Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Joe Craven & The Sometimers featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff, is a tight, crisp string-centric “Free Range Folkasaurus Trio” offering a “no genre left behind” policy of music making and re-creating. In addition to the trio, we now work with drummer Barry Eldridge, in celebration of our upcoming sophomore release “GARCIA SONGBOOK”. A 30 year veteran in the biz, Joe comes impressively credentialed (David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, David Lindley, Alison Brown, Howard Levy, Rob Ickes + many others) and The Sometimers all firmly grip their poetic license to operate heavy machinery. Their power tool box includes both upright and electric bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, percussion, drum kit, jawbone, more cowbell and who knows what else. Touring their debut release, “Blender”, this NorCal roots music combo celebrates a new kind of POP music, as in “Pursuit of Possibility” music. Give ’em a listen and you just might do a little dance while you’re at it! About the boys in the band… Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven is an award-winning creativity educator, former museum curator, actor, music festival emcee, Director of RiverTunes and Vocáli Voice Camps, a Co-Director for the Wintergrass Youth Academy and a fashion insultant. Joe Craven’s love of performing music has put him in many musical genres and alongside many musicians, from Jerry Garcia, David Lindley, Howard Levy, to Jason Marsalis and banjoist Alison Brown. For 17 years, he was percussionist / violinist for mandolinist David Grisman. Under his own label, Blender Logic Arts, he has recorded and performed his wide variety of roots music projects. Joe also enjoys a fine reputation for his unique emcee work at music festivals and other art events for 20 years.