The Excellent Tradesmen
- Rob “Bird” Robinson Accordion, Guitar
- Rick Borella Bass
- Neal Etherly Drums
- Jerry Pike Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal steel, Vocals
- John Wagner Guitar, Vocals
Sound description: Reverb and twang
RIYL: Mermen, Lucinda Williams
Surprisingly long at this point. Only personnel changes have been drummers: Ed Tibbs to Roger Reid to our current Neal Eatherly. Rob Bird-Robinson has played with the Lonesome Tumbleweeds, as did Rick
Borella. Neal Eatherly has played in many bands, most recently the Duke Mitchell Band, which he fronted. John Wagner played in the Dusty Buds and Joe Bob Frog. Jerry Pike played in the Dim Innuendos and The Poets.
1997, Santa Barbara, CA
Buffalo Springfield, Gram Parsons, Ventures, Wynn Stewart, Johnny Cash
Finished a CD at Tom Lackner's Tompound last year: all originals, country with vocals and surf instrumentals. We play regularly at Cold Spring Tavern and irregularly at other venues: Mercury Lounge, Paradise Store, for example.