Bluegrass legends John Moore, Dennis Caplinger, and Steve Spurgin make up Bluegrass, Etc. These three musicians are at the top of their game and have been wowing audiences all over the world for decades. In addition to being the mandolinist, guitarist and vocalist for Bluegrass Etc, John Moore is also the mandolinist with the internationally acclaimed band California, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Band of the Year three years in a row, along with Dan Crary, Byron Berline, John Hickman and Steve Spurgin.
John’s musical performances have led him throughout the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as into the studio doing sessions for other artists, radio and television commercials and movie sound tracks. He has most recently appeared in commercials for Cingular Wireless and in the HBO Series Deadwood.
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and two time Grammy winner Dennis Caplinger is one of the most sought after studio musicians in the L.A. area. He is currently under contract with Network Productions of San Diego, Ca. recording numerous television and radio commercials that air nation-wide, as well as writing and recording music for their extensive music library – one of the largest in the world. He is also a producer of CMH Record’s popular“Pickin’ on” series. He has recorded numerous television and movie soundtracks and is featured regularly in Warner Brothers Cartoons. He is a regular in the Country Music Association Awards Show band, and has received a Grammy for his guest appearance on Eric Clapton’s new record Road To Escondido, released in August 2006. He is a regular contributor to Banjo Newsletter and has appeared on the cover of Bluegrass Now Magazine.
Steve Spurgin is one of the legendary singer/songwriters of our time and was a founding member of the California Band along with John Moore, Byron Berline, Dan Crary and John Hickman.
Steve has written multiple hit songs, including Carmen and Speak Softly You’re Talking To My Heart, both recorded by Gene Watson. He is also a member of the power trio Thunderation along with his cohort from California, Dan Crary. Steve recently appeared in the HBO series Deadwood, and his music was used in that series multiple times. He has toured worldwide and entertained audiences with his insightful songwriting and incredible voice for over 40 years.