the Compost Mountain Boys -

The Compost Mountain Boys been performing traditional bluegrass music in Humboldt County since 1991.  We play most anywhere from major festivals, to local venues and of course your personal event.  The band has performed at CBA Festivals and has produced two c.d.'s, Compost Live in 2000, at the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival and High on a Mountain, in 2010.  We are blessed to have made our home in the redwoods and to have such a rich and lively arts community in which to play.

Over the years you could say we've "composted" our music into the unique, exciting and above else entertaining music that it is today.  True to it's form, the "compost" sound, has continually adapted with the various members, having always produced a truly solid bluegrass experience.  Let us bring a little of this inspiration to your next festival or event.  We hope to see you soon and that you'll join all our great fans and keep composting...

Compost Mountain Boys - playing bluegrass for 25 years in Humboldt County, CA




  Bruce "Jr." Johnson                 
PLAYS THE ACOUSTIC BASS, AND SINGS MANY OF OUR SONGS.  HIS STYLE OF BASS PLAYING HAS DEFINED OUR SOUND EVEN PLAYING THE OCCASIONAL SOLO.  IN ADDITION TO BLUEGRASS, HE PLAYS IN THE HORN BAND AND VARIOUS JAZZ ENSEMBLES AROUND TOWN.
Tim Wilson,          
PLAYING THE 5 STRING AND DRIVING THE BLUEGRASS SOUND.  HE BRINGS SMOOTH, DYNAMIC LEAD PLAYING FROM THE GUITAR TO THE BANJO.  HE PLAYS SOME FIDDLE TOO!  HE WRITES A FEW SONGS AND INSTRUMENTALS AND IS ALSO A LEAD AND HARMONY VOCALIST.
Rich Kearns,                                
MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL, HE PLAYS A MEANMANDOLIN, SINGS AND OFFERS GREAT HARMONIES.  HE BRINGS HIS LOVE OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC, BLENDING PROGRESSIVE ELEMENTS WITH THE MORE TRADITIONAL STYLES.
Marty Dodd,          
ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND VOCALIST, HE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SONG WRITER, CREATING SONGS FOR ALL GENRES.  MANY OF HIS SONGS LEND THEMSELVES WELL TO OUR STYLE.  HE PLAYS STRONG RHYTHM, AND CREATIVE BREAKS TO ROUND OUT OUR SOUND.  
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