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 Highway 40 Bluegrass Band Westwind Sierra Sisters
Little City String Band Rattlesnake Mountain Boys Sierra Silverstrings
Strange on the Range Slide Mountain Band Unionville Acoustic Band
Wyatt Troxel "Wyliecoot" Grassland Road
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
Mark and Katie Johnson Mike Suglia Cory King
For more information contact Mark & Katie Johnson at (775) 885-8850.
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
Ricochet creates a great vocal and instruments blend to delight audiences of all ages. They are known for their bluegrass, fiddle and banjo tunes, old west classics and sweet ballads.
Karen: Lead and harmony vocals and bass. Other bands played in: Mountain Girls, Southwestern Pilgrimage, Westwind and Nevada Rain.
Kathi: Lead and harmony vocals and guitar. Other bands played in Mountain Girls, Nevada Rain, NNBA Volunteers, Rifflehitch and Rubber Chicken String Band.
Renee: Lead and harmony vocals and fiddle. Other bands played in: Mountain Girls and Reno Pops. Renee has recently opened up Mountain Music Parlor, Reno’s first Folk and Americana Music Learning Center. She teaches fiddle and coordinates instructor lessons, concerts and jams.
Rick: Lead and harmony vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar. Other bands played in: Southwestern Pilgrimage, Westwind, Nevada Rain, Young Country and The Shoppe. Rick teaches most stringed instruments as well as jam classes.
Contact Rick: www.rick-sparks.com
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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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
Highway 40 Bluegrass Band
Delivering a mix of traditional and modern bluegrass music, Highway 40’s harmonies and instrumentals will take you on a musical bluegrass road trip. Band members include Joseph Martini, banjo, guitar, vocals; Joyce Furlong, bass, banjo, vocals; Dan Baker, mandolin, guitar, vocals and Jesse Baker, guitar, dobro and vocals.
For more information and booking please visit:
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
Strange on the Range
Strange on the Range is a Reno-based acoustic band featuring Bill McKean on guitar, Scott Gavin on banjo, Zeke Griffin on mandolin, and Bob McNamara on bass, who bring a new flair to a traditional genre; playing a pleasing mix of originals, bluegrass standards, swing, and rock covers, yet always done energetically in their own inimitable style.
Slide Mountain Band
Hillbilly never sounded so good. With Scott Gavin smoking up the banjo, Catherine Matovich kicking it on fiddle and Brad Lund laying down all the right grooves on the bass, these three make it seem like there're ten. Excellent math when you add in three-part vocals on standard and original tunes. Their day jobs? Reno Philharmonic musicians, poker dealers, parrot acts, balloon messengers, Fed-Ex drivers and playing back up for some pretty big pop stars including Neil Diamond, Isaac Hayes, Barbra Streisand. All part of the mystique SMB brings to the party.
Phone: (650) 867-5852
Scott Gavin: Banjo and Vocals
Catherine Matovich: Fiddle and Vocals
Brad Lund: Bass and Vocals
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
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.”
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