As mountain residents with ties to Crestline and Lake Arrowhead, we are so thankful for our community and the amazing businesses and events that make us a true treasure of Southern California. Each summer our full band joins the festivities for the Crestline Lake Gregory beach concerts as well as the small town Cork & Hops (formerly wine walk) events each month in Crestline. It is the highlight of our year and we hope you will be able to join us for these events.
We were so glad to be back at Papagayos Cantina and the Lakefront Taproom in Lake Arrowhead Village . Papagayos is a landmark restaurant and location in Lake Arrowhead and it is such a pleasure to play lakeside, while the Taproom has an equally magnificent view and crowd . We cannot express our thanks enough to the owners, staff, and patrons at these two venues.
We also so thankful for our full band with Alexander deHart on lead guitar, Mike Cravens on drums , and Crestline's own "Dr" John Bueler on keyboards. All of the new additions have brought so much to our live performances and we are so grateful for the participation of new friends on stage! Our prayers continue to go out to Mike Tuten and his wife Shannon Young, our forever band mates, as Mike fights the battle of his & for his life. We hope to have our friends and bandmates back again - and more so, to see Mike in full recovery and remission.
To everyone who has encouraged these two teachers and our band mates, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We consider it a privilege to work with the fine businesses and owners, their employees and patrons.
To all of the businesses and private parties who have invited us to bring our music to you, THANK YOU. In particular we are so appreciative to the Hard Rock, the Lakefront Taproom, the Tudor House, Shields Cafe and Garden (!! - our winter home for gigs), The Living Desert (Rancho Mirage), The Lake Arrowhead Resort, Tio's Grille & Cantina (Fontana) and SkyPark, Santa's Village, Crestline Chamber of Commerce, Lake Gregory Park & Rec., Inspired Vibe Events, and Indian Wells Country Club, Crestline Rotary, Mountain Hospital, etc.
Happy New Year 2020 and thanks for a great 2019,
Allison & Scott de Hart
Some of the faces you might recognize in LBVB full band
Mike Tuten & Shannon Young
Mike Tuten & Shannon Young have appeared with LBVB over the last two years during full band events. Mike (drums) & Shannon (vocals) are Floridian artists as well as the owner/operators of Fine Art for Life Tattoo studio and Rock of Ages Ink.
Mike Defusco is the son of a highly regarded Jazz guitarist (Louis Defusco) and stand up Jazz Bassist (Estelle Defusco). Mike and Scott began performing together in 1976 when they formed their first band. Mike is a full time video engineer specialist in the movie industry, post production.
Paul Castellano holds down the rhythm for the full band on bass guitar. Paul, a former Marine, theologian & professor, along with his wife Benita, began as the band Godparents supporting us at each step. Paul's solid rhythm and Sicilian sense of humor became a natural fit for LBVB.
Alexander DeHart has joined Little Bear Valley Blues for summer gigs since 2018 and is a Tulsa native. His leads are electrifying and it is a true pleasure to have him as a guest lead guitarist.
Mike is an accomplished drummer and keyboardist who has worked in live and studio settings for decades; we are thrilled to have Mike joining LBVB.