Peter Feldmann
And The Very Lonesome Boys

Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys bring years of professional experience to the stage wherever they perform, providing lively acoustic music for a wide variety of events: weddings, corporate retreats, music festivals, barbeques, calf-ropings, and college concerts. They have been a favorite for fund raising activities, weddings, auctions, art and automobile shows, etc.

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David West, Tom Lee, Peter Feldmann, & Blaine Sprouse


Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys perform a wide variety of music, primarily in "traditional" bluegrass style, heavily influenced by old time Appalachian string music. Their repertoire ranges from Elizabethan-era ballads to Appalachian songs and breakdowns; from country blues to modern bluegrass and beyond. The band, widely recognized as one of the best in California, plays straight, unadulterated bluegrass, including high energy instrumentals and heartfelt singing.

Their outstanding music is performed on all-acoustic instruments -- and can be presented with or without amplification derpending on the setting of the planned event. The group's programs feature both driving instrumentals featuring fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and exciting vocal arrangements from ballads, cowboy songs, country blues, to modern bluegrass and beyond. Their sound can vary from unadulterated and exciting bluegrass music to the rich, warm blend of violin, mandolin and guitar. The group is led by Peter Feldmann, an award-winning vocalist, mandolin and guitar player, a recognized authority on the music and founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention. Peter is joined by master-fiddler Blaine Sprouse, a first-rank performer in toplevel bluegrass bands. David West and Tom Lee, both founding members of the Cache Valley Drifters and consumate, nationally-known players, round out the group, with David doubling on banjo and guitar and Tom handling the stand-up bass.

Peter mandolin A singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years' performing experience throughout California and the West, Peter 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 Music Front, 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.

The Very Lonesome Boys band includes bassist Tom Lee, veteran of the Cache Valley Drifters and The Bluegrass Cardinals. Tom is right at home playing bass lines for folk, Hawiian, traditional jazz, and bluegrass music, as well as adding warm harmonies to many of the band's songs. In additioon to his performances, Tom administers the Song Tree Concert series, a noted California venue for eclectic musics.

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Peter & The VLB, with Rick Cunha

The banjo duties are ably handled by record producer David West, known also for his song writing and engineering skills. 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 Play Ball! Musical Services and Studio "Z" based in Santa Barbara, CA. 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 (founding member) and as an accompanist to songwriter Kate Wolf.

Born and reared in the mountains of West Virginia, fiddler Blaine Sprouse moved to Nashville, TN before turning eighteen, fast-tracking his professional career by joining Jimmy Martin as a Sunny Mountain Boy, with whom he toured the United States and Japan. Over the next 25 years Blaine toured nationally and internationally and recorded with a stunning array of legendary bluegrass and country artists, among them, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Jim and Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, Charlie Louvin, Alabama, Randy Travis, Glen Campbell, and the Osborne Brothers. Much in demand as a performer and session player, Blaine performed on the Grand Ole Opry for over 15 years. His solo recordings are available on the Rounder, Cumberland Record, and Hen Cackle labels.

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David, Tom, Peter, and Blaine, sharing their love for the music . . .

"Live" music:
Listen to Peter and the Very Lonesome Boys live in concert.
(in MP3 format)

featuring David West & Blaine Sprouse

Radio Interview - CLICK HERE

 

Videos now available...

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The Gold Rush
video3"Ragtime Annie"
video3"Paddy On The Turnpike"

video2"Jesse James"
video1"Follow The Leader"




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HC-503  "Tough & Wild"

Tough And Wild CD
Sample music - from the CD...
Buffaloed (Real Audio)
Custer (Real Audio)


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