We’ve had some nice comments re. the previous page on Southern California bluegrass groups, and received further information on other groups active in the region in the 1960s. (Keep those memories and photos coming!)
John Egenes sends a photo of what we called an EP (extended play) record release (331/3rd RPM, 7 inch disc) by the Dry City Scat Band – “The band that made bluegrass obsolete”, which included six short numbers by Steve Cahill (guitar), “Dick” Greene (fiddle, mandolin), David Lindley (banjo, fiddle), and Pete Madlem (Dobro, banjo).
The album art is credited to Lindley. The black square in front may have held a photo, but knowing David, it might just have been a black square! . . . 🙂
John mentions a connection with Chris Darrow as well, and just by coincidence, I received a nice email from Chris with some photos of his duo with Bob Warford. Chris writes: “Here’s picture of Warford and I from 1965. He and I went to high school together and he was in a number of bands with me including my first band, the Reorganized Dry City Players shown here. We started in the 1962-1963 period. And also was in a band called the Mad Mt. Ramblers with me, Lindley and Steve Cahill.”
If I remember correctly, Darrow and Lindley later formed the rock group Kaleidoscope, and I remember performing with them at a music festival in the San Bernardino / Claremont area with my band The Scragg Family, around 1966 or 67.