North Pacific String Band
Straight out of the Monterey Bay, North Pacific String Band is a Newgrass band that celebrates the life of California and the ol' time traditions and values of music. While expounding the categories of bluegrass, string band, and acoustic music, North Pacific String Band (NPSB) also remains faithful to the tradition of bluegrass. It is this faithful nod that provides context to the way they approach this modern world of music and community. Their sound is a ceremony of genuine sentiments and radical concepts that make the 'North Pacific' Americana.
This quintet, starring Jan Purat on Violin, Steven Stubblefield on mandolin, Jeff Wilson on banjo, Evan Penza on guitar, and Alex Bice on bass, is a talented conglomerate of Central California based musicians. In traditional string band formation, NPSB articulates a unique musical experience, one that is informed by musical traditions as well as the timeless Pacific Coast.