The Wakerobins hail from Santa Cruz, California. We play traditional Old Time and Bluegrass songs and tunes, as well as original and contemporary Americana-style music.
The duo was born when S.T. invited Becky to join a four piece bluegrass and old-time band he helped found, also from Santa Cruz. The band, called Moonshine Jubilee, became a five piece, and soon S.T. and Becky sprouted The Wakerobins as a side project, to indulge in jamming on and perfecting songs they loved to play, but that were meant for a duo instead of a larger band.
You can watch us here on Youtube.
We play shows frequently in the local Santa Cruz Area and the greater Bay Area, often at Farmer’s Markets and smaller venues. Check out our ‘Upcoming Shows‘ page, and ‘Like Us’ on Facebook to hear about when we’ll be performing next!
Lastly, The name ‘The Wakerobins’ was chosen because of two things: Firstly, Becky (who is a botanist) has an obsession with plants, especially of the native California variety (A Wakerobin is a redwood forest plant. Its scientific name is Trifolium sp.). Secondly, Dirk Powell’s lovely, though short, rendition of the fiddle tune ‘Wake Robin’ has a beautiful old-time sound we love. The name was pretty good too.
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