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Fist Full of Nickels

We are a four-piece band out of Tehachapi, CA. This is the sexiest Americana/Folk/Bluegrass alternative band in California. Fistful of Nickels comprises multiple instruments ranging from Upright Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Banjo, and the Dobro. You will see us at any brewery in Kern County to San Luis Obispo County performing all of our original songs and some of our favorite covers from our Idol's.


Most people know the band members from years of playing in and around the San Diego area. The band “Whitewater” was put together in 2019 as a four-piece band to entertain at “Whiskey Flat Days” celebrating the town of Kernville, located on the fast moving and rapids filled Kern River, thus inspiring the band’s name. Members include, John Harris on guitar, Banjo and vocals. Dan Sankey on Mandolin, fiddle and backing up on vocals. Jim Blakemore on guitar & Mandolin while also adding to the vocals. John Bruce rounds out the sound on the upright bass. We are looking forward to once again be up in Kernville on the upcoming Presidents’ Day weekend to celebrate with the town.

Angels Roost

Angels Roost is a Southern Rock and Outlaw Country Band with a modern twist. You can just call it KERN RIVER COUNTRY. Moonshiner, picker and founder Bronson Slaughter started the band in 2017. In 2020, singer-songwriter and former commercial studio owner Valerie Stone joined the group. Together they’ve been touring Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada and recently started writing and recording their own original music. Every song is a true story: Car wrecks, gunshots, adventures, misadventures and even a love song or two.

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