Thu, August 29, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Buck Nickels and Loose Change
Visit the band's website at: BuckNickels.com
Meet the Band:
Singer, songwriter and lead guitarist David "Buck Nickels" Westerbeke learned his cowboy ways in Sonoma, California's Valley of the Moon. As a little fella, he watched his grandpa work cattle on the family ranch and soon had his own horse and saddle. One day, while driving his grandpa's 1930s sixteen-cylinder Cadillac across the ranch, Buck heard Bob Wills on the radio. He knew he was destined to be a country star. After attending college in Colorado, he returned to the SF Bay Area and, while working at the family business and raising his own family, played with many musicians including the Frank Biner Band and the Crocodiles.
Pedal Steel player Larry ‘Loose Change' Cragg changes gears as easily as his name implies. Working as a respected guitar repairman and tone expert by day, as the sun sinks below the horizon, he dons his black Stetson, slips on his finger picks and sits down at his trusty pedal steel. Growing up north of Chicago, Larry moved west during the summer of 1967 and soon found himself immersed in the San Francisco music scene as a musician and guitar repairman. His clientele included many of the famous players of that time. He toured as Neil Young's guitar tech for thirty-plus years. Whether performing, or working behind the scenes, music has been Larry's life. He has played banjo, pedal steel, keyboard, saxophone and more in many of Neil Young's changing bands. He toured for ten years with Nils Lofgren (of the E Street Band) playing guitar, B-3 and saxophone. He played bari-sax in the Clarence Clemons Band and has played locally with many musicians. His return to playing country began when he was the pedal steel player in The Bulls (Alex Call, Dave Jenkins and Lorin Rowan).
Bass player "Rawhide Ross" Perry brings versatility and experience to Buck Nickels and Loose Change. A vete