman




Jesse Fichman








Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country
With Special Guest AJ Lee




Ben Greenberg - David Thiessen - AJ Lee - Peter Domenici




Ben Greenberg - David Thiessen - AJ Lee




Ben Greenberg - David Thiessen - AJ Lee - Peter Domenici




Paul Knight




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country
With Special Guest Dana Frankel




Jan Purat & Dana Frankel




David Thiessen on Guitar




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country




Ben Greenberg & Crucial Country












Patricia Collins & Rainy Escobar




DamDave Gillett









Karen Fedor (Kamaka Six String Ukulele) & Pete Hicks (Guitar)



Karen Fedor & Pete Hicks



Karen Fedor & Pete Hicks



Karen Fedor & Pete Hicks



Karen Fedor & Pete Hicks



Karen Fedor



Karen Fedor & Pete Hicks














Bloomfield Bluegrass Band

Jim Burke: Guitar - Vocals
Marc Francis: Bass
Patrick Campbell: Fiddle
David Thiessen: Mandolin - Vocals
Christine Wilhoyte: Banjo - Vocals





Bloomfield Bluegrass Band




Patrick Campbell




Jim Burke




Christine Wilhoyte - David Thiessen - Marc Francis




Christine Wilhoyte - David Thiessen - Marc Francis




David Thiessen - Marc Francis




Bloomfield Bluegrass Band




Bloomfield Bluegrass Band




Bloomfield Bluegrass Band




Bloomfield Bluegrass Band

Bloomfield is the finest bluegrass town nobody has heard of. In the late 1880s it was the pride of far southwest Sonoma County. But then, the railroad passed it by, the river silted in, the shops closed, and Bloomfield traveled down that long lonesome road. Someone should write a song! But every now and then the dogs bark and ranchers perk up their ears: Is that bluegrass we hear? Yep, the Bloomfield Bluegrass Band (BBB) is back in the saddle, cranking out tunes in the little old cabin up on the hill.

While the all-Sonoma County band has played together only since mid-2017, its members have been active in the northern California bluegrass scene for years. Christine Wilhoyte has been surrounded by bluegrass all her life – so far; like her dad, Mike, she knows her way around a guitar, but it’s her rock solid banjo playing and high lonesome tenor harmonies that help drive the BBB.

In the mid-2000s, mandolinist David Thiessen formed The Mighty Chiplings, an energetic bluegrass group of eleven-year-olds in Sebastopol. David also plays in the Pacific Drive Band and fills in with the legendary Ed Neff Band now and then. His mandolin solos are clean, clear, and forceful, and his baritone harmonies spot-on.

Find bluegrass, find Jim Burke. Jim brings to BBB an astounding repertoire of bluegrass tunes, soulful lead singing, and some mighty fine guitar picking. Inspired by Doc Watson recordings in his mom’s folk music collection, Jim went on to play with Moonshiners in Sonoma County and the Shit Howdy Boys in Davis…. and to wear the fingers off any jammer who shows up.

Perhaps it was his upbringing in Stockton – home of Vern Williams – that eventually called Marc Francis to bluegrass. After 20 years of holding down the beat at his country rock band, Stony Point, Marc soon learned to play the bass vertically and sing some great country classics.

Patrick Campbell’s bluegrass guitar career climaxed at a high school talent show in the mid-1960s; he would like to forget his band’s rendition of That Good Old Mountain Dew. A few weeks later he learned to rosin-up a bow, went on to play viola professionally in several Bay Area symphony orchestras, and then call it quits for 25 years. But six years ago, he came back to his bluegrass roots. You could say he traded Bach for Baker: Kenny, that is.






The Band Scramblers
Introduced by MC Christa Taylor

Paul Clarke (Banjo) - Cactus Bob Cole (Fiddle)
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson (Guitar)
_______ (Fiddle) - Whispering Dave (Mandolin)



Paul Clarke & Christa Taylor



Paul Clarke & Christa Taylor



The Band Scramblers



The Band Scramblers



The Band Scramblers



Cactus Bob Cole & Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson



Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson - _____________



The Band Scramblers



The Band Scramblers



The Band Scramblers



Whispering Dave




___________ & Lee Clarke




___________ & Lee Clarke




___________ & Lee Clarke












Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Glenn Dauphin: Guitar - Vocals
Allegra Thompson: Bass - Vocals
Wendy Burch Steel: Vocals - Songwriter
Butch Waller: Mandolin - Vocals

A unique cross-section of genres incorporating all the good and sweet aspects of folk, old-time, country, bluegrass, and blues.





Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood




Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood




Glenn Dauphin




Allegra Thompson




Wendy Burch Steel




Butch Waller




Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood




Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood




Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood




Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Allegra Thompson - Glenn Dauphin
Wendy Burch Steel - Butch Waller








Bruce Bellochio
Director of GOF Festival




Kelly Cuffe & Barbara Trost




Barbara Trost With Her New CD




Randy Wiesendanger




Martha Pugno & Bill Rawson




Martha Pugno & Bill Rawson












Rainy Escobar




Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson & Christa Taylor




Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson




Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson & Christa Taylor




Alex "Muddy" Smith - Cactus Bob Cole - Christa Taylor




Cactus Bob Cole







WORKSHOPS
Banjo Jam - Christine Wilhyote
Mandolin - Joshua Bergman















Dark Hollow

Mark Wardenburg: Fiddle - Vocals
Larry Cohea: Banjo - Vocals
Jon McNeill: Mandolin -Vocals

Jennifer Kitchen: Bass - Vocals
Jennifer Kitchen: Country music radio show on KFJC.org, 89.7 FM
Airs each Monday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

John Kornhauser: Guitar - Vocals
John Kornhauser: Blues music radio show on KFJC.org, 89.7 FM
Airs each Tuesday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM





Dark Hollow has been rocking the Northern California bluegrass scene for over ten 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 Hollow performs traditional favorites and slam-bang originals with equal gusto. The group's virtuoso musicianship, love of tunes, melodies, harmonies, and driving bluegrass rhythms blend 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!





