Low Flying Birds is an original outlaw bluegrass band hailing from Chico, CA–historic college town and home of Sierra Nevada Beer! Their music is an enticing blend of Americana, Newgrass, and Country Blues, with eclectic influences. Rich three-part harmonies and impressive musicianship bring their original compositions to life. The songs are memorable and speak for themselves. They speak to the heart of the American experience, evoking themes of love and beauty, but also the ills of corruption, greed, and exploitation.
The band was founded by Northern California’s preeminent rock-n-roll Rumi-bard Doug Stein on guitar and vocals (Swamp Zen, Puddle Junction). Doug is a gifted songwriter and performer who has been entertaining folks for nearly three decades. The band also features three amazing young players: Dustin Rohleder on lead guitar and vocals, Clinton Woodbeck on mandolin and vocals, and Zach Hudson on banjo and vocals. The recent addition of Curtis “The Kinductor” Peldo on bass has completed the powerful quintet.
In a short time The Low Flying Birds have quickly risen to the top of Chico’s growing Bluegrass scene, and are now expanding their audience regionally, from the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada foothills, to the San Francisco Bay Area. LFB have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such great acts as Brothers Comatose, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Dead Winter Carpenters, Head For The Hills, Good Gravy, Polecats, Fruition and others.
The Low Flying Birds are currently in the studio working on their first CD scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Look to see the band live at The Hangtown Music Festival (Oct. 27-29).