Bio on the Bands!!!

About the Bands

What an amazing line-up!


Fresh Picked Bluegrass Band – Fresh Picked is out of El Cerrito, CA.  All are veterans of bluegrass performances featuring Joyce Hennessey (bass, vocals), Richard Brooks (fiddle, banjo), Michael Hanna (mandolin, vocals), Steve Hutchinson (guitar, vocals), Tom Cline (dobro), Bill Lavender (guitar, vocals) and special guest Harry Gray (banjo, vocals).   They are ready to bring some of their “fresh pickin” to you! 


Manning School of Music Bluegrass Students – The next generation of bluegrass on stage!  The Manning School of Music offers private and band bluegrass lessons for kids and adults in fiddle, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and clawhammer banjo.  Located in Berkeley, CA they can be reached at


Bloomfield Bluegrass Band – This all-Sonoma County band has played together since mid-2017 and have been active in the northern California music scene for years. Band members Mary Felton, mandolin; Marc Francis, bass; Ted Kuster, banjo; Ethan McCreadie, guitar; and Patrick Campbell, fiddle will bring you home!


Blue & Lonesome - A widely acclaimed Bluegrass band, Blue & Lonesome has captured the traditional sound of bluegrass music, as it was originally played, incorporating the experience and talents of top traditional players in the business today. Featuring: Ed Neff,

Larry Cohea, Paul Shelasky, Yoseff Tucker and Katya Polovina.


Mitch Polzak & Friends – Mitch, the former Mayor of Port Costa, is a high energy performer, guitarist, singer, banjoist, songwriter, composer and teacher.  From Bluegrass to Rockabilly and beyond, Mitch wears his heart on his sleeve and his playing in his heart.