Mark Wardenburg




Dark Hollow




Larry Cohea - Jennifer Kitchen - John Kornhauser




Dark Hollow




Jon McNeill & John Kornhauser




Jon McNeill - Jennifer Kitchen - John Kornhauser




Dark Hollow




_______ & Lee Clarke




Lee Clarke & Gail Garabedian




Dark Hollow




Dark Hollow

Larry Cohea - Jon McNeill - Jennifer Kitchen
John Kornhauser - Mark Wardenburg




Larry Cohea




Jon McNeill




Jennifer Kitchen




John Kornhauser




Mark Wardenburg




Dark Hollow




Emma Bassein & Jon McNeill




Michael Hall - NCBS President




Paul Knight




Colleen Conley











NCBS President Michael Hall
Introducing Bean Creek




Bean Creek is a California bluegrass band that pride themselves on song selection and delivery. They search for songs that have been lost or underappreciated and make them their own, while still tapping into the bluegrass tradition of the original vocal rendition. They have carved a niche for themselves among the critical and experienced bluegrass fans as the “real thing”. More suede than patent leather, Bean Creek wants to sing and play as it was done in times past.

Bean Creek

Pete Hicks: Fiddle - Mandolin - Vocals
Rob Horgan: Banjo
Billy Pitrone: Guitar - Vocals
Sarah Eblen: Bass - Vocals





Pete Hicks - Billy Pitrone - Rob Horgan - Sarah Eblen




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Pete Hicks - Billy Pitrone - Sarah Eblen




Bean Creek - Dancin' John - Dancin' Superman Kid




Lee Clarke & Dancin' Superman Kid




Dancin' Superman Kid & Lee Clarke




Sarah Eblen




Billy Pitrone




Rob Horgan




Rob Horgan - Pete Hicks - Sarah Eblen- Billy Pitrone




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Bean Creek




Paul Knight & Billy Pitrone




Paul Knight & Billy Pitrone




Dancin' Superman Kid & Family




Dancin' Superman Kid & Family




Bruce Kirschenbaum









Jacob Bayani (Guitar) & Quinn Becker (Guitar)




Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker




Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker




Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker




Jacob Bayani




Quinn Becker




Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker











Windy Hill

Kyle McCabe: Bass
Ryan Breen: Banjo - Vocals
Andy O'Brien: Mandolin – Vocals
Thomas Wille: Guitar - Vocals

Guest Musician:
Alex Sharps: Fiddle





Alex Sharps - Kyle McCabe - Andy O'Brien
Ryan Breen - Thomas Wille




Formed in 2008 by a couple of high school friends from the Bay Area, Windy Hill has covered a lot of ground in ten years, performing all over the western states. While the band is steeped in the traditional style, they've cultivated their own distinct bluegrass sound. The balance between their love for classic bluegrass and keenness for exploring fresh musical ideas defines their style and approach, and makes them a fan-favorite for music lovers of all types.

Three-part harmony, lonesome duets, banjo breakdowns, honky-tonk sorrow, blues mandolin, and original material combine to create their vision for bluegrass music and its future. They have won numerous awards, performed at festivals, venues, and bars across the west coast, and released four albums.





Windy Hill




Windy Hill




Windy Hill




Windy Hill




Dancin' John




Dancin' John & Windy Hill




Thomas Wille




Alex Sharps & Kyle McCabe



Windy Hill



Windy Hill



Windy Hill



Kyle McCabe - Andy O'Brien - Thomas Wille




Kyle McCabe - Andy O'Brien - Thomas Wille




Kyle McCabe - Ryan Breen - Thomas Wille




Windy Hill




Windy Hill




Alex Sharps & Windy Hill




Rainy Escobar & Gail Garabedian





______ (Guitar) & Dave Field (Guitar)



______ & Dave Field






______ & Dave Field







Paul Knight




Paul Knight












The Town Howlers, based in Oakland and Berkeley, California, play traditional bluegrass music and are influenced by the great singers and pickers from the golden era of bluegrass, such as Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Vern Williams, and Jimmy Martin. With flashy picking, tight harmony singing, and original as well as traditional songs, the Town Howlers show deference to traditional bluegrass while also adding their own style and sound.





The Town Howlers - Lineup for GOF:

Andy Lentz: Fiddle
Rowan McCallister: Mandolin - Vocals
Mike Gubman: Bass
Michael Small: Banjo – Vocals
John McKelvy: Guitar - Vocals





The Town Howlers




The Town Howlers




The Town Howlers




Mike Gubman




John McKelvy




Michael Small




The Town Howlers




Mike Gubman




John McKelvy



The Town Howlers



The Town Howlers



The Town Howlers



The Town Howlers



Andy Lentz - Rowan McCallister - Mike Gubman
Michael Small - John McKelvy




The Town Howlers




The Town Howlers












Published By
Autoharp Channel


Recorded By
Bruce Bellochio


Recorded By
Bruce Bellochio




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Lineup for GOF:

Eric Burman: Guitar
Tina Louise Barr: Autoharp
Ken Leiboff: Harmonica
Robert Cornelius: Bass
John Gwinner: Mandolin - Dobro
DamDave Gillett: Vocals
Bill Hunter: Drummer
Pete Hicks: Fiddle





Eric Burman, founder of GOF, and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band have been around since 2012. They entertain their dedicated audiences with good bluegrass, ol timey music, and progressive originals.





Eric Burman & The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Eric Burman - Pete Hicks - Robert Cornelius - Bill Hunter




John Gwinner




Ken Leiboff - John Gwinner - Tina Louise Barr
Eric Burman - Robert Cornelius - Pete Hicks




John Gwinner - Tina Louise Barr - Eric Burman - Robert Cornelius




John Gwinner - Tina Louise Barr - Eric Burman
Robert Cornelius - Pete Hicks




John Gwinner - Tina Louise Barr - Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett




Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett - Bill Hunter




Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett - Bill Hunter




Robert Cornelius




Tina Louise Barr & Eric Burman




Tina Louise Barr




Pete Hicks




Ken Leiboff & John Gwinner




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett - Bill Hunter




Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett - Bill Hunter




Robert Cornelius




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band & MC Barbra Burman
























Julie Horner & _______




___________ & Julie Horner




Julie Horner & _________








Barbra Burman & ___________




Eric Burman & Robert Cornelius




Eric Burman - Robert Cornelius - Pete Hicks - Bill Hunter




Eric Burman & Robert Cornelius




Tina Louise Barr & Eric Burman




Robert Cornelius & Pete Hicks




Pete Hicks




Ken Leiboff




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Tina Louise Barr & Eric Burman




