The Music

The Lineup

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players

THE BAND

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players is an award winning acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton, California. These four gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, bluegrass, soul, and old time music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound. It is obvious from the moment this group takes the stage that they are ready to have a good time! They have been featured on the same bill with such notable acts as Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, Della Mae, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Vince Gill, just to name a few. Whether it’s a winery, theatre, club, or an outdoor festival, these boys are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Honeysuckle Possoms

“High-Energy, Good-Times Music!”

The Honeysuckle Possums are a five-woman string band, playing old-time, original, and bluegrass-style mountain music.  The three lead singers, Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strum-stick, ukulele): Rebecca Troon (banjo, fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle) and Sierra Reeves (mandolin and bass) are all accomplished songwriters.  Lisa Macker plays stand up bass and mandolin and joins in on harmonies, while Ruth Alpert is the band’s dancing percussionist…an Appalachian-style flatfooter, who seems to float as she makes it easy for the crowd to dance and clap along. 

The Honeysuckle Possums have played all over California and continue to gain praise for their beautiful vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, and spirited style.  They have performed at the Goleta Old Time Fiddlers Convention/Festival and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival to rave reviews.

The group’s intention is “to create and share bliss through music”.  Their collective joy onstage is delightful, and their performances are carried on a strong current of love and friendship. “Possum” audience members often comment on how that energy is irresistible!

BanjerDan
BanjerDan’s music is an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles.
“I started playing Scruggs-style banjo in 1974, and earned a B.A. in Music Theory in 1984. The banjo has taken me all over the U.S. and overseas, as a solo artist, as a member of bands, and in theatrical productions and orchestras, in venues ranging from street corner busking to bar/coffeehouse gigs, to children’s shows, private parties and corporate events, to music festivals, Opryland, USA, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I’ve been a member of J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters, The Jackstraws, D.J. & The C.B. Pickers, and Rockcreek. Along the way I’ve shared the stage and/or sat in with The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Del McCoury Band, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Vince Herman, Steve Key, and many other acts. I moved to the Central Coast in 2012, and have established myself as a regular performer at several venues in SLO County, and I’m the “house musician” and music booking person at The Last Stage West BBQ / Toro Creek Event Center on Highway 41.”
 
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