BOB MCCLOY

 

Robert McCloy: Fiddle, guitars, & vocals

A full time musician for over 30 years, Robert has morphed from folk/bluegrass guitarist, to bluegrass mandolin player, to pop/country electric fiddler/guitarist, to solo classical/jazz  guitarist/fiddler. 

Experience ranges from the early years of appearances at coffeehouses and folk/bluegrass festivals - to "doing time" at grimy country/rock honky tonks, to pursuing of a solo career and appearances at thousands of weddings, conventions, corporate & private events throughout the Midwest over the last 20 years.

In addition to performance, Robert has taught guitar, mandolin, and fiddle at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI since 1979 - while having also taught at Lansing Community College, MSU Evening College, and has conducted workshops at festivals and symposiums. 

DREW HOWARD

 

Drew Howard: Guitar, dobro, vocals 

For more than 30 years, Drew has performed his way through concert halls, festivals and clubs in the United States and Europe, playing blues, rock, folk and country with many different groups and ensembles. 

Drew has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley, Tom Paxton, Dale Watson, John Sinclair, Greg Brown, The Derailers, as well as many Michigan artists. He has also appeared with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and theatrical productions at Boarshead Theatre, Old Town Playhouse, featured in the Always Patsy and Hank Williams: Lost Highway musicals.

Drew's studio credits include playing and producing many creative and commercial projects, CD's, radio and TV productions. He has appeared as a sideman on many national and regional TV and radio ad campaigns (Budweiser, Ford, Michelin, Chevy, Pella, Farm Bureau, Meijer, Paula Deen and many more). 

Drew's appearances on WKAR's TV concert series Backstage Pass were featured on PBS and helped earn WKAR the 2010 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award.

Drew is the recipient of the 2010 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist.

POOH STEVENSON

Pooh Stevenson: Mandolin, cello, vocals

Pooh Stevenson has been a mainstay on the folk/bluegrass/ Celtic scene in the Lansing area for over 30 years playing her mandolin and cello in numerous bands and recording sessions. Band credits include: Lady of the Lake, Counterpoint, The Dennis Cyporyn Band and Lonesome and Blue . She is best known for her clear clean tone on the mandolin and tasteful back up work on the rumbling romantic sounds of the cello.

Performances highlights include: The Pentagon Memorial dedication with Kitty Donahoe , Warm-up act for George Jones and Tricia Yearwood at the Clio theater , International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase act Louisville KY , Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hiawatha, South Plaines College, Levelland TX., and many other clubs, concerts and events.