Julie Horner - _________ - DamDave Gillett




Julie Horner - ________ - DamDave Gillett




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Bill Hunter




DamDave Gillett & Bill Hunter




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Robert Cornelius




John Gwinner




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




The Brookdale Bluegrass Band




Eric Burman & DamDave Gillett




Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett - Bill Hunter




John Gwinner - Tina Louise Barr - Eric Burman - DamDave Gillett




Julie Horner & ________




__________ & Julie Horner




__________ & Julie Horner




Eric Burman & DamDave Gillett




Sound By Harry Kaufman









The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, founded in 1973, in San Jose, California, is a state and federal non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional types of American music such as old-time, bluegrass and gospel music, as played on the fiddle and other compatible acoustic instruments. SCVFA is an all volunteer-operated public-benefit organization dedicated to the preservation, teaching, and enjoyment of traditional music for the fiddle and other instruments. One of their goals is to encourage young people to learn traditional tunes and musical styles. Besides welcoming young musicians to join them, they offer periodic KidFiddle workshops led by local fiddle instructors. This program is primarily funded by fees for their performances in the community and by donations to the SCVFA. They are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are generally tax-deductible.







Clark Akatiff: Banjo
Dave Thomas: Mandolin
Patti Bossert: Fiddle
Susan Goodis: Fiddle




Clark Akatiff




Dave Thomas
(SCVFA Trustee & Board Member)




Patti Bossert




Susan Goodis
(SCVFA President)








BLUEGRASS PRIDE
(Art Image Courtesy Of NCBS)











(Photograph Courtesy of Ted Kuster)

2019: Ted Kuster is a founding member of Bluegrass Pride, a project of the California Bluegrass Association. Bluegrass Pride quickly captured interest and has become its own national nonprofit, with chapters nationwide. Bluegrass Pride celebrates the role of LGBT creative artists in bluegrass, and strives to help our beloved bluegrass community become even more inclusive and welcoming. Bluegrass Pride has entered a float carrying a live bluegrass band in the San Francisco Pride Parade for three years now, winning the Best Musical Contingent Award twice.

Ted Kuster is an accomplished musician. He plays banjo with The Beauty Operators String Band and is a popular guest musician with several bands, including The Bloomfield Bluegrass Band, Muleskinner Stomp, and The Colonels of Truth.




The Beauty Operators
String Band






Love the Flexi!




Love the Flexi!




Hosted by Doris Minick
Crafts and activites in a fenced area for children of all ages!








Doris Minick setting up a craft.








Kona Ice









Sylvan Music




Sylvan Music












Patty Kiner
















Barbara Trost & Jack Kuykendall




Rainy Escobar & Cliff Compton




Harry Kaufman








Bonnie Beck & Gail Garabedian




Ramona Allingham & Steve Ladonga
(Home Stilled String Band)




Getting Ready For Raffle




Becky Collins (Purple Shirt) & GOF Raffle Booth Staff




______ & Karen Reyes




GillyGirls




Windy Hill Band




Karen Reyes & Joshua Bergmann (Rose Valley Thorns)




Rose Valley Thorns








Raffle Drawing Time!
Becky Collins & Michael Hall




Becky Collins














The Rose Valley Thorns

Joshua Bergmann: Mandolin - Vocals
Jared Bergmann: Guitar - Vocals
Corey Hugh Highberg: Bass - Vocals





The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns new full-length album is now available! Recorded in Grammy-Award winning Canyon Hut Studios with Grammy-nominated engineer Chris Reynolds and Grammy-winning Tim Hutton, this project beautifully captures the eclectic combination of fresh innovation and songwriting with homage to the old. These recordings were captured in live takes with vintage microphones so as to represent the authentic expression that the Thorns create with their music. Available on the platform of your choice! The Rose Valley Thorn’s truly unique and refreshing sound was inspired by the stunningly beautiful Rose Valley, which lies in the mountains above the creative community of Ojai, California.





The Rose Valley Thorns




Corey Hugh Highberg




Joshua Bergmann




Joshua & Jared Bergmann




Amy Campbell & Sammy




The Rose Valley Thorns



The Rose Valley Thorns




Sophia Pearson



The Rose Valley Thorns



The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns
Being Upstaged By Dancin' Superman Kid



Handsome Joshua Bergmann Graciously Accepting
That He Can't Compete With An Adorable Toddler




The Rose Valley Thorns




Corey Hugh Highberg




The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns & Amy Campbell




Jared Bergmann - Seth Oster - Joshua Bergmann




Joshua Bergmann & Greg _________




Jared Bergmann & Greg __________




Corey Hugh Highberg - Greg ___________ - Jared Bergmann




Corey Hugh Highberg - Greg ___________ - Jared Bergmann




Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)
Corey Hugh Highberg




Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)
Joshua Bergmann




Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)
Jared Bergmann




Jared Bergmann - Sophia Pearson - Sammy




The Rose Valley Thorns




The Rose Valley Thorns




Jared Bergmann - The Rose Valley Thorns




Colleen Conley & Paul Knight




Colleen Conley & Paul Knight





John Kornhauser
Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band

Blues music radio show on KFJC.org, 89.7 FM
Airs each Tuesday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM







D.B. Pacini-Christensen
Photographer







Michael Fisher & Robin Frenette




Robin Frenette
(Photographer)






Dave Field (Guitar)



Dave Field



Dave Field



Dave Field











Red Dog Ash is an award-winning bluegrass band from California’s central valley. The quintet is known for its original compositions, hard-driving tunes, tight harmonies, and authentic high-lonesome vocals. Inspired by the bluegrass tradition, smart and passionate in its performance, the band’s unique sound has recently, and aptly, been called — Soulgrass.




