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Chip Cohen has been fiddling for audiences across the United States since the 1970s. After studying classical violin as a youth in Maryland, he traveled to the Great Smokey Mountains, where he became immersed in bluegrass and old-time fiddling. He has performed with such artists as the Holy Modal Rounders, the Johnson Mountain Boys, Ferlin Huskey, and Michelle Shocked. Chip currently performs around the Northwest as a soloist, teaches fiddle lessons and classes, and plays klezmer music with the Klezmonauts, and bluegrass and western swing with Rusty Still and the Texas Toasters.


Jerry Gleason has been a fixture on the Eugene music scene for more than thirty years. Known primarily as a jazz guitarist and bassist, he is experienced in playing a wide range of musical styles, from Hawaiian music to gypsy jazz, Western Swing and jump blues. Jerry is also an accomplished steel guitarist, playing both pedal and non-pedal styles. His swinging rhythm and jazzy guitar solos help to give the group an “uptown” feel.


Jim Krowka began studying piano at age 9 and played percussion in the school orchestra. He learned guitar and banjo in the 70s and played folk, country, and bluegrass. After a 20 year break from music Jim began playing with Rusty Still and the Texas Toasters. After a couple of years he is anything but rusty. Don't forget to ask him about his acoustic instrument collection.


Jumpin' Jon toured with nationally with blues groups such as The Elvin Bishop Band and Clarence Gatemouth Brown playing pedal-steel, guitar, and saxophones. He currently plays locally with Rusty Still and the Texas Toasters. Jon also is regularly featured on the Front Porch Review radio show on KLCC FM.


Hilary Dearborn has been playing upright bass and singing in bluegrass bands for the past six years. Her driving rhythm anchors the band and her vocals call the tunes. She also plays with Rusty Still and the Coast Fork Bluegrass Band.

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