A summer evening to enjoy the perfect blend of Mendocino county’s bountiful harvest, generously offered by local organic farmers and producers.
The quartet of Gene Parsons, David Hayes, Gwyneth Moreland and Steven Bates is a Pure Mendocino ‘summit meeting’ – 4 professional musicians, veterans of the international music scene, who also make their homes in Mendocino County. Individually, each is a gifted singer-songwriter. Together they represent a collaboration of 2 generations of Mendocino County’s own.
playing guitars, banjos and vocals
Gene Parsons is
a multi-instrumentalist with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Gene is also a veteran of hundreds of stage and studio performances including on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, The Everly Brothers, Randy Newman, and numerous others and served as musical Artist-In-Residence for Mendocino College.
playing acoustic upright bass and vocals
David Hayes is
a member of the Van Morrison Band for most of the last 4 decades, David is also a veteran of the Jesse Colin Young band, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes; he is also a popular musician-for-hire who has played with Ray Charles, Tom Waits, John Lee Hooker, and dozens more.
playing accordion, guitars and vocals
Gwyneth Moreland isan acclaimed songwriter whose solo work and tours with her duo Gwyneth and Monko have taken her to stages all across the U.S. and a featured spot on shows such as NPR’s Nashville program “Music City Roots: Live at the Loveless Cafe.” Gwyneth’s appearances with other artists are building an impressive performance resume.
playing guitars, mandolin and vocals
Steven Bates is
the leader of the Steven Bates Band, a favorite in clubs from Hollywood to Lhis hometown on the Mendocino Coast, Steven is in-demand for dozens of performances every year. Steven is also a veteran of dozens of studio sessions with musicians all along the West Coast.
The Quartet is thrilled to have Percussionist Ralph Humphrey join them as a special guest for this special event.
Another professional with extensive experience, Ralph was a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Manhattan Transfer and is a founding member of TV’s Dancing With The Stars Band. Ralph also has hundreds of tours and sessions to his credit, with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and numerous symphony orchestras.