Red Dog Ash

Jason Winfree: Guitar - Vocals
Gary Vessel: Mandolin - Vocals
Julie Cooper Peet: Fiddle - Vocals
Mark Peet: Banjo

Guest Musician
Mike Gubman: Bass




Mike Gubman - Julie Cooper Peet
Gary Vessel - Jason Winfree - Mark Peet



Julie Cooper Peet - Gary Vessel - Jason Winfree



Jason Winfree & Mark Peet



Red Dog Ash



Mike Gubman



Red Dog Ash



Red Dog Ash



Julie Cooper Peet - Mike Gubman - Gary Vessel



Gary Vessel & Jason Winfree



Mark Peet



Red Dog Ash




Red Dog Ash

Randy January
(Photographer)




Mark Peet

Randy January
(Photographer)




Gary Vessel & Jason Winfree

Randy January
(Photographer)




Julie Cooper Peet

Randy January
(Photographer)




Mike Gubman - Julie Cooper Peet - Gary Vessel

Randy January
(Photographer)




Gary Vessel

Randy January
(Photographer)




Mark Peet

Randy January
(Photographer)




Mike Gubman

Randy January
(Photographer)




Julie Cooper Peet




Mark Peet




Gary Vessel




Julie Cooper Peet & Mike Gubman




Red Dog Ash



Red Dog Ash



Red Dog Ash

Mark Peet - Julie Cooper Peet - Gary Vessel
Jason Winfree – Mike Gubman



Red Dog Ash



Red Dog Ash



Red Dog Ash





Lucky Horseshoe Band
Ted Kuster (Banjo) - Ron Esparza (Mandolin)
Hideaki Mizuno (Bass) - Aaron Zorndorf (Guitar)



Lucky Horseshoe Band




Dancin' Superman Kid




Ron Esparza - Hideaki Mizuno - Aaron Zorndorf
Dancin' Superman Kid



Lucky Horseshoe Band
(Dancers Lee Clarke & Cliff Compton)



Lucky Horseshoe Band
(Dancers Lee Clarke & Cliff Compton)



Lucky Horseshoe Band & Dancin' Superman Kid



Lucky Horseshoe Band



Lucky Horseshoe Band



Bluegrass Princess & Dan Stein












GrassKickers

Bob Garcia: Mandolin - Vocals

Bob plays a number of instruments but, excels on the mandolin where he executes precision breaks with taste and creativity. Bob is also the lead singer on a number of songs that form the foundation of the GrassKickers repertoire.

Ron “Bearrrr” Murray: U-Bass - Vocals

Bearrrr is truly the heart and soul of GrassKickers. Holding every song down with his unconventional ukulele bass, Bearrrr is also a talented singer/songwriter whose lead singing and harmony vocals blend perfectly with almost any song the band offers. His original songs honor the bluegrass tradition and help keep the GrassKickers unique in their musical offerings to their appreciative audiences.

Dan Stein: Guitar - Vocals

Dan grew up in Pittsfield, Maine and practices law in Fresno. His past 16 years of playing bluegrass music have brought him from Maine to North Carolina, to Vermont, to the Bay Area in California and finally planting himself in the Central Valley. Dan began playing with GrassKickers after an audition, unbeknownst to him, in a field picking session at the local Kings River Bluegrass Festival with Bob back in the fall of 2009. Dan plays guitar and sings both harmony and lead vocal on a lot of the songs GrassKickers performs, and he is thankful for the opportunity to continue to share in making great bluegrass music with this band. Dan is a songwriter as well and has written original songs for GrassKickers and even for the top national touring band, Town Mountain.

Tom Naiman: Banjo -Vocals

Tom is a multi-talented singer and instrumentalist who is also a native of Fresno. Tom is the newest member of GrassKickers and his addition to the lineup has brought GrassKickers to a whole other level in terms of the range of their music. Tom is well known for being the banjo player of past group, Dalton Mountain. Tom plays the banjo and also sings for GrassKickers plus, has brought the “blues” in bluegrass to the forefront of GrassKickers set lists. Whether he is singing Merle Haggard’s Working Mans Blues or Dan Paisley’s Raising Cain in Texas, he draws out the marrow of the bluegrass bone in every song he sings and plays.




MC Jesse Fichman & Bluegrass Princess



MC Jesse Fichman Introducing Bluegrass Princess



Bluegrass Princess Effortlessly Charms Audience



Bluegrass Princess Introduces Her Favorite Band --- GrassKickers!



GrassKickers



GrassKickers



Dancin' John



Dan Sankey



Bob Garcia - Ron “Bearrrr” Murray - Dan Stein



Tom Naiman



GrassKickers



Dan Sankey



Tom Naiman






GrassKickers



GrassKickers



Tom Naiman



GrassKickers & Bluegrass Princess



GrassKickers



GrassKickers



GrassKickers


















Bruce Bellochio - Jesse Fichman - Chad Bowen



MC Jesse Fichman



Bruce Bellochio
GOF Festival Director



Becky Collins






Christa Taylor - Paul Clarke - Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson



Christa Taylor - Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson - Paul Knight





WORKSHOPS
Bluegrass Vocals - AJ Lee
Fidddle - Pete Hicks





Performance At Radio Station








Band Scramble Hosts
Cactus Bob Cole - Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson - Christa Taylor



Band Scramble Hosts
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson - Cactus Bob Cole - Christa Taylor



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Rainy Escobar Introducing Gail Garabedian



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble




Dave _________




Gail Garabedian & Rainy Escobar




Gail Garabedian




Band Scramble




Band Scramble




Paul Clarke



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Band Scramble Hosts
Christa Taylor & Cactus Bob Cole



Band Scramble Hosts
Christa Taylor - Cactus Bob Cole - Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson



Band Scramble



Band Scramble



Paul Knight






Jim Fisori & Dave Swartz



Paul Knight






Bonnie Beck & __________



Dr. Julian Lozos
(Professor California State University Northridge)
_________________

Karen Reyes







AJ Lee



San Benito County Historical Park Cottage Bar
Beer sold at the cottage, proceeds donated to "Relay for Life" Cancer Walk.



San Benito County Historical Park Dance Hall
Location of "Barn Dances" held Friday & Saturday Nights.






