and Northern California Bands
and Bands for Hire
Check it out! More local bands than you can shake a long-tailed rattler at.
Monday Night Volunteers Hick'ry Switch Suspect Terrane Ricochet Sage Creek
Sierra Sweethearts Westwind Sierra Sisters
Little City String Band Rattlesnake Mountain Boys Sierra Silverstrings
Unionville Acoustic Band Wyatt Troxel "Wyliecoot" Grassland Road
Mark and Katie Johnson Mike Suglia Cory King
For more information contact Mark & Katie Johnson at (775) 885-8850.
Monday Night Volunteers
The Monday Night Volunteers is Northern Nevada's oldest and most respected bluegrass band. These musicians have given tirelessly of themselves to Reno and neighboring communities, bringing music and smiles to listeners for many years. The MNV will entertain you with plenty of stories, laughs and lots of good, toe-tappin' music!
For bookings, contact Tex Tankersley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspect Terrane performs an entertaining eclectic spectrum of acoustic music, drawing on the influences of bluegrass, western swing, folk, and rock, and pulling it all together with rich vocal harmonies. The Suspects have been bringing their music to northern Nevada and northern California audiences since 2009, playing at great venues including the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival, The Americana Music Festival, the Brewery Arts Center, opening for the great Steve Kaufman, Genoa Concerts on the Green, Bartley Ranch Come in from the Cold Series, and the Genoa Old Time Music Festival plus a variety of other special events and favorite watering holes.
You can find out more about Suspect Terrane and keep up with performances by visiting them at Facebook:
Suspect Terrane is also on YouTube:
For bookings, please contact:
Brad Hart – (775) 315-0605 – email@example.com
Lynn Zonge – (775) 720-5872 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sage Creek is comprised of veteran musicians from many different musical genres. They pull songs from an entertaining blend of roots and Americana music: folk, country, Celtic, rock and blues, all with a healthy bluegrass spin.
Steve Gallagher: mandolin and vocals
Dennis Grundy: mandolin, guitar and vocals
Annie Pinkerton: bass and vocals
Sharon Tetly: dobro, guitar and vocals
Phillip McGill: guitar and vocals
For bookings, contact Steve Gallagher: email@example.com
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Glancing off the experiences of their previous bands, RICOCHET presents a great vocal and instrumental blend to delight audiences of all ages. They are known for their Bluegrass, Fiddle & Banjo Tunes,
Old West Classics and Sweet Ballads.
KAREN: Lead and harmony vocals, bass. Musical background: “Music was always around me, as a child. Dad played a “squeeze box” accordion at family gatherings. My sister, Barb was into Bluegrass in Colorado and she and her Bluegrass friends were a big influence. When she passed away, I was inspired to “carry on” so I started pickin’ and singing too!”
KATHI: Lead and harmony vocals, guitar. Musical background: “I started playing Folk Music on my brother’s home-built guitar and I’ve been strumming ever since.” She began playing Bluegrass in 1994 when she joined in the pickin’ with the Northern Nevada “Monday Night Volunteers”.
RENEE: Lead and harmony vocals, ﬁddle. Musical background: A classically trained violinist at an early age, Renee crossed over to the Bluegrass-Americana side of music several years ago and what a giant leap that was!
Renee has recently opened up Mountain Music Parlor, Reno’s ﬁrst Folk Music Learning Center. She teaches ﬁddle and coordinates The Parlor including instructor lessons, concerts and jams.
RICK: Lead and harmony vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar. Rick teaches most stringed instruments as well as Jam Classes.
Musical background: In addition to singing in church choirs at an early age, Rick began playing banjo at age 13. In college he was in The “New Generation Singers” who were featured on The Mike Douglas Show!
NORM: Mandolin and harmony vocals. Musical Background: His Mom got him started with piano lessons at age 11. He picked up the banjo during his residency in Dallas, Texas and played in a band there for 8 years before taking up the mandolin several years ago.
Contact: Rick Sparks: rick-sparks.com
The Sierra Sweethearts
Among their favorite things, the Sierra Sweethearts like to count laughing and drinking wine... But don't be fooled by their irreverence; what the Sweethearts do best is make heavenly music together! Bluegrass, Americana, Old Time, Folk, Pop, Country, Do-Wop; they do it all and will charm you with their fine picking, fancy fiddling, lilting vocals and sweet harmonies.
For information or booking contact Rick Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 233-0122, or visit RickSparksMusic.com
How about some great Bluegrass music headquartered in Dayton, Nevada!
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The Sierra Sisters blend sweet vocal harmonies with mandolin, mandola, guitar and bass. Long-time friends Lynn Zonge and Kristell Moller share their love of bluegrass, blues and folk music with audiences by exploring a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals.
775-843-7928 or 775-720-5872
Little City String Band
This group of NNBA friends got together as a band to learn song arrangements, harmonies, stage presence, and all of the other band dynamics required to perform for live audiences. We’re having a lot of fun along the way. We play Bluegrass, with a little bit of Country.
Contact Rick Rinehart at 775-849-7988
Rattlesnake Mountain Boys
For bookings, contact Tex Tankersley: email@example.com
Members: The McNeil kids and special guests. Inspired by Mama's Wranglers, aka Kid Fiddlers, from Las Vegas, these fiddling kids continue to add to their folk repertoire.
Sierra Silverstrings would love to play at your next event!
Contact Eve McNeil: 775-287-3391 www.sierrasilverstrings.com
Wyatt Troxel "Wyliecoot"
Wyatt Troxel has played and taught solo, fingerstyle acoustic guitar for over 50 years. When performing, he combines great melodies with narrative tales, and he demonstrates and discusses the techniques he uses in crafting his arrangements. While he has written many original tunes, he loves to create compelling solo guitar arrangements of established tunes, always with a great melody; many not originally written for guitar,
such as the "Star Spangled Banner," or "When You Wish upon a Star.”
Unionville Acoustic Band
Unionville plays acoustic bluegrass and Americana music in the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe area, by some of the best old-timers and newcomers of the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association. Features banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass, playing music from ballads to hoedowns to the blues, waltzes to two-steps to downright boogie. Available for private parties, weddings, conventions...
Members: Jim Buehler, Neil Linden, Joseph Martini, Reggie Palm, Ron Warren
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