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Linda Thorburn
Banjo

Linda was attracted to the Scruggs
style banjo at age 11.  In 1980 she bought
one & has spent many  hours pickin the
banjo.  She has also played in  other
bluegrass bands, noting:  
Better Times (Port Alberni), 
Island Blue Rose (Qualicum Beach), Grassmates (Port Alberni),
Raisin' Cain (Qualicum Beach)
Crazy Hearts (Kelowna)
Dilly RoseBuds most recent
 She has a recording with Grassmates
 She is also a member of Island Blue Rose
 Major influences include Earl Scruggs,
 J D Crowe,  Ralph Stanley, Pete Wernick, 
& Jeff Scroggins






Joe Spinelli
Bass & Vocals

Originally from Wayne, Pennsylvania,  
Joe is now residing in Nanaimo, BC. Over 
the past 30 years,  Joe has had the 
opportunity to perform and record with several musicians, compiling a long list of credits, performing Jazz to Bluegrass in a
 wide range of venues.  He believes one of
 his greatest privileges was having the
 chance to perform onstage with the Chieftains and Natalie McMaster. 
Now  on Vancouver Island, Joe continues
 to expand his credits with other musicians, 
including Celtic Chaos, his other band.  


 


Ramona Ruf
Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Ramona grew up in a musical
 family and has played guitar & 
sang  for most of her  life. 

 She was attracted to bluegrass
music a few short years ago and has
 learned  many new tunes.   Ramona 
also plays in Bridge Harmony, with
 her sister and has recorded a great CD.

Ramona is the driving force behind 
the band with her loud guitar &
 rhythmic chops, and is also the lead
 singer in the band.



Mimi Shell
Fiddle & Harmonies

Mimi loves the drive & energy of bluegrass  music with its multiple roles
for the fiddle player from rhythm to 
chords to melody. 

Having played violin since she was
twelve, bluegrass offers a new musical direction to explore.
  
Mimi also enjoys playing old time, 
celtic, swing & blues.  Singing in harmony with others is another special way to have fun.  Mimi likes that music can be shared across cultures and soothes the soul.