Dr. Julian Lozos
Professor California State University Northridge
(Announcing His Earthquake Lectures)



Dr. Julian Lozos
Professor California State University Northridge
(Announcing His Earthquake Lectures)



Dr. Julian Lozos
Professor California State University Northridge
(Announcing His Earthquake Lectures)






MC Karen Reyes



MC Karen Reyes Introducing Wildcat Mountain Ramblers












Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Robert Cornelius: Banjo - Vocals (Occasionally Bass & Zydeco Tie)
Suzanne Suwanda: Bass – Vocals - 2nd Fiddle
Alex Mayers: Guitar - Vocals
Mark Wardenburg: Fiddle - Vocals

Chad Johnson: Mandolin - Vocals
(Did not play at GOF this year.)

Guest Musician:
AJ Lee: Mandolin - Vocals




Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Mark Wardenburg



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Dancin' John



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee




Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee




Mark Wardenburg - Alex Mayers - Suzanne Suwanda




Alex Mayers & Suzanne Suwanda




Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee




Dancin' John - Wildcat Mountain Ramblers - AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee



Wildcat Mountain Ramblers & AJ Lee






_________ & Bill Hunter





Joe Osborn (Fiddle) & Alex Sharps (Guitar)



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Dancin' John - Joe Osborn - Alex Sharps




Dancin' John - Dancin' Superman Kid - Joe Osborn - Alex Sharps



Dancin' John



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Joe Osborn - Alex Sharps - Dancin' Superman Kid



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Joe Osborn & Alex Sharps



Meg Good & Ida Winfree



Jennifer Flores - Meg Good - Ida Winfree



Jennifer Flores - Meg Good - Ida Winfree




Ida Winfree - Jennifer Flores - Megan January




Ida Winfree - Jennifer Flores - Megan January













North Country Blue

Ida Winfree: Mandolin - Guitar - Lead/Harmony Vocals
Megan January: Bass - Lead/Harmony Vocals
Tessa Schwartz: Fiddle - Lead/Harmony Vocals
John Gooding: Guitar - Mandolin - Lead/Harmony Vocals

Not perfoming with band at GOF
Christine Wilhoyte: Banjo - Lead/Harmony Vocals




North Country Blue



North Country Blue



Tessa Schwartz - Ida Winfree - Megan January - John Gooding



North Country Blue



North Country Blue



Tessa Schwartz - Ida Winfree - Megan January - John Gooding



Tessa Schwartz - Ida Winfree - John Gooding



North Country Blue



North Country Blue



North Country Blue



North Country Blue




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




Ida Winfree

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




Tessa Schwartz - Ida Winfree - Megan January

Randy January
(Photographer)




Ida Winfree - Tessa Schwartz - Megan January

Randy January
(Photographer)




Ida Winfree - Tessa Schwartz - John Gooding

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




Tessa Schwartz & John Gooding

Randy January
(Photographer)




Tessa Schwartz

Randy January
(Photographer)




Megan January

Randy January
(Photographer)




John Gooding

Randy January
(Photographer)




Tessa Schwartz & John Gooding

Randy January
(Photographer)




North Country Blue

Randy January
(Photographer)




Randy January



North Country Blue



North Country Blue
Megan January - Tessa Schwartz - Ida Winfree - John Gooding



North Country Blue








Jacob Bayani (Guitar) & Quinn Becker (Guitar)



Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker



Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani & Quinn Becker



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



GOF Flowers



Cactus Bob Cole & Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson



Cactus Bob Cole & Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Introducing The Nell & Jim Band













Nell & Jim Band

Nell Robinson: Flute - Vocals
Jim Nunally: Guitar - Vocals
Jim Kerwin: Bass -Fiddle
Rob Reich: Accordion - Keyboards
Alex Aspinall: Percussion




Nell & Jim Band

Following decades of success in their respective careers, and exciting recent appearances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, La Roche Bluegrass Festival (France), Northern California musicians Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally have released a new album of original material, Steel.





Nell & Jim Band



Rob Reich



Jim Kerwin - Nell Robinson - Jim Nunally



Jim Kerwin - Nell Robinson - Jim Nunally



Nell & Jim Band



Nell & Jim Band



Nell & Jim Band



Alex Aspinall



Rob Reich - Jim Kerwin - Nell Robinson



Jim Kerwin - Nell Robinson - Jim Nunally



Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally



Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally



Rob Reich



Nell Robinson - Jim Nunally - Alex Aspinall



Nell & Jim Band



Rob Reich



Alex Aspinall



Nell & Jim Band



Nell & Jim Band



Nell & Jim Band



Nell & Jim Band



Rob Reich



Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally



Alex Aspinall



Jim Kerwin



Nell & Jim Band



Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson & Nell Robinson






Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Announcing Raffle Drawing



Bruce Bellochio
GOF Festival Director



Bruce Bellochio & Becky Collins

















WORKSHOPS
Autoharp: Bluegrass Rhythm - Tina Louise Barr
Organizing Community Festivals & Events
Bruce Bellochio & Michael Hall





"Beginning Kids Instruments"
(Free Private Lessons During The Festival)
Dave Packer



Dave Packer
(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Packer)












Rita Hosking Band

Rita Hosking: Vocals – Guitar –Harmonica - Banjo
Sean Feder: Vocals – Dobro -Banjo - Guitar
Bill Dakin: Vocals - Bass
Andy Lentz: Vocals - Fiddle

Northern California’s Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, dishes, black holes, and hope. An award-winning and prolific songwriter characterized as "here and now" by The Observer, she’s recently released her seventh album, For Real.





Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking



Rita Hosking



Sean Feder & Rita Hosking



Andy Lentz - Sean Feder - Rita Hosking



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Andy Lentz



Rita Hosking



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking



Rita Hosking



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band
Sean Feder - Andy Lentz - Rita Hosking - Bill Dakin



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking Band



Rita Hosking



Kelly Cuffe - Christa Taylor – Lisa Burns



Kelly Cuffe - Christa Taylor – Lisa Burns



Kelly Cuffe - Christa Taylor – Lisa Burns





Steve Ladonga (Guitar) & "High Hat" Bill Hunter (Banjo)



Steve Ladonga & "High Hat" Bill Hunter



Steve Ladonga & "High Hat" Bill Hunter



Steve Ladonga & "High Hat" Bill Hunter



Dancin' Superman Kid - Steve Ladonga - "High Hat" Bill Hunter



Lee Clarke - Dancin' Superman Kid
Steve Ladonga - "High Hat" Bill Hunter




"High Hat" Bill Hunter




Dancin' Superman Kid - Steve Ladonga - "High Hat" Bill Hunter
















Muleskinner Stomp

Chris Wolff: Guitar - Vocals
Chris Eccles: Mandolin -Vocals
Jim McCall: Dobro - Vocals
Matt Lauer: Bass -Vocals
Did not perform with band at GOF this year.

