The Brombies are a Los Angeles, CA band formed by Jo Ellen & George Doering in the late 1980’s. All of the band members have played different styles of music from an early age, but for the past five years they’ve been dedicated to traditional bluegrass. They’ve all been performing as professional musicians for too long to even mention & as individuals they each have a long list of credits. They are all prominent in the southern California recording & bluegrass scene. With Jo Ellen on guitar & vocals, George on mandolin & vocals, Keith Rosier on bass, Patrick Sauber on banjo & vocals, and John Plotnik on guitar and you’ve got an exciting band full of talent and experience. These seasoned performers travel all over the western states playing at various bluegrass festivals. The band places a lot of emphasis on the vocal harmonies and instrumentals, but their primary goal is to present their original songs and to play some music that might lift the spirits of the audience for that brief time they are there. Jo Ellen & George were winners in the Bluegrass & Gospel categories for the Chris Austin Songwriters Contest at Merlefest in 2007, 2009 & 2010. They’ve also been honored to perform in the IBMA Songwriters Showcase in Nashville in 2006 & 2010. Rhonda Vincent has recorded “Anywhere Is Home When You’re With Me”, one of Jo Ellen and George’s songs from their first CD.
The Brombies (Brumby’s) are the wild horses that roam the outback of Australia.
Jo Ellen Doering – vocals, guitar; George Doering – vocals, mandolin; Patrick Sauber – banjo, vocals; John Plotnik – guitar, vocals; Keith Rosier – bass