Caleb at Kamiah

Check out our very own Caleb Dostal performing his original banjo tune Skukumchuck at Kamiah last weekend.

Caleb’s now playing in the band JD Webb and The Downstate Ramblers made up of:

Jd Webb – Guitar
David Gerthung – Mandolin
Judy Webb – Bass
Caleb Dostal – Banjo

You can also see Caleb playing with The Black Mountain Boys every Tuesday night at the Missoula Wheat Montana on Reserve and 3rd.

Jerry Swafford Passed away on Tuesday

I’m so sad to have to post this notice that we’ve lost one of our dear friends and bluegrass family membes, Jerry Swafford.   Our hearts are with Jerry’s beautiful wife Maryett who also plays fiddle with us.

Here’s a note from Jerry’s brother Ron Swafford:

Just to let you know, one of your awesome members died.  Jerry Swafford of Hamilton Montana died Tuesday night of a heart attack.  He loved blue grass, their entertainment and most of all his musician friends.  He loved the participation.   In case anyone wants to know, a get together is planned in Hamilton for a week from Saturday, the 14th of February.   Some of the local members will there to play, hope everyone who knew him or appreciates the organization can show up and participate.  It would mean an enormous amount to his family and friends.   I am bringing his 89 year old mother from Idaho, God willing.  It would mean a lot to her. 


  He was very special, generous, kind man.   I don’t have all the details yet.  If anyone wants to know, send me an email and I will forward all particulars as they are learned.




Ron Swafford  20…

Jerry’s Brother

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