Guest Musicians:
Hideaki Mizuno: Bass
Ted Kuster: Banjo




Muleskinner Stomp is a hard-driving and high-energy seasoned acoustic San Francisco, California, quartet that specializes in foot-tapping traditional and contemporary bluegrass. They perform beautiful melodies and sweet harmonies and incorporate multiple musical styles including country and rock and roll.




Muleskinner Stomp



Muleskinner Stomp



Jim McCall - Chris Eccles - Chris Wolff



Jim McCall - Chris Eccles - Chris Wolff



Jim McCall - Chris Eccles - Chris Wolff



Hideaki Mizuno



Jim McCall - Hideaki Mizuno - Chris Wolff



Jim McCall - Chris Wolff - Chris Eccles



Jim McCall - Chris Wolff - Chris Eccles



Jim McCall - Chris Wolff - Hideaki Mizuno - Chris Eccles



Hideaki Mizuno



Muleskinner Stomp



Chris Eccles - Chris Wolff - Hideaki Mizuno



Muleskinner Stomp & Ted Kuster



Muleskinner Stomp & Ted Kuster



Muleskinner Stomp & Ted Kuster



Jim McCall - Ted Kuster - Chris Eccles - Chris Wolff



Muleskinner Stomp



Ted Kuster



Muleskinner Stomp




Hideaki Mizuno




Muleskinner Stomp




Muleskinner Stomp



Muleskinner Stomp



Muleskinner Stomp
Jim McCall - Hideaki Mizuno - Chris Wolff - Chris Eccles



Muleskinner Stomp



A Visit From E. Clampus Vitas












Kelly Cuffe - Chad Bowen- Christa Taylor



Chad Bowen





DamDave Gillett & Friends

_________ (Mandolin) - DamDave Gillett (Guitar)
Dave Guarante (Banjo) _______ (Guitar)
_______ (Fiddle) - Dave Gooding (Bass)



DamDave Gillett & Friends



DamDave Gillett & Friends



DamDave Gillett & Friends



DamDave Gillett & Friends



DamDave Gillett & Friends



DamDave Gillett & Friends











AJ Lee & Blue Summit

AJ Lee: Mandolin - Lead Vocals
Jesse Fichman: Guitar - Vocals
Sully Tuttle: Guitar - Vocals
Chad Bowen: Bass – Vocals

Guest Musicians:

Jack Tuttle: Fiddle
Alex Sharps: Fiddle
Al Mireault: Banjo




AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Chad Bowen & Jesse Fichman



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Alex Sharps





AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Alex Sharps - Sully Tuttle - AJ Lee



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee - Blue Summit - Dancin' John



Alex Sharps



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Sully Tuttle & AJ Lee




AJ Lee & Blue Summit




AJ Lee & Blue Summit




AJ Lee & Blue Summit




Sully Tuttle & Jesse Fichman




AJ Lee & Blue Summit




AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Alex Sharps - Jack Tuttle - Sully Tuttle



Jack Tuttle





AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Jack Tuttle & Al Mireault



Alex Sharps & Jack Tuttle



Al Mireault & Sully Tuttle



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Alex Sharps - Jack Tuttle -Al Mireault



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Alex Sharps - Sully Tuttle - AJ Lee - Jesse Fichman - Chad Bowen



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



AJ Lee & Blue Summit



Michael Hall Presents
Lifetime Achievement Awards To
Darlene Janine Walker and Linzey Hill



Michael Hall - Darlene Janine Walker - Linzey Hill



Darlene Janine Walker & Linzey Hill



Darlene Janine Walker
GOF Founder Eric Burman
Linzey Hill



Congratulations Darlene Janine Walker!



Congratulations Linzey Hill!



_______ & Lee Clarke



_______ & Lee Clarke





AJ Lee (Fiddle) - Ben Greenberg (Mandolin)
Alex Sharps (Guitar) - Jesse Fichman (Bass)



AJ Lee - Ben Greenberg - Alex Sharps - Jesse Fichman



AJ Lee - Ben Greenberg - Alex Sharps - Jesse Fichman



Ben Greenberg - Alex Sharps - Jesse Fichman



AJ Lee - Ben Greenberg - Alex Sharps - Jesse Fichman




AJ Lee - Ben Greenberg - Alex Sharps - Jesse Fichman










The Goat Hill Girls:

Lee Anne Welch: Fiddle - Vocals
Sonia Shell: Banjo - Vocals
Kim Elking: Mandolin - Vocals
Lisa Burns: Bass
Linda Maki: Guitar - Vocals



The Goat Hill Girls are the harmonious blending of old and new friends, some of these talented ladies have played bluegrass music together for more than 37 years.




Sonia Shell - Kim Elking - Lisa Burns



Sonia Shell & Kim Elking



Linda Maki



Lee Anne Welch



Lisa Burns & Linda Maki



Kim Elking - Lisa Burns - Linda Maki



Sonia Shell - Kim Elking - Lisa Burns



Lisa Burns



Sonia Shell & Kim Elking



Sonia Shell



Lisa Burns & Linda Maki



Lee Anne Welch & Sonia Shell



Lee Anne Welch



Lee Anne Welch - Sonia Shell - Kim Elking - Lisa Burns



Lee Anne Welch & Sonia Shell



The Goat Hill Girls



The Goat Hill Girls



The Goat Hill Girls



Linda Maki



The Goat Hill Girls



The Goat Hill Girls
Lee Anne Welch - Sonia Shell - Kim Elking - Lisa Burns - Linda Maki



The Goat Hill Girls
















Dave Holodiloff Band

Dave Holodiloff: Mandolin - Vocals
Elijjah McCullar: Fiddle
Lex Olsen: Guitar

Guest Musician:
John Klein: Bass




Dave Holodiloff Band

The Dave Holodiloff Band is an energetic string band, featuring excellent Bluegrass, Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Jazz, Latin music, and more. Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, and composer. His uniquely inventive arrangements and expressive musical interpretations inspire partnerships with other amazing musicians. Holodiloff is a skilled and innovative mandolin player. His diverse recordings include Original Music, Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, World Favorites, Holiday Classics, and a Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute.




