Stephanie Rendon - Stephanie Rendon is an experienced, classically trained singer and performer who delivers pure charisma to all of her shows. She comes with years of experience including most recently the San Diego live music scene, where she performed music from various genres. She has been a part of several small and large scale bands, including the international group Lucky Devils. Her adaptability and trained vocals are the ingredients to her success on stage. Her favorite genres are blues, jazz, R & B, and anything with soul. Musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Nicole Henry and Haley Reinhart.
Don Vannucci - Horns/Vocals/Percussion: A long time native of Sonoma County in Northern California. Don Vannucci was part of the local music scene since the early 70's and has performed with various groups including the soul/funk band "Spontaneous Combustion," the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Santa Rosa La Sabre Drum and Bugle Corps, R&B group Rhythm and Vine, numerous Big Bands, and most recently as Lead trumpet in the pit band for the "Wizard of Oz" and "Once Upon a Mattress" at the Lincoln Theater in Napa. He was also a member of the reggae group "The Joseph Lion Band," formerly "Zion Lion." He was also a member of Sonoma County's Old School Memphis Soul/R&B band "Stax City." He is a huge fan of the bands of the 60's and 70's. "Almost every one of them had horn sections." His favorite group "Tower of Power" is still going strong.
Joe Ryan: Joe brings a great depth of experience to the band: from a hit record with the UK Band Angel to session work for the BBC ,Cube records, EMI records and others - moving to California where he had a minor Country Hit with the Hangtown Horsemen to later playing with Sage in the Silicon Valley where he recorded a successful CD with Sage and Tower of Power horns . Before moving to Idaho Joe worked on various projects covering Jazz in San Francisco, The Glyde Memorial Gospel Choir and a Tower of Power Tribute Band.
Bill "Carp" Carpenter - Bass/Vocals: Bill "Carp" Carpenter was raised in a musical family in the Midwest. He played for nearly 20 years in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area before moving to the Treasure Valley in the mid 90's.
Joseph Young: Award-winning composer Joseph L Young is a versatile and gifted multi-instrumentalist known for his mastery on saxophones and ethnic flutes from around the world. With six self-produced
albums to his credit, his music has topped many radio charts worldwide and has been hailed as
“beautifully relaxing” and “soulfully rejuvenating.” Some of his accolades include awards and
nominations from the Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Indian
Summer Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, Zone Music Reporter Awards, One World
Music Radio Awards, and International Acoustic Music Awards. Joseph is an instructor at
several flute schools throughout the year, and he performs regularly in his hometown of Boise,
Idaho, as well as at festivals and other events across the Country. His music can be found on
Spotify, Pandora, and all other streaming platforms. You can discover more about Joe and his
music at www.josephlyoung.com.
Greg George: Greg George joined his first rock band when he was 20. Since then he has been playing in all types of bands over the years. Original, Rock, Blues, Classic Rock Top 40 R&B, Funk Styles. Greg played with the successful Santa Barbara band “Wildflower” in the mid ‘90s. He has also played many solo piano gigs for the past 20 years. Greg played for a couple of years as the piano bar entertainer on the Carnival Valor. Greg has written many songs, you can hear some of his instrumental piano pieces on gregwgeorge.com
Ed Coughenour - Drums/Vocals: Ed grew up in Denver, Colorado playing in several popular bands including The Rotisseries and Leroy X and the X-Citations. Ed was also a session musician while working in the music industry. He relocated to Southern California and continued playing in a number of bands while working for drum manufacturer Dragon Drums. He also continued to work in the record business and began racing NASCAR stock cars. He later relocated to Sonoma County where he lived for many years. After a long hiatus, Ed returned to his passion of playing drums in 2017 with the 101 North Band before relocating to Idaho in 2020 and joining the Stef & The Groove.