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From: Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894  
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Written: March 16, 2016


What:   Peter Feldmann Bluegrass Show at the Grange!
Where:  S.Y. Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos CA
When: Saturday, April 16th, 2015, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Tickets: $15.00

VLB Trio Reba Troon
---- Tom Lee, Peter Feldmann, David West ----fdgRebecca Troon

Peter Feldmann, long-time Santa Barbara impresario for bluegrass, folk, and old time music, is bringing another concert to the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall in downtown Los Olivos California on Saturday, April 16th. The show, starting at 8:00 PM, will feature an appearance by the Very Lonesome Boys Trio and a special appearance by singer/songwriter Rebecca Troon.

Rebecca Troon is one of the most distinctive songwriters in Southern California. She accompanies her passionate vocals with strong arrangements on guitar, banjo and percussion. Her award-winning songs run the gamut from heart-felt ballads, to rocking rave-ups, to quirky, humorous commentaries on our contemporary existence. She won first place in Songwriting at the Gig Harbor Folk Festival in Washington in 2007. Her song “Animal Skin” was a finalist in the 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards, Best Folk/Americana/Roots category. She’s also a member of the Honeysuckle Possums, a harmony-based old-time, originals & bluegrass band.

The Very Lonesome Boys Trio includes: Peter Feldmann, a long-time teacher, promoter, and performer, and nationally-known musician in old time and bluegrass circles, will be joined by David West, a consumate banjo and guitar picker extraordinaire, and Tom Lee, a multi-styled bassist and founder of the former Song Tree Concert series. The three will feature hot instrumentals, lonesome songs, murder ballads and songs of the West on banjos, guitars, mandolins, and string bass.

Advance tickets, priced at $15.00, are available on-line at and at The Book Loft, on Mission Drive in Solvang.  If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 beginning at 7:30 PM. Information phone line: 805 688-9894.

Special Note: Refreshments from the Grange's kitchen will be on sale during the intermission.

VLB Trio
David West, Peter Feldmann, and Tom Lee. CLICK HERE for hi-res image.

A singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years' performing experience throughout California and the West, Peter Feldmann has been presenting bluegrass, folk, string band, and related musics since the early 1960's, and is known as the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention, and the original Bluebird Café in Santa Barbara, a music club highly influential on the Southern California Music scene. Peter's tribute CD to Uncle Dave Macon,Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm, was named to the nation's Top Ten Bluegrass albums of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune. Peter was given the Music Legend Award by the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle organization in 2008.

The Very Lonesome Trio's distinctive sound is firmly grounded by the solid bass lines of Tom Lee. Tom's music ranges far and wide, from traditional jazz to country, Hawiian, and bluegrass standards. As a skilled bassist, Tom has toured with the Cache Valley Drifters, the Bluegrass Cardinals, and many other musical groups. His vocal harmonies add richness to the group's duo and trio arrangements.

David West has produced over sixty albums as a staff producer for CMH Records in Los Angeles, and many more as a freelance producer through his  Studio "Z" and Play Ball! Musical Services in Santa Barbara, California. A multi-instrumentalist, his playing has appeared on hundreds of albums, TV shows and commercials, plus many film sound tracks.  His early career was spent on the road with the Cache Valley Drifters (as a founding member) and as an accompanist to songwriter Kate Wolf.  The last fifteen years have been devoted primarily to being a studio musician.  He still occasionally tours, backing up some of his favorite musicians, including Peter Lewis (Moby Grape), Chris Hillman (Byrds), California musician/musicologist Peter Feldmann and Nashville/California songwriter Kate Wallace

Contact Peter Feldmann at 805 688-9894 or for further information.