transMother's Boys

Mothers Boys - 4
David Jackson, Dave Dawson, Peter Feldmann, Rick Cunha (click photo for hi-res. copy)

L-R: Peter Feldmann, David Jackson, Rick Cunha (for press photos, go HERE)
Exploring the roots of American Music, Mother's Boys dynamically recreate the music of the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and other country music greats with wonderful harmonies, hot pickin' and yodeling madness, with guitars, mandolin, banjo, slide guitar and uke.  "Country music . . . with the hairy side out!".

All four members of Mother's Boys trace their musical development from Southern California. Rick Cunha, Dave Dawson, and David Jackson all hail from the seminal folk rock group "Hearts and Flowers", which was influential in the development of the California country rock sound.

Peter Feldmann's interest in cowboy songs and string band music led him to form The Scragg Family, which performed throughout California, Nevada, and the Southwest during the 1960s-70s.

Mother's Boys include:

Dave Dawson - Dawson's autoharp and vocal stylings are distinctive. He grew up in Honolulu, but now makes his home in Questa, New Mexico, where he works as a sculptor.

Peter Feldmann, 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.

David Jackson. Being in the right place at the right time (and lucky), David Jackson's career began with 3 years on The Andy Williams show as a comedian and bassist and little has changed in the intervening years, if hair loss doesn't count. Writing "Joy To The World" (with Hoyt Axton for 3 Dog Night) and "The No,No Song" (Again, with Hoyt, for Ringo Starr) and playing with Jackson Brown, Glenn Campbell, Roger Miller and John Denver still left time to sandwich in a wide variety of musics over the years. Still, there is so much more playing to do.

Rick Cunha may truly be described as a guitar players' guitar player. He is also one of America's finest songwriters. Rick has performed in concert with Mason Williams (for whom he also produces), Emmy Lou Harris, John Stewart, Anne Murray, Jennifer Warnes, Buck Owens, and The Smothers Brothers, to name a few. His songs have been recorded by Ms. Warnes, Ian Matthews, The Smothers Brothers, Michael Johnson and many other artists. Mr. Cunha's solo recording career began in 1974 with an album for the GRC label, that included his song "Yo-Yo-Man" which has since been immortalized on television and in concert by Tom Smothers. Other solo albums include: "Cunha Tunes" and "Moving Pictures".

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