Guitar and Vocals
Paul (“Doc”) Bluestein picked up a guitar (a Sears Silvertone) for the first time when he was 16, starting more than fifty years of playIng, singing and writing songs. He had thoughts of becoming a musician and when he told his parents, they said “All we want is for you to be happy. You can be anything you want so long as it’s a doctor or a lawyer.” He eventually did become a doctor (no longer practicing) and a guitar player (still practicing) and played with friends and family over the years, moving through a variety of musical interests from folk, rock, jazz and blues.
Vocals, mandolin and fiddle
Dave played violin (reluctantly) as a child which became his gateway drug to fiddle and mandolin. You might think a fiddle and mandolin player would be influenced heavily by country music and bluegrass, and you would be right. But Dave went far beyond that, playing songs that ranged from icons like Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, to Creedence Clearwater, The Band, the Eagles and jazz standards. He was formerly a member of Tin Can Alley, Bobby and the Beer Cans, The Mill River Band and more recently, performed for ten years with his good friend and guitar player, Bob Carroll, until Bob passed in 2018.