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Enchanting and exciting, this acoustic band draws on folk, jazz, world, rock, pop, and jam band sounds when creating their original songs. They also enjoy interpreting a diverse array of classics. The Pine Needles signature soundscape is enjoyed at festivals, theaters, wineries, parties & weddings.
The Pine Needles can provide a PA System and run their own sound on smaller, regional events. Events requiring long distances and air travel, such as destination weddings, will require additional arrangements.
The band is flexible and can adjust to handle the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dance party!
We had our wedding celebration in the hills east of Santa Rosa and these guys rocked it out! Showed up early, learned a new song for us (John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves), willing to play in an off-the-grid historic barn, worked through technical difficulties, put on a GREAT show, fun and friendly, got tons of compliments!
The Pine Needles traveled a long way for our wedding, they were timely and delivered. Nice mix of danceable tunes in the genre of bluegrass and the Dead as requested. Good jamming going on as well. Very personable professional folks. We would recommend them to anyone.
The Pine Needles are excellent musicians - polished, secure, and musical. Not too loud nor too soft. Fun, frolicky music from Appalachia. People started humming and dancing spontaneously. We will definitely ask to come back.
The Pine Needles were perfect for our party. They showed up on time, we’re all delightful and played a great set. There was lots of dancing and everyone had a wonderful time.
Response from The Pine Needles:
What a great stage, venue, and party Marsha! Thank you so much for choosing The Pine Needles. It was an honor.
The Pine Needles played our wedding last summer. They were wonderful. They accommodated several musical requests we made ahead of time, and were able to get the multi-generational audience up and dancing to a wide range of Americana string sounds that may not have been familiar to the entire crowd, but kept everyone smiling and tapping their feet. The Pine Needles are not the "average" wedding/event band, and are perfect for those who want a band with a broad but distinct repertoire and a mellow acoustic sound that is not afraid to take chances and rock a bit too. They were a huge hit with our guests and we enjoyed every note.
Having the Pine Needles play for our wedding reception was FABULOUS! We knew we didn't want a DJ, but weren't sure about hiring a live band. Well, the Pine Needles were perfect. They were friendly & professional during the contract process, met all of our wedding needs, and did a great job entertaining everyone. It was so much nicer than piped in or recorded music. My very reserved family even burst into a spontaneous sing along during the reception. What a wonderful memory of a wonderful day! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Pine Needles for any event.
The Pineneedles were affordable and easy to book, they were flexible and willing to drive from the North Bay all the way to the South Bay for the event. The band came to the venue prepared and on time. The most important part. . . the music! They started out with nice acoustic instrumental string picking for the low-key part of the reception, and then rocked it out with high energy bluegrassy strings with great percussion and swinging vocal. Everyone was dancing- young and old. The music is accessible to many age groups. They were professional and unobstrusive. They were friendly and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them.
What to Expect
Exciting and Warm Acoustic Music for Your Event!
The high energy, low volume acoustic band you have been wanting at your event with over 100 classics.. (Roots, Jazz, Folk, Jams, World, Bluegrass, and Pop)
Many positive references available upon request.
From elegant dinner music to high energy acoustic dance grooves... Need a smaller group with a specific style focus. No problem.
Currently working in the SF Bay Area at Wineries, Museums, Parties, Weddings, Festivals, & Theaters...
Here is small sample of our current and past clients:
Tiburon Wine Cruise
Pine Mountain Winery
Thomas George Estates
LaLoo's Ice Cream Compnay
di Rosa Preserve (Art & Nature)
The Mystic Theater
Falkirk Cultural Center
Sonoma County Museum
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"THE PINE NEEDLES"
Here is the high energy low volume acoustic band you have been wanting at your event...
Book The Pine Needles as a solo acoustic guitarist/vocalist, Duo, trio, or full band quartet!
From elegant dinner jazz to high energy acoustic dance music, we are ready to deliver classic tunes in our acoustic jam style from the 40s to the present. With a humorous and easy going stage manner, we are sure to bring a down home elegance to your special event....
The Pine Needles blend acoustic stringed instruments and drums with jazz, rock, world, classical, and northern california jamband sensibilities. The Pine Needles embarked on this musical path out of a love for the rustic, real, tones of mountain-style string band instruments. Each member brings vast musical experience to the sound, affording the opportunity for some unique musical textures within these vocal and instrumental compositions. The Pine Needles are starting their seventh exciting year of adventures in this unique brand of nor cal acoustic eclectic!
Additional Booking Notes
We will run our own top flight professional sound, or we can play acoustic!
Past Booked Events
|July 13, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|June 17, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 28, 2019 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Festival|
|July 21, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|March 31, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 05, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Retirement Party|
|October 07, 2017 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm||Grand Opening|
|September 23, 2017 • 2:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Contact us for list (-:
|Josh Needleman||Guitar & Vocals|
|David Boyden||Fiddle & Mandolin|
|Tristan Arnold||Upright Bass & Vocals|
|Rami Ziadeh||Percussion & Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
D'Jango Reinhardt, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Miles David, John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, U2, Bill Monroe, Gratful Dead, Allman Brothers, Dave Mathews Band
Full Shade Covered Stage
Access to Power