The Very Lonesome Boys, after their escape from the saucer...
Eventually, it had to happen. One of California's hottest bluegrass bands, "Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys" were kidnapped last month by space aliens disguised as ranchero riders. They were plied with what tasted like hard liquor, and fed prime rib and lobster in order to induce them to perform certain bluegrass classic songs and instrumentals. To overcome their reluctance, they were threatened with 24-hour exposure to Barry Manilow records. They were soon forced to give in, and henceforth found themselves entertaining all manner of highly-advanced but musically-deprived space aliens.
Donning pantomime horse outfits as a ruse and surviving on leftover alfalfa, the Very Lonesome Boys made their escape back to Los Olivos, where they will present a celebratory a performance at The Santa Ynez Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, California on Saturday, June 10th. The program, which begins at 8:00 PM, will feature bluegrass classics, and songs of the West. Advance tickets, priced at $10.00, are available on-line at BlueGrassWest.com and at Jensen's Music, Solvang. If available, tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7:30 PM on the night of the show.
A singer and mandolinist who learned much of his music and performing skills from Bill Monroe, the acknowledged creator of the bluegrass style, Peter has been performing and presenting bluegrass, folk, string band, and related musics in California and Nevada since the early 1960's, and is known as the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention (now in its 34th year), and the original Bluebird Café in Santa Barbara, a music club highly influential on the Southern California Music scene.
The five-piece Very Lonesome Boys band includes bassist Tom Lee, veteran of the Cache Valley Drifters and The Bluegrass Cardinals, Mike Nadolson, head of Tricopolis Records in Orange County plays Martin flat-top guitar. The banjo duties are ably handled by record producer David West (Play Ball Productions), known also for his song writing and engineering skills, while Tommy Marton, a leading exponent of Texas contest style fiddling as well as bluegrass music, will preside on fiddle.
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