Steel Pennies, purveyors of rusty, zinc-coated music, is a five piece bluegrass band featuring lead and harmony singing accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass. We play a rousing mix of original and traditional bluegrass tunes, and we’re not above throwing in some old country and honky-tonk when the crowd gets rowdy!
The rusty, lonesome, sound of the Steel Pennies harkens back to the heyday of bluegrass music. Even the band’s numerous original songs have a timeless feel.
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
Steel Pennies places an emphasis on delighting our clients; we answer questions quickly, and understand that the day of the event is sometime a bit chaotic - so we roll with the flow. We show up on time, without demands, set up quickly, and stay well in the background until it is time for the music to start.
We like to dress nice, take requests from the audience, and put on a fun, high-energy, all-ages show. We enjoy entertaining, and will do our best to ensure the music a wonderful addition to your event.
Steel Pennies, purveyors of rusty, zinc-coated music, is a five-piece bluegrass band featuring lead and harmony singing accompanied by banjo, guitar, fiddle, and bass. We play a rousing mix of original and traditional bluegrass tunes, and we’re not above throwing in some old country, honky-tonk, and rock and roll songs when the crowd gets rowdy! Band members are:
David Okay Patton, MC, banjo, lead and harmony vocals. David originally hails from the bluegrass state of Kentucky, and has been performing in Colorado since 2000. Prior to joining Steel Pennies, David played in Coal Creek Bluegrass Band. In 2007, David was inducted into the Colorado Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor. Off stage, Dave enjoys tinkering with old radios and sipping old bourbon.
Kathy Foster-Patton, Upright bass. A western Kentucky native, Kathy has been writing about and playing bluegrass music for over five years. She founded the Steel Pennies in 2007, and manages the band. In addition to laying down a rock-solid rhythm, Kathy is an avid gardener. She hopes to one day become a beekeeper.
Kathy Drazsnzak, Guitar, lead and harmony vocals. Kathy grew up outside of Chicago, but it wasn’t until she moved to Colorado that she began to sing and play music. Early in her tenure with the band, she somehow acquired the nickname Tater. Off-stage, Kathy is a free-lance writer, mentors two dogs, and loves to bike.
Kevin Slick, Guitar, lead and harmony vocals. Since 1985, Kevin has recorded and performed an amazing array of music. He has shared the stage with artists ranging from Pete Seeger and David Bromberg to Blues Traveler and the Hooters. Kevin’s wide-ranging musical talents include creating and performing film scores for classic silent movies. His life was forever changed when he attended a Flatt and Scruggs show at the age of eight.
Annie Savage, Fiddle lead and harmony vocals. Annie brings a vivacious personality to the stage that she has developed over thirty years of performing professionally. She has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Aretha Franklin and Asleep at the Wheel, along with many others. Annie lives in Lafayette, Colorado with her husband and much-loved kids, Milo, Iris and Ollie.
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own PA system and typically perform without monitors and using 3 microphones.
Past Booked Events
|September 12, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|June 06, 2015||Public Event|
We play a mix of traditional bluegrass, old country, our own originals, and some groovy surprises!
|David Okay Patton||Banjo Player and Vocalist|
|Darrell Cox||Mandolin Player and Vocalist|
|Kathy Drazsnzak||Guitar Player and Vocalist|
|Kevin Slick||Guitar Player and Vocalist|
|Kathy Foster-Patton||Bass Player|
Influences & Inspiration
Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Open Road, Uncle Earl, John Hartford, The Johnson Mountain Boys, and The Steep Canyon Rangers.
Covered area if the event is out of doors, in case of inclement weather
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