It's immediately evident at a Windy Hill show that the band is excited about bluegrass music and have big fun picking and singing. They're becoming increasingly well-known – and are winning awards – for their entertaining performances.

Windy Hill began as an idea in a Menlo Park (CA) High School wood shop class, where two 17-year-old friends sat around their work station sanding their projects
and talking about live music. They discovered a mutual love for the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin and set out to learn to play and sing traditional music.

In 2008, these two friends – Henry Warde and Ryan Breen – found themselves in Fort Collins, Colorado, and started their band. Windy Hill was always the natural choice for the band name, as Ryan's backyard in Portola Valley, CA, overlooks the town's landmark – a golden hill separating the SF Bay Area from the Pacific Ocean.

The next year, they returned to California and another bluegrass-loving member of their high school class, Kyle McCabe, joined the band. Henry (mandolin), Ryan (banjo), and Thomas Wille (guitar) usually form the band's power trio, while Kyle (bass) holds down the beat.

The West Coast Ramblers

The West Coast Ramblers is the San Francisco Bay Area's most exciting Western Swing band! The 'Ramblers capture that late-40's/early-50's California Western Swing sound made popular by performers like Tex Williams, Hank Penny, and Billy Jack Wills. Hip arrangements, twin guitar parts, and a little polish turn the the tunes into something that you can't wait to listen and dance to at their next live show. Lee Jeffriess is on steel guitar; Nick Rossi is playing standard guitar; Steve Walz does the vocals and provides the rhythm guitar; Derek McDonald is on drums; and Steve Height plays the upright bass. The West Coast Ramblers are a group of talented musicians who love this kind of music and have learned how to play it well. They have combined their talents and experience to give you one of the best Western Swing bands around.

$8.00 - $15.00

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San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival presents Windy Hill and The West Coast Ramblers

Saturday, February 16 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Starry Plough