Now&Then

Now & Then

(530) 283-1265

davejohns44@gmail.com

Dave Johns, Shelley Miller and Hank Alrich form this trio, playing standards from the 1920's, 30's and 40's, with an easy, swingy acoustic sound. They add some Latin tunes for flavor, and an occasional folk song to mix it up. Collectively Dave, Shelley, and Hank bring over 140 years of music of various styles to this band.

Dave Johns supplies the rhythm guitar for the band, also providing some lead and vocals. Dave has been playing guitar for over 50 years, with bluegrass, folk, swing, and big bands, and has accompanied fiddlers from around the country. He is known for his steady rhythm and complex chording.

Shelley Miller provides the vocals. She has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her background singing rock, folk, show tunes, big band, and classical music have all contributed to her easy style of swing vocals. Her original style shows in the rhythmic interpretations of the standards.

Hank Alrich brings a cool addition of melodic lead guitar and vocals to the band. Hank alternates his time between Plumas County and Austin Texas, where he played a founding role in the Austin music scene. He is reclaiming the stage there with his vocals, guitar, mandolin, and songwriting.