Dave Holodiloff Band









Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band















Dave Holodiloff



John Klein



Lex Olsen



Dave Holodiloff Band



Lex Olsen



























Dave Swartz





















Dave Holodiloff Band



Pretty Lady & Dave Holodiloff





















Elijjah McCullar



Dave Holodiloff



Lex Olsen









Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band



Eric Burman



Eric Burman



Eric Burman



GOF Founder Eric Burman



Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band



Eric Burman



Eric Burman



Dave Holodiloff



Elijjah McCullar & Dave Holodiloff




Dave Holodiloff Band




Dave Holodiloff Band




Elijjah McCullar




Elijjah McCullar & Dave Holodiloff




John Klein




Dave Holodiloff Band




Dave Holodiloff




Dave Holodiloff Band




______ & Bill Hunter








Dave Holodiloff Band




Dave Holodiloff




Elijjah McCullar




Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band



Dave Holodiloff Band






Eric Burman & Mike Lopicolo



Sound By Harry Kaufman








































Michael Hall - D.B. Pacini-Christensen - Tim Christensen
(Graham Gardemeyer - Photographer)



Michael Hall - D.B. Pacini-Christensen - Tim Christensen
(Graham Gardemeyer - Photographer)



Michael Hall - D.B. Pacini-Christensen - Tim Christensen
(Graham Gardemeyer - Photographer)



Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)



Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)



Karen Reyes & Becky Collins



Karen Reyes & Becky Collins
























The GillyGirls

Savannah Gillingham: Fiddle – Harmony Vocals
Morgan Gillingham: Bass – Mandolin - Lead & Harmony Vocals
Hailey Gillingham: Guitar – Lead Vocals
Jillian Gillingham: Mandolin - Banjo – Harmony Vocals




Jillian Gillingham



Hailey Gillingham



Morgan Gillingham



Savannah Gillingham



Hailey & Savannah Gillingham



Morgan Gillingham



The GillyGirls






Jillian & Morgan Gillingham



Hailey & Savannah Gillingham



Savannah Gillingham



The GillyGirls



Savannah Gillingham



Jillian Gillingham



Hailey Gillingham



Morgan Gillingham



The GillyGirls



The GillyGirls



The GillyGirls
Jillian - Morgan - Hailey - Savannah



The GillyGirls



Savannah Gillingham



Jillian Gillingham



Morgan Gillingham



Hailey Gillingham







































Stethanie Hochuli








Alex Sharps (Fiddle)



Alex Sharps



Alex Sharps



Alex Sharps



Alex Sharps



Alex Sharps



Alex Sharps - Dancin' Superman Kid








A special appreciation to the GillyGirls
for encouraging the kids and accompanying them on stage.


Betsy Riger is the music director for the Kids on Stage program. The program gives kids who sing or play an instrument the opportunity to perform on the Main Stage.




Bluegrass Feet



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Kids on Stage



Dennis and Linda Anderson



Dennis Anderson - Linda Anderson - Betsy Riger





Cactus Bob Cole (Mandolin)
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson (Bass)
Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith (Guitar)



Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith



Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith



Cactus Bob Cole & Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson



Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith



Cactus Bob Cole
Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson
Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith
Dancin' Superman Kid



Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith



Chris "Prairie Flower" Stevenson & Whispering Alex "Muddy" Smith











Fog Holler

Casey James Holmberg: Banjo -Vocals
Noa Laniakea: Bass - Fiddle
Tommy Schulz: Resophonic Guitar –Vocals




Paul Knight & Fog Holler



Paul Knight



MC Dave Field Introducing Fog Holler



Fog Holler:
Mysteriously lonesome, hard driving bluegrass from the San Francisco Bay Area.




Fog Holler



Tommy Schulz - Noa Laniakea - Casey James Holmberg



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler






Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Casey James Holmberg



Fog Holler



Noa Laniakea



Noa Laniakea



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Fog Holler



Tommy Schulz



Tommy Schulz



Noa Laniakea



Noa Laniakea



Casey James Holmberg



Casey James Holmberg






Rainy Escobar & Joanne Minasi





The Becker Boys (Father & Son)

Mark Becker (Guitar) & Quinn Becker (Guitar)
Later joined by Jacob Bayani (Vocals)



Mark & Quinn Becker



Mark & Quinn Becker



Mark & Quinn Becker



Mark & Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani
Mark & Quinn Becker



Jacob Bayani
Mark & Quinn Becker








Festival Speed Bluegrass

Julie Steier: Mandolin - Vocals

Joe Osborn: Fiddle - Vocals
Winner of 2019 California state old time fiddle contest, senior division.

Andrew Osborn: Bass - Vocals
Excellent 16-year-old bass player, also a member of Crying Uncle.

Guest Musician:
Alex Sharps: Guitar – Fiddle - Vocals
Excellent young musician and teacher, placed 5th in National old time fiddle contest, young adult division.




Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn - Julie Steier



Joe Osborn



Andrew Osborn





Alex Sharps





Andrew Osborn & Julie Steier



Andrew Osborn



Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn - Julie Steier



Andrew Osborn & Julie Steier



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Alex Sharps & Andrew Osborn



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Robin Frenette



Robin Frenette



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass



Festival Speed Bluegrass
Joe Osborn - Julie Steier - Alex Sharps - Andrew Osborn



Teddy & Rita



Gary & Sammy



Graham Gardemeyer
(Kids Not On Stage GOF Photographer's Assistant)





Jacob Bayani (Guitar)



Jacob Bayani



Jacob Bayani



Jacob Bayani



Jacob Bayani



Jacob Bayani



Raffle Drawing
Dave Field - Dana Frankel - Bruce Bellochio - Becky Collins



Becky Collins & Bruce Bellochio



MC Dana Frankel



MC Dana Frankel
Introducing Stoney Mountain Ramblers










Influenced by the traditions of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Grateful Dead, the Stoney Mountain Ramblers get the crowd hootin' and hollerin' with their hot picking, high-lonesome harmonies, barn-burning dance tunes and the occasional "odd" cover.

