Tom Sauber, Richard Greene, and Peter Feldmann
Take three musicians with a combined 120 years' performing experience, add musical knowledge and styles ranging from early ballads through string bands and bluegrass to folk rock, and mix with the sheer joy and exuberance of playing great music: you'll get this great trio: Tom, Dick, & Pete! Playing what they call "old-grass, blue-time music", Tom Sauber, Richard Greene and Peter Feldmann employ a variety of instruments: fiddles, guitars, banjos, and mandolins, to fashion exciting new sounds from their range of acoustic mountain music.
Richard Greene, one of America's great bluegrass fiddlers, is known for his performances and recordings with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, as well as with groups including Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, mandolin virtuoso David Grissman, and his own band, "The Grass Is Greener". His latest release is "Hands Across The Pond", a CD of Celtic music for violin and piano.
Tom Sauber (vocals, guitar and banjo) has devoted nearly 40 years to playing old-time, bluegrass, and Cajun music. He also appears with Brad Leftwich, Alice Gerrard, Dirk Powell and John Herrmann. Tom worked with Oklahoma fiddler Earl Collins, Round Peak banjo picker Eddie Lowe, Byron Berline, John Hickman, Craig Smith, Skip Gorman, Jo-el Sonnier, Joe Simien, and Wilfred Latour. A native of Southern California, Tom has helped bring authentic traditional music to the film industry. Ry Cooder recruited him for the soundtrack of The Long Riders. He's also appeared in "Bound for Glory", "Geronimo", and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman".
The versatile Peter Feldmann (vocals, mandolin and guitar)has been a folk and bluegrass resource in California, Nevada, and the West for more than thirty-five years with some dozen albums to his credit. Peter is also the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, and it's legendary "Bluebird Cafe" music club, which formed the nucleus of the Santa Barbara music scene in the 1970's. Peter now performs with several bands, exploring various aspects of what he calls "Neo-Classic Country Music". "Tom, Dick, & Pete" present music based on bluegrass and early traditional string band music, but with new combinations of styles and improvisational ideas. Their music draws ideas from many sources, including rare 78 RPM recordings of early country master musicians, such as the Stripling Brothers, Clark and Luches Kessinger, Fiddling Arthur Smith, and many others.
Song samples from Tom, Dick, and Pete,
recorded at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theater, 1997:
CRAZY BLUES (Tom Sauber vcl & guitar; Richard Greene, fiddle; Peter Feldmann, mandolin)
LITTLE RABBIT (Richard Greene, fiddle; Peter Feldmann, mandolin; Tom Sauber, guitar.)
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