April 15, 2005  


Local Band Makes Good Music

By Nina Adelman Stolar

A local bluegrass western swing and country music band, Wild Oats n’ Honey, features some familiar faces. Soundman and occasional bass player Willy Langeveld (SCS) and Ralph Nelson (formerly RP) on bass joined up with some other folks and the result is some darn good music.

Wild Oats n' Honey
Photo courtesy of Willie Langeveld

Their new CD entitled Live at Sam’s was released in January. It is an excellent collection of bluegrass and western swing tunes that was performed live at Sam’s Barbeque in San Jose. A mixture of traditional and original tunes, the album features three guests—two vocalists and the proprietor, Sam himself, in an instrumental on the mandolin.

First time producer Langeveld mixed, recorded and mastered the album and did most of the artwork. When asked about the experience, he said, “It’s a lot of work and the pay is really lousy. But it was a lot of fun!”

Their next gig will be in late April for Bebo White’s (SCS) retirement dinner. They will be joined by The Tarantulas Jug Band in which White plays banjo, washboard and other miscellaneous jug band paraphernalia.

For more information, see: http://www.wildoatsnhoney.com


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