by bcole

Cast Iron CollaborationThese four wandering minstrels have come together as a four piece band who love to créate foot-stomping jams and heart-tugging melodies. Reese Hodges (lead guitar/banjo/vocals) and Alex Land (fiddle/vocals/guitar), originally formed a bluegrass band called Finger Folk in Santa Barbara. After a successful run of shows and critical acclaim in the área, the couple met up with Trent Hodges (cello/guitar/vocals) in Mexico to travel, surf, and play music. It was here that Chapulines Picantes (Spicy Grasshoppers) was chosen as the name of the band named after a local Oaxacan delicacy. The trio then moved to Monterey where Reese and Trent began their graduate degrees at the Monterey Institute and Alex continued her studies at Monterey Peninsula College. On a chance day out in the surf, the crucial missing piece of the band was found, Justin Wright (percussion/vocals). With his natural musical prowess and rhythmic walk of life, Justin cemented the foot-stomping magic of the band. Playing upon their love for ancient cookware and homesteading, the Chapulines Picantes became Cast Iron Collaboration.

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