Carbon River
North Pierce County, Washington
1991 - 1994


 Gregg “Uncle Bob” Easton Christenson ~ Mandolin, Vocals
“Ramblin” Ronnie Clark ~ Bass
Wes Davis ~ Mandolin, Vocals
Jake Faircloth ~ Guitar, Vocals
“Lonesome” Larry Horn ~ Guitar, Vocals
Dick Reis ~ Banjo, Vocals

The band started when Gregg and Jake met at a Bluegrass festival in Orting, WA. They started jamming at a few festivals with different people and decided to put a group together.  They had a banjo player lined up; Steve Taft, but he took another gig.  They put an ad in the local paper for a bass player. They got one response; Ron Clark. Ron signed on with the group and brought his friend Larry Horn to a rehearsal. Larry joined on too.  Enter Dick Reis. Dick came out of self imposed Bluegrass retirement.  He came to a rehearsal and signed on.

They played an edgy, gritty “Newgrass” kind of music.  They were a two guitar “Outlaw” Bluegrass band.  They played a lot and made a little.  They played clubs and festivals throughout the state of WA.  They made a lot of friends and lasting relationships.  They played a lot of good music and had too much fun.

Gregg and Larry moved on and Wes Davis joined the group as mandolin player and vocalist.
The group disbanded in ‘94.

Gregg Easton Christenson, January 2006

Some of the Pacific Northwest music groups represented  in members of this group include:  The Shaynes, Bristol Friends, Sleeper (75-76), Grassy Butte, Mad Mountain Dean, Sealeg, Country Express, Buffalo Band, Upcountry Band,  and many other Northwest bands.

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Last Update:  6 January 2006
Credits:  Gregg Easton Christenson
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