Hamilton Beech formed right before things shut down for the pandemic, so we had many months to polish our arrangements, and distance ourselves from one another.
The name derives from the blending and mixing of our genre choices, some of them becoming smoothies in the process.
Clearly hokey, but we’re all all DBA members! That’s Lou Courtney on banjo, Doug Bowers on guitar, Suzette Sommerer on fiddle, and Arlene Tomlinson on bass.
We knew no one would hire such a group, so we established our own venue to ensure we would always have a gig! Thus WoodSongs Coffeehouse Tucson was born, now entering its second season of acoustic concerts in the 17th Street Music Club site downtown. Blending the Beach Boys with Bluegrass, we hope audiences will leave our shows humming a new tune they’d forgotten.