Summergrass 2018 Program
The Corzines

Part of the SoCal music scene for over 30 years, The Corzines perform a collection of songs crossing the lines between country, bluegrass, and folk music. Their tight harmonies and tasteful contemporary arrangements create a unique sound. After living in Texas and Oregon, John and Peggy have returned to CA and added son Cody to create that coveted “family blend.” Joining them in this performance will be David Dickey III from the BladeRunners.

John Corzine – guitar, vocals; Peggy Corzine – bass, vocals; Cody Corzine – guitar, vocals; David Dickey III – mandolin, vocals


The GillyGirls Band consists of four sisters – two sets of twins, Savannah and Morgan, age 13 and Hailey and Jillian age 11. They enjoy playing bluegrass, southern gospel and old-time string band music. Savannah sings and plays mandolin and fiddle. Morgan sings, yodels, and also plays mandolin and bass. Hailey sings, plays mandolin and guitar. Jillian sings and plays mandolin, banjo and a little bass. They are quickly developing a unique style all their own. They all play the piano too.

They live on a ranch in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills and enjoy the daily chores and pleasures that country life affords. This adds to their charm and the authenticity of their repertoire. These young ladies offer something unique!

Savannah – mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Morgan – mandolin, bass, vocals; Hailey – mandolin, guitar, vocals; Jillian – mandolin, banjo, vocals

Blue Creek Band

Blue Creek Band is a highly talented and energetic musical group, specializing in Bluegrass and Americana, with a mix of blues, swing and gospel stirred in. Featuring exciting solos and strong vocals, they bring foot-tapping music that lifts the spirit. With instrumental prowess, vocal harmony and upbeat music, Blue Creek’s sound and enthusiasm will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Will Jaffe – dobro, banjo, vocals; Susan Theon – bass, vocals; Grant Newton IV – guitar, vocals; Scott Crone – mandolin, vocals; Paul Castellanos – fiddle

Bluegrass Brethern

In 1977, three men from Long Beach, Don Anderson, Craig Furlong and Tim Bryant were leading music in their adult church class. It was their custom to invite someone, once a month, to do special music there. After a few months, the three thought “why don’t we work up some music for class and be the special music one time.” All three played guitar, but Don was taking banjo lessons. Tim already played bass from his “rock” days, and Craig, originally a drummer, elected to play guitar. And so the three men worked up the singing and playing of three songs for the “special” music for their class. In April of 1977 the day came for them to “perform” for their one time appearance. Quite to their surprise, their music received an overwhelming response. After the class was over, the folks in the room next to theirs, having heard their music through the walls, approached them and said, “Of course you are going to play for our class next week, aren’t you?” Not wanting to disappoint anyone, the men with a repertoire of three songs said, “Sure, we will be glad to.”

The next week while Don, Craig and Tim were doing a sound check for the other class, the church Minister of Music heard them rehearsing. He quickly approached them, and said, “You guys have just got to play for the whole church.” Shortly after that, the fellows played for a congregation of around 2500 people, again receiving a highly enthusiastic ovation. Before they knew it they were being asked to play for other classes, socials, and finally as their “word of mouth” reputation grew, for other events outside their own church.

They quickly began to expand their repertoire so they could play full concerts. One of the first songs they learned was one they heard on a Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys record. It was called “When The Angels Carry Me Home.” As they looked to expand their repertoire back then, it was hard to find gospel bluegrass that said things the way they would like to hear them said, so they began to write and perform their own songs.

Since the early days, the Bluegrass Brethren have seen quite a number of changes, but have always maintained their passion and enthusiasm for their music and their audiences have been blessed in the process. The band has contributed over 150 original songs to the bluegrass gospel field.

Their original compositions have received national songwriting awards as well. In 2003 Bluegrass Brethren was a main stage “showdown” band representative at Huck Finn’s Jubilee in Victorville, CA. Besides keeping a busy concert schedule, they have appeared at festivals, including, Huck Finn’s Jubilee in Victorville, Julian Bluegrass Festival, Gospelgrass / Colorado, The Temecula Bluegrass Festival and many others. That little trio, that started 30 years ago, with really no expectation of becoming a permanent group, today has expanded to a band of five.

Tim Bryant – guitar, vocals; Les Beckwith – banjo; Brian Beckwith – mandolin, vocals; Jerry Barber – bass; Lori Beckwith – fiddle, vocals