The Band

The Band

Marc Muller

guitars, pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, mandolin, banjo, baritone guitar, and fiddle (My Country) and co-arranging (Everybody Wants to Say I Do, My Country, The Smile He Took Away, Watermelon, All the People, That’s Just Monday) has toured with Shania Twain, Shedaisy and played with everyone from Elton John to the Backstreet Boys to Carla Bley. His album American Home Cooking showcases his facility a jazz improviser or a multi-instrumental country picker. He’s worked with Brian Woodbury since 1989, extensively as a producer/arranger/co-writer on Disney TV shows. In the Fall of 2010, Marc also directed note-for-note concert recreations of The Grateful Dead albums American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead:

Dan Schwartz

bass (My Country, Get a Room, The Smile He Took Away, Pass it Down, Lots More Love, That’s Just Monday) is a bassist, writer, producer and audiophile who has been making music from a very early age. Dan was the assistant producer and bass player who, along with Bill Bottrell and Sheryl Crow, produced her most famous album with the hit song “All I Want to Do.” Dan is also very proud of his work with the remarkable Rosanne Cash, playing bass on the Black Cadillac album. Dan was a reviewer for the Absolute Sound Magazine for many years, owns a pile of phenomenal analog recording gear and instruments, and has one of the best sets of ears in the business.

Joe Berardi

drums (My Country, Get a Room, The Smile He Took Away, Pass it Down, Lots More Love, That’s Just Monday), has had a long history in the Los Angeles underground music scene, beginning as a member of the critically acclaimed  art band The Fibonaccis. His ongoing projects include Non Credo (with Kira Vollman), Megan Mullally’s Supreme Music Program, Double Naught Spy Car, The Obliteration Quartet and The Deadbeats. He has been the drummer of choice for such notables as: Stan Ridgway, Rufus Wainwright, Ann Magnuson, Lydia Lunch, James White and the Blacks, Kristian Hoffman, Donovan, Frank Black & Joey Santiago, Algerian vocalist Rimitti (with Robert Fripp & Flea), The Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Motor Totemist Guild, Motoko Honda and Nels Cline.

Dan Lutz

bass (Why Can’t it Be Like it Was?, The Brill Building, Keep Your Head in the Light, All the People, Shadows) is a first call bassist in Los Angeles. He works as a music director and producer as well. He has played with Taylor Hicks, Gladys Knight, Aimee Mann, Joan Osbourne, Alex Acuna, Richard Bona, Hugh Masekela and Patti Austin. He has toured the world, and played on innumerable soundtracks.

Andy Sanesi

drums (Why Can’t it Be Like it Was?, The Brill Building, Keep Your Head in the Light, All the People, Shadows); conga & tamborine (The Brill Building) is an in-demand drummer/percussionist who has played with everyone from Eminem to John Zorn. He uses DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drumheads and Vic Firth Sticks.

Eli Breuggemann

piano/keyboards (Why Can’t it Be Like it Was?, Keep Your Head in the Light, Shadows) has played, recorded, and toured with an array of distinguished artists from the world of pop (Colin Hay, Mathew Morrison, Mandrill, Flea), to jazz (Barbara Morrison, Mark Winkler, John Clayton), and cabaret (Martin Short, Todd Murray, Judy Butterfield). His arrangements and compositions have been featured on numerous recordings, and he has two records under his name.

Marc Doten

engineering; piano (Get a Room, Pass it Down, That’s Just Monday) is a composer, bassist, keyboard player and producer who has worked with Stew with the Negro Problem and Passing Strange on Broadway, The Persuasions, Shelby Lynne, Carlos Guitarlos, Taj Mahal, Dave Alvin, among others. He plays bass with psychedelic prog surf instrumental band Double Naught Spycar. He co-produced (with Brian Woodbury and Michael Webster) Joe Moe’s CD Mainland.

Jim “Kimo” West

electric (The Brill Building, All the People), is long-time guitarist for “Weird Al” Yankovic, graced by several Grammy’s, many gold and platinum selling Cds. “Kimo” is also one of the world’s top Hawaiian “slack key” guitarists. He has also worked as a composer for film and TV, scoring for the Disney Channel and PBS including the 3D short film installation Al’s Brain directed by Al Yankovic. To check out Kimo’s “slack key” music, please visit

Gabe Witcher

fiddle, is best known as a member of Chris Thile’s band Punch Brothers. He is an in-demand session fiddler, and has played with Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, among others.