Chip Cohen has been fiddling for audiences across the United States since the 1970s.
After studying classical violin as a youth in Maryland, he traveled to the
Great Smokey Mountains, where he became immersed in bluegrass and
old-time fiddling. He has performed with such artists as
the Holy Modal Rounders, the Johnson Mountain Boys, Ferlin Huskey,
and Michelle Shocked. Chip currently performs around the Northwest as a soloist,
teaches fiddle lessons and classes, and plays klezmer music with
the Klezmonauts, and bluegrass and western swing with Rusty Still
and the Texas Toasters.
Jerry Gleason has been a fixture on the Eugene music scene for more than thirty
years. Known primarily as a jazz guitarist and bassist, he is experienced in playing
a wide range of musical styles, from Hawaiian music to gypsy jazz, Western Swing
and jump blues. Jerry is also an accomplished steel guitarist, playing both pedal
and non-pedal styles. His swinging rhythm and jazzy guitar solos help to give the
group an “uptown” feel.
Jim Krowka began studying piano at age 9 and played percussion in the school orchestra.
He learned guitar and banjo in the 70s and played folk, country, and
bluegrass. After a 20 year break from music Jim began playing with
Rusty Still and the Texas Toasters. After a couple of years he is anything but rusty.
Don't forget to ask him about his acoustic instrument collection.
Jumpin' Jon toured with nationally with blues groups such as
The Elvin Bishop Band and Clarence Gatemouth Brown playing
pedal-steel, guitar, and saxophones. He currently plays locally
with Rusty Still and the Texas Toasters. Jon also is regularly
featured on the Front Porch Review radio show on KLCC FM.
Hilary Dearborn has been playing upright bass and singing in bluegrass bands
for the past six years. Her driving rhythm anchors the band
and her vocals call the tunes. She also plays with Rusty Still and the Coast Fork