April 15, 2005
Local Band Makes Good Music
By Nina Adelman Stolar
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'
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.
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