Dave Stuckey & The Hoot Owls

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2020 Performing Artist

Whoo's that sound? The second of swing band master Dave Stuckey's bands - The Hoot Owls have flown in for the Redwood Coast Music Festival! This Western Swing superband and will only be performing twice on Saturday, so don't miss out!


2020 Ameripolitan Music Award Winner for Best Western Swing Male, multi-talented Dave Stuckey is a band leader, producer, singer, songwriter, drummer, and swingin' guitarist extraordinaire!  Just look at his activities in less than 15 years: He helped the rebirth of the American hillbilly/rockabilly scene with the Dave & Deke Combo, produced the Best Album of The Hot Club Of Cowtown «Tall Tales» (and co-wrote with them the beautiful «When I Lost You» and «Sleep»), found time to drum with The Untamed Youth & The Lucky Stars AND released the best western-swing album of the last 50 years -  «Get a load of this».


Before fiddler Spade Cooley & California promoter Foreman Phillips gave it a name in 1944, Western swing was simply known as "Hot String Band" music.


Dave Stuckey and The Hoot Owls mine this particular vein of the earliest form of this infectious, swinging genre, whose earliest stars were Milton Brown, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, The Light Crust Doughboys and The Tune Wranglers, among others.


This red-hot aggregation features Dave Stuckey on rhythm guitar and vocals, James Mason (Everythings Jake, Rebecca Kilgore) on fiddle, Rusty Blake (Lucky Stars, Barn Door Slammers) on pedal steel, Wally Hersom (Lucky Stars, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, feat. Hilary Alexander, Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang) on bass fiddle, Chris Wilkinson (Zazou Cowboys, Tropicali Flames, Sweet & Low Melody Co, Jive Aces) on guitar and the inimitable Carl Sonny Leyland (here, there and everywhere) on piano and vocals.  


Don't miss this chance to dance to swinging music while watching some of the best dancers in festival pairing up on the dance floor.

Cross Patch - Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls
Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls- The Thingamajig

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

The Hoot Owls

Dave Stuckey - guitar/leader    

Wally Hersom - string bass      

Rusty Blake - steel guitar        

Carl Sonny Leyland - piano        

James Mason - fiddle              

Chris Wilkinson - guitar

Katie Cavera - banjo                  

Josh Collazo - drums

Sequoia Center                Saturday                 1:30pm

Dave Stuckey's Hoot Owls with Katie Cavera

Adorni Center                  Saturday                 4:30pm

Dave Stuckey's Hoot Owls with Katie Cavera