Steven Casper - Vocals, Guitar

Steven Casper is a Los Angeles based singer/song writer. Born in New York, Steven spent the next sixteen years of his life growing up in Japan, Italy, Nigeria and Mexico. Some of his bands (in chronological order) were The Bullet Boys, Vena Cava, Blood Red Roses, I Burried Paul, and currently Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst. Steven's roots based songs are an intertwining of Country, Blues, and Americana with hints of the Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, and The Ramones tossed in.  You can find some of Steven's music featured in the HBO television series True Blood.

 

Herb Deitelbaum - Bass, Vocals

Herb originally from Philadelphia, PA, has been musically inclined since age 12, playing drums, piano, and guitar. Since moving to California in 1975, Herb received two years of classical training while majoring in music at L.A. Valley College. Herb found his primary interest in bass guitar in the late 1970s and has worked in various bands through the years, finally breaking into the nightclub cover band circuit in Southern L.A. and Orange County with “Teazer” in 1980. From 1988 to 1995, while living in Tucson, Arizona, Herb began playing country music to round out and complement his rock and classical stylings. Currently, in addition to his work with Steven Casper, Herb plays bass and sings lead for L.A. based band, "Masters of the Past".

Carl Byron - Piano, Organ, Accordian

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a "musical ace," keyboardist/composer Carl Byron was raised in Cambodia, Congo, Mozambique, Turkey and the US. He studied with Aurelio de la Vega at CSUN and was composer-in-residence at the Elkhorn Music Festival and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Carl has also been music director, arranger and composer for dance groups and musical theater productions. His compositional works range from contemporary symphonic, chamber and electronic music to various world music genres. Of Carl's music, the New York Amsterdam News wrote: "His is a first-rate talent. Here is a composer who combines intellect with a loving heart."

 

John Groover McDuffie - Electric, Acoustic, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro, Slide Guitars

John is a multitalented versatile musician that is well established in Los Angeles. He is accomplished on electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel, lap steel, dobro and slide guitars. He is also a singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. John has been guitarist for pop icon Rita Coolidge since 1998 and has been her Musical Director since 2005. His work with her in the last couple of years has included two tours of England, frequent appearances in Japan, and a South Korean tour, and a performance recorded for HDnet/DVD project “World Café Live”.

John also performs regularly in the Los Angeles area with The John McDuffie Trio and with a wide variety of artists including The Dearest, Lisa Finnie, I See Hawks in L.A., Lynda Kay, The Psychedelic Cowboys, Ronnie Mack’s Barndance Band, and Jaimi Shuey. John has composed music for several independent films and television, and is a graduate of Musician's Institute and the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program.

Jay Nowac - Drums

Jay Nowac is originally from Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Raised on rock-n-roll, Jay loved music at a very young age, and had always wanted to learn to play the drums. His family relocated to Los Angeles in 1986. After Jay finished high school he worked at a record store, where he explored blues, jazz, reggae, punk, R&B, country, and anything else he could get his hands on. He then bought a second hand drum set and taught himself how to play. Immediately he sought out other musicians to collaborate with, and has been at it ever since. Jay has been fortunate enough to have played with many super talented musicians over the years, and has performed and toured all over the west coast. He has played drums on over a dozen LP, EP, single, & compilation releases, and countless other recordings. He has played drums for The Longnecks, Piggyback, Big Wow, The Spitfires, I Buried Paul, and The Condors, just to name a few. Jay’s straight forward, “In the Pocket” style, forges a rock solid rhythm section that keeps your toes tapping.