handmade acoustic music

BAND

Bay Area-based Beargrass Creek makes handmade acoustic music inspired by progressive and traditional bluegrass, old-school and alternative folk and country, and we came of age in the generation of great rock'n'roll. It's all there in the Beargrass Creek brew. 

 

DAVE TRABUE

Kentucky Dave Trabue is a singer's singer who loves harmonies mixed with solid acoustic backings. Dave sings and plays 6- and 12-string guitar, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel, pedal steel and bass. He began his professional musical career at fourteen. Dave skillfully delivers old-school to contemporary tunes, Roy Rogers to Roy Orbison to Rodney Crowell. His award winning songs are camp to poignant, topical to tongue-in-cheek, and have included Civil War and ancestral history.


MARYANN JOHNSTON

MaryAnn (Mare) brings her warm alto to leads and harmonies. Songwriting pairs her love of words with music; her songs are bawdy and tender, salacious and saudade. She is a certified therapeutic musician, and a student of mandolin and doghouse bass. MaryAnn was born in California in the 1900s. 


MATT LAUER

Born and raised at bluegrass festivals in and around Cincinnati, OH, Matt has been a regular on the bluegrass scene in Northern California since arriving in 1997. Playing acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, he's one of the biggest players out there (literally, coming in a 6'5") in his pursuing his lifelong dream of world domination via acoustic music. The progress is slow but the ride is fun. 


PHIL BEARCE

Phil Bearce is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter whose blend of rock, jazz, blues, country and bluegrass music has created a signature sound that frames the past thirty years of his musical career. Phil writes introspective lyrics, and composes lovely melodies that reflect his heart and feelings.