Bluegrass Etc.

Bluegrass Etc. is back! This San Diego blockbuster band will return to its roots in Vista to the delight of their throngs of fans. This dynamic trio is comprised of stunning pickers and will dazzle and delight their hometown fans once again. Bluegrass Etc. performs a hard-hitting show of instrumental expertise, vocal precision and stage personality that never fails to entertain. The group is well known internationally and tours more than eighteen countries per year, performing more than 200 shows annually at festivals and in concert.

John Moore – mandolin, guitar, vocals, Dennis Caplinger – banjo, fiddle, vocals, Steve Spurgin – bass, vocals

The Boxcars

Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon make up the new group “The Boxcars.” With collective stints with Alison Krauss & Union Station (Adam Steffey, John Bowman), J.D. Crowe & The New South (Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Harold Nixon), Blue Moon Rising (Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon), The Isaacs (John Bowman) and most recently The Dan Tyminski Band (Steffey and Stewart), this quintet starts out with an impressive rap sheet. Steffey’s newly realease project on Sugar Hill, One More For The Road is a receiving a great deal of airplay and attention and features guest appearances by Krauss, Ronnie Bowman and Tyminski. Expect The Boxcars to cover this material and branch out into their own unique style of contemporary bluegrass laced with Steffey’s signature rhythm that can be traced back to the early days of Union Station. Award winning instrumentalist Ron Stewart will deliver rock solid banjo work, but will also lay down the banjo for the fiddle on some tunes. It’s always a rarity to have multiple strong vocalists in the same group, and The Boxcars will benefit from strong vocal performances from Keith Garrett, John Bowman and Steffey’s signature baritone. They are on Crossroads/Mountain Home.

Adam Steffey – Mandolin, Ron Stewart – Banjo / Fiddle, Keith Garrett – Guitar, Harold Nixon – Bass, Gary Hultman – Resophonic Guitar