From Galice, Sequoia offers acoustic Americana, interesting edgy newgrass and roots tunes. You can count on them to deliver hot Dobro and banjo instrumentals, as well as strong vocals with dynamic harmony. That's why they'll close our Saturday night show at the Eagleview Pickout (Sept 7-8) when they perform at 8 PM.
Their influences are quite diverse & include The Steeldrivers, John Cowan, Rhonda Vincent, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Stringdusters, Mountain Heart, Union Station, Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, Daryl Scott, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Country Current.
Band members are Al & Deborah Brinkerhoff and Warren Whistler. In 1996, Al became the Oregon State Dobro Champion, followed by winning the 1999 Rockygrass Colorado Dobro Championship. Al also kicks it up a notch when he brings out his banjo. Deborah has sung for years with local southern Oregon music groups at open mics, fundraisers, art nights, eateries, parties, weddings, and jam sessions. Longtime southern Oregon multi-talented musician, Warren Whistler adds a warmth to Sequoia's folkgrass and vintage sound with his hands on his fiddle or guitar. When Al and Deb's son (Luke) is in town, he joins in as a walking bass player and harmony vocalist.
During the summer months, the Brinkerhoffs host regular concerts at their Thunder Ridge Ranch. Next up will be Larry Gillis with his Georgia "swampgrass" music on Sat, Sept 14th. Be sure to get on their mailing list or ask for directions.