DANNY CARON: Electric guitar
Danny is one of the finest guitarists on the blues/roots music circuit–a master of all roots music styles, whose inspired improvisation and fiery soloing make him an excellent foil for Rigney. Prior to joining Flambeau, Danny was the guitarist and musical director for the legendary bluesman, Charles Brown. He toured the world with Charles for twelve years until Charles’ death in 1999. Danny originally cut his teeth on the “crawfish circuit” down south playing with singer-pianist Marcia Ball, Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band with whom he recorded the Grammy Award-winning album, I’m Here in 1980. A Bay Area go-to session guitarist too, he has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur, and many more. Find out more about him at www.dannycaron.com.
CAROLINE DAHL: Piano
Caroline has been with Flambeau since 2001. She brings the Boogie Woogie and New Orleans-style piano playing to the band, in addition to burning up the more traditional Cajun and zydeco tunes. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she “displays an impressive command of boogie woogie, blues, rhythm & blues, ragtime, country swing and rock & roll piano styles.” –Keyboard Magazine). And SF Weekly notes ” If genre purists have a distaste for Dahl’s fusions, so much the better. After all, boogie woogie has been about causing trouble since the beginning.” Find out more about her at www.carolinedahl.com.
STEVE PARKS: Electric bass
Steve is the other half of Flambeau’s great rhythm section. He is the ideal bassist for roots music, with a deep and unerring groove, a big tone, and a dedication to playing the bass line . Originally from New Orleans, he has worked with numerous blues and R & B artists around the San Francisco scene for over twenty years.
BRENT RAMPONE: Drums
Brent is the newest member of Flambeau, having joined the band in 2006. He is a powerhouse drummer who plays with clarity, precision, and fire. His grooves have an infectious, upbeat quality that is a powerful part of Flambeau’s rhythmic signature. In a career spanning more than two decades Brent has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide range of roots, rock, and country artists, including Maria Muldaur, Billy C. Farlow, and many others.