The group formed in 2001, in the Stoney Mountain district of Menlo Park, California. Mainstays of the peninsula pre-school circuit, the band has also performed at a variety of historic Bay Area bluegrass venues, including the Pioneer Saloon, the Brookdale Lodge, and the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Hollister, California.




Stoney Mountain Ramblers
With Guest Musician Pete Hicks



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



D.B. Pacini-Christensen



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Dancin' John
Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Dancin' John
Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Pete Hicks



Stoney Mountain Ramblers



The Stoney Mountain Ramblers & Pete Hicks



The Stoney Mountain Ramblers & Pete Hicks



The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

"Doc" Scott Klein (guitar & mandolin) who does not play a doctor on TV, comes from the Santa Cruz Mountains. He first sat in with the Stoney Mountain Ramblers in 2011 and joined full-time in 2014. Given his nickname by the ONLY Scott in the band, he can be found staying up late jamming at various festivals and bacchanals throughout the year.

Steve Joynes (fiddle) hails from a backwoods holler in Virginia. He's played fiddle in several Bay Area bluegrass bands including Down Home, Luck of the Draw, Smokin' Hams, and Wires And Wood. Steve picks more than anybody we know and is always looking for a new jam.

Bill Hamburgen (bass) played string bass in symphony orchestras throughout his school years in Minnesota. After suffering a head injury, he joined La Honda's legendary acid-bluegrass garage band, the Buffalo Chips. A whiff of real bluegrass became a 7-year stint with the Grass Menagerie. Bill is "considered something of an expert by leading authorities."

Scott Dailey (banjo) is also the band's booking agent, webmaster, and sound engineer. His studio doubles as the band's worldwide headquarters. Recently freed from the Evil Grasp of Corporate America, Scott does management consulting and recording projects in his studio.

Gary Anwyl (dobro) is a long time electric and slide guitarist who decided to take up dobro. The Stoney Mountain Ramblers is Gary's first bluegrass project. In anticipation of a lucrative bluegrass career Gary has already quit his day job.




The Stoney Mountain Ramblers



Michael Hall & Bruce Kirschenbaum





GOF Bluegrass Bards

Jim Fisoli (Guitar) - Lorraine _____ (Bass)
Bert _____ (Mandolin) - John _____ (Banjo)



GOF Bluegrass Bards



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GOF Bluegrass Bards



GOF Bluegrass Bards



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The Bluegrass Element

Stevo Gillett: Mandolin – Lead/Harmony Vocals
Doug Carlton: Guitar - Dobro - Harmony Vocals
Steve Hall: Banjo
Michael McDonald: Bass – Lead/Harmony Vocals

Original Songs Written By Michael McDonald
Original Instrumentals Written By Stevo Gillett

Most Recent CD:
THE BLUEGRASS ELEMENT

Prior CDs Include:
GRASSFIRE and FIFTY SHADES OF BLUEGRASS
(Howling at the Moon)



The Bluegrass Element band plays modern and traditional bluegrass music in Fresno, Clovis, Hanford, Shaver Lake, and beyond.




The Bluegrass Element



Steve Hall



Michael McDonald & Doug Carlton



Stevo Gillett



Steve Hall



Michael McDonald & Doug Carlton



Stevo Gillett



The Bluegrass Element



Steve Hall



Michael McDonald & Doug Carlton



Stevo Gillett



Bluegrass Element



Doug Carlton - Michael McDonald - Stevo Gillett



Bluegrass Element
Doug Carlton - Michael McDonald - Steve Hall - Stevo Gillett



Bluegrass Element



Doug Carlton



Michael McDonald



Steve Hall



Stevo Gillett



Bruce Kirschenbaum & ________



Bruce Kirschenbaum - D.B. Pacini-Christensen - Michael Hall



Colleen Conley



On the road driving home through Trés Piños. Until next year.




Give Peace A Chance






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Eric Burman
GOF Founder










Dancin' John

In 2000 Dancin’ John attended 19 music festivals and music shows. After speaking with friends, he discovered that he had attended more events than anyone he knew. In 2001 he decided to make a deliberate effort to attend as many music events as possible to see what his record high could be. He attended 120 events---but many festivals and events were cancelled after the September 11 attacks. John decided to try again in 2002 to see how many events he could attend in a full year. His amazing record for 2002 was 162 music festivals and shows. Realizing this was a record not likely to be broken by himself or anyone else, John has (since 2002) attended 40-50 festivals or shows each year. Even at 40-50 per year, we doubt anyone can challenge his record! Dancin’ John, we all THANK YOU for your unwavering loyalty to musicians and to music events.









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Colleen Conley & Paul Knight


Sound By Paul Knight



Paul Knight - Bass Player





First Stage Sound By AJ Lee






Dance Hall Sound By Harry Kaufman






Recording By Bruce Champion @ GOF



Bruce Champion




Bruce Champion




Bruce Champion




Bruce Champion




Recording Truck By Bruce Champion









ROBIN FRENETTE - PHOTOGRAPHER

Robin Frenette, thank you for generously contributing photographs to this photo-essay. You were enthusiastic and diligent in your efforts to help make this photo-essay as comprehensive as possible. All photographs taken by Robin Frenette have her name watermarked in the bottom right corner of each photograph. Her GOF photographs, including photographs not included in this photo-essay, are available in high-resolution at no cost to participants and performers.





Robin Frenette

Email: robinfrenettephotography@gmail.com



RANDY JANUARY - PHOTOGRAPHER

Randy January, thank you for generously contributing photographs to this photo-essay. Your photographs are beautiful and greatly enhance this photo-essay.





Randy January



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D.B. Pacini-Christensen
Photographer




Tim Christensen
Photographer