GRASSLANDS is an award-winning Southern California premier bluegrass band made up of 5 multi-talented veterans of music. Members in the group have toured throughout the United States and overseas, performed at amusement parks and folk radio programs, worked as musical accompaniment for theater and on television commercials, and various other functions. GRASSLANDS has appeared at major California bluegrass festivals, including Grass Valley, Huck Finn Jubilee and Parkfield festivals, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, featured band for the Los Angeles and San Diego bluegrass clubs, and KSON live Radio. GRASSLANDS has an eclectic repertoire that takes inspiration from a wide variety of musical genres including traditional Folk and Bluegrass, new Bluegrass, Swing, Country, and Rock-N-Roll classics, all performed in a bluegrass fashion. This always brings their performance-level style of entertainment to a diverse and enthusiastic audience! The members of GRASSLANDS are: Shelah Spiegel: fiddle/vocals, has toured, worked on stage plays, commercials, amusement parks, and is a music educator; Jim Cooper: guitar/vocals, is well-known in the Los Angeles music scene for his hot leads; Tim O’Brien: resonator slide guitar (Dobro)/vocals, has played and recorded locally; Dave Richardson: banjo, has toured and recorded with many celebrities, including the Don Ho Show in Hawaii; and Fred Wade: bass, has toured and recorded with many bands. They represent the best of the Orange, Los Angeles and Kern Counties’ bluegrass musicians. GRASSLANDS wow audiences with their tight harmonies, wide variety of songs, while keeping the bluegrass tradition alive. Come out and see the hottest bluegrass band in SoCal – GRASSLANDS.