Steve and Friends is an Acoustic band that loves to perform a variety of music from Blues to Bluegrass. The nucleus is a trio consisting of Steve Frene on Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, Molly O'Brien on Washboard and Vocals and John O'Brien on Bass, Mandolin and Vocals. We are frequently joined by Phil McCary on Banjo, John Heinz on Fiddle and Dobro, Rick Morris on Guitar and Vocals, and Gary Catlin on Pedal Steel Guitar for our infamous Friday Night Corner Jams on Main street in Berlin, MD.
For the right venue, we'd love to come party with you.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Mostly uptempo bluegrass songs with 3-part harmonies. Lots of audience interaction. Professional performance from entertainers who dress nicely, show up on time and can adjust to the audience.
Additional Booking Notes
We have a variety of sound equipment and can handle everything from an acoustic performance to a full concert production. We have a very basic light set up. We prefer to use instrument and vocal microphones (Shure Beta 57s and 58s.) But we also have an Audio Technica Omni Directional mic for tight stages.
Traditional grass like: Hiils of old Va., Dark Hollow, Rocky Top, Love Please Come Home, Mountain Dew, Fox on The Run, 9 pound hammer, Old Rugged Cross, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, I'll Fly Away.
Bluegrass arrangements to Know You Rider, Ain't Goin Nowhere, Midnight Rider, House of the Rising Sun, Glendale Train.
Instrumentals: Blackberry Blossom, Black Mountain Rag, San Antonio Rose, Grandfathers Clock, Foggy MTN. Breakdown, Orange Blossom special.
|Steve Frene||Guitar, harmonica, vocals, songwriter, manager|
|Bill Vollmer||Mandolin, vocals, founder|
|Kenny Good||Bass, vocals|
|John Heinz||Fiddle, dobro|
Influences & Inspiration
Bill Monroe, John Duffy, Old and in the Way, Bob Dylan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Grateful Dead.
Power outlet If you want a sound system
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