Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band
Roseburg, Oregon
2010 - Present


Liz Crain ~ Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Gene Hodson ~ Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Ross ~ Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Jon Mac Parker ~ Banjo
Francis Stevenson ~ Guitar, Vocals


Scott McAdoo ~ Banjo, Vocals

For bookings or information, pleases contact Joe Ross at 541-673-9759 or rossjoe (at)

Watch them on YouTube

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band -"Battle of New Orleans"

"Scarlet Purple Robe"

"Grandfather's Clock"

Performing at the Eagleview Bluegrass Festival

Performing at the Siskiyou Bluegrass Festival

Y'All Come

In a "Music of the Pioneers" show, the band perpetuates American traditional musical heritage, demonstrates pioneer instruments, presents journal/diary readings related to pioneer music, and entertains all ages.

Performing the closing show at the summer Music Off Central concert series in Sutherlin, OR.

Fiddler Liz Crain's instrument isn't on fire; it's probably just a little rosin a-flying.

Mandolinist Joe Ross at Crater lake,  keeps the band's interactive bluegrass show moving at a fast clip.

 Banjo-player Jon Mac Parker has found a new use for bubble wrap.

Bassist Gene Hodson keeps time with his pocket watch.  Remember when old-timers did that?

Guitarist Francis Stephenson sings in the old-time, rustic mountain way with his beautiful tenor voice.

Traditional Bluegrass and Classic Country

At Chaarley's - December 2011
Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members of this group include: High Mountain Ramblers, Celtic Tradition, Lombardo 'n The Guyz, Joe Ross and Friends, HotQua String Band,  Irish Creme, Zephyr, Alamojo, Cold Thunder Bluegrass Band, Keynotes Polka Band and many other NW bands.

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Last Update:  19 April 2014
Credits:  Joe Ross
Band # 2975