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Two musicians from Contra Costa, Frankie G, and Patrick Dorn, helped me get the list started and research did the rest.
Entertaining in Contra Costa County matters. Peer respect, artistry, and creativity are important. Follow the link to suggest a musician also at the bottom of the. The first condition is they must live now or have lived in Contra Costa County. Armstrong attended Hillcrest Elementary School in Rodeo. Met Mike Dirnt, future bass player for Green Day in elementary school, formed a band as a year-old. Pleasant hill ca nude Website. Billy, ed the Legacy band in Changed the name to Testament in He remains one of two original members of the band.
His vocal style has changed over the years from, high pitch thrash to a lower death grunt sound. Bio Band Facebook. Wiki Gramblers Website. It was during this time he got the call to Sheryl Crow. He toured, recorded and appeared on countless TV shows for eight years with her band. Bio Story Website. Bonilla currently plays with the California Transit Authority Band.
He has written a book Balance of Power For Guitar, a lesson bookthat promises to be the last guitar book you will ever need. Their romantic original songs are a perfect complement at wine tastings, weddings, restaurants, and art shows. They also teach guitar as volunteers in the National nonprofit Guitars-Not-Guns program.
Barbara is the Director of the Contra Costa Chapter.
This program provides free guitars and free guitar lessons to at-risk youths. She has been a volunteer since Breedloves Guitars Not Gun s. Brooks was born in Oakland and raised in Pittsburg. There she performed for television advertisements and then attended California State University, Northridge. Bio Facebook. Dix began playing guitar at age twelve.
He already knew how to play the piano by then. His interest, American folk music, jazz, and teaching. His band Back Up and Push explores the emerging possibilities of swing and jazz on acoustic stringed instruments. The band toured the west coast and released the Tuxedo Bluesan album that features many of his original instrumental and vocal compositions. Website Piano Company. Buffalo, the son of a harmonica player, was born in Oakland and raised in Richmond. At John F. Kennedy High School he performed with a series of bands.
In he ed the farewell European tour of Commander Cody. Later that year he ed the Steve Miller Band. Wiki Website. Burke was born Oct 3, in Antioch, CA. He was still young when his family moved to Chicago. He attended University of Wisconsin-Madison and played piano in the orchestra.
After graduating he returned to Chicago to work at the Irving Berlin Publishing Company as a pianist and song salesman. Bio Hall of Fame. Burns was born in Oakland and schooled in Walnut Creek. Busbee was born in Walnut Creek, June 18, He began playing the piano when he was seven and a jazz trombone in high school in between he marched and played with the Blue Devils Drum Corp.
Busbee moved to Los Angeles in and started assisting a rock producer. There he began learning more instruments including guitar, bass, and drums. He then moved to Nashville. Wiki People Mag. Claypool was born Sept 29,in Richmond, CA. Bio Claypool Primus Tour. At 14 the two were at Pinole Valley High.
Bio Green Day. Carroll was born and raised in Richmond, Ca. She started out in rock and roll with a band called Yakety Yak. Whether you are doing it locally or internationally you got to bring it. Website Article Facebook. Enjoying gypsy jazz, bluegrass, rock and pop led to a diverse group of bands to listen to and learn from.
Cole was a member of the band Big Blue Hearts from — Dorn lives in Oakley, CA. A lifelong musician you only get that tag when you have been playing for 50 or more years who enjoys a wide variety of music including George Benson and bluegrass music. A devoted husband and father who eats well, hikes, and rides a bicycle many miles at a time. Thanks for knowing so many musicians, and for all your help with this list. Carmen Dragon was an American conductor, composer, and arranger who in addition to live performances, recordings also worked in radio, film, and television.
He graduated from Riverview High School, in Antioch. Isabelle was born and raised in France. She was a singer. Jeff Magidson was born Pleasant hill ca nude raised by musician parents in San Francisco. He learned to play the piano, guitar, drums, bass, and harmonica. As a Cal student on a year abroad program in Poitiers, France, he was drawn into the music scene and became a fan of Django Reinhart as well and stayed 10 more years.
Duogadjo Jeff Magidson Blues Band. John, formed a band, inwhile in junior high school. He later attended El Cerrito High School.
Three Top Ten Albums, 30 million albums and singles sold and induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame making them a rock and roll band for the ages. Bio Creedence Website. He moved to Chicago in and with Rusty Zinn appeared on the R. Mischo album West Wind Blowing. His heart is as big as his music. Frank Giovanni picked up producing the event for his friend David and did the outdoor show for the next 14 years before moving it inside the El Campanil Theatre in The money raised goes for scholarships to students.
Gaines was born in Oakland, CA in She went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to sing a demo for the Pointer Sister. Prince was in the studio and asked her to his band The New Power Generation. Her first appearance as a member of the band is on the Graffiti Bridge Album. She first toured with Prince on the Nude Tour.
She continued with this band — Bio Metallica. Jester is a native Californian living in Martinez. Prefers traditional electric blues energized and not songs overplayed at blues jams.
I exclusively play Grez Handmade Guitars out of Petaluma. Website Facebook. Greg moved to San Francisco in and worked in a Berkeley record store while forming his sound. Bio Band. Money was born on March 21,in Brooklyn, New York.
A street singer since the age of He sang in rock bands in high school to meet girls. In he moved to Berkeley. There he took vocal lessons and changed his name from Edward Mahoney to Eddie Money. Singing in San Francisco clubs he got the attention of Bill Graham and ed a contract with Columbia Records and released his debut album in In he recorded Take Me Home Tonight.
In all he recorded 12 studio albums with 11 TOP 4o songs. He appeared on numerous TV shows and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Bio Website Article. Mydland began playing trumpet in elementary school in Concord.Pleasant hill ca nude
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40 TOP MUSICIANS FROM CONTRA COSTA COUNTY