The Mother Corn Shuckers
Who Are The Mother Corn Shuckers?
The Mother Corn Shuckers are a 7 piece Americana, Bluegrass, Country Jam Band located on the Central Coast. They have been entertaining audiences throughout California since 2010 with their refreshing upbeat original music they call “BeerGrass”. Their music will get you on your feet dancing and smiling no matter what age you are. Take a listen and enjoy.
The Current Lineup:
Che Miller - Lead Singer/Songwriter, Guitar
Jeff Pienack - Guitar, Harmonica, vocals
Lillian Dennis - Fiddle
Mark Travis - Mandolin
Colleen Gnos - Upright Bass
Kurt Micheals - Drums, vocals
Barry Johnson - Percussion, vocals
Wayne Gamble- Peddle Steel / Telecaster/ vocals 2022
Curt Miller - Drums, Percussion, vocals 2015-2020
Mark Hughes - Banjo 2010-2018 on first three albums
Chris Dennis - Slide Guitar 2011-2018 on first three albums
Greg Steers - Upright Bass 2015-2018 on "California Grown" album
Alan Vogan - Upright Bass 2010-2014 on first two albums & Lead Vocals on second album
Cody St.James - Lead vocals 2013-2014 on "Beergrass" album.
Shawn Cannon - Lead Vocals 2010-2012 on "The Mother Corn Shuckers" self titled first album
But if you want the history of the band here it is.
Corn Shucker Planting:
The Mother Corn Shuckers were grown on the Central Coast of California in 2009. They sprouted out as a music jam around a smoky fire pit on wednesday nights. Various people would come by for a little music playing and drinkin’ to get through the rest of the work week. When asked to play their first gig The Mother Corn Shuckers began to grow as a 4-5 piece band.
Corn Shucker Growing
Original Members Che Miller, Shawn Cannon began writing originals with Mark Hughes, and Jeff Pienack accompanying them. They added Alan Vogan, Kurt Michels, Lillian & Chris Dennis. They Made their 1st self titled cd in 2011.They continued shuckin’ around playing regular gigs. Shawn Cannon left the band for other adventures in music. In 2013 they joined with Cody st James for one CD titled “Beergrass”. In 2014 Cody St James & Alan Vogan both left to pursue their own musical careers.
Corn Shucker Growing Continued:
In 2015 after adding new members Greg Steers on bass, Mark Travis on Mandolin and Curt Miller on Percussion and Drums. The Mother Corn Shuckers put out a new album titled "California Grown" filled with songs about Loving, Dancing, Drinking and Life…. Take a listen and imbibe in 100% Beergrass music.
Corn Shucker Evolution:
The year is 2018 the band has never stopped playing just evolving. With a few more band members leaving Mark Hughes, Chris Dennis & Greg Steers. Some going off to do other projects while some just want more family time. Joining the band playing upright bass is Colleen Gnos, she has given the band new thumping bass lines and a little more female presence. The band is currently playing a few select shows around the central coast while recording their fourth album. Due to be released in the Summer of 2020 for their 10th anniversary.So keep your ears open for a new album coming soon. See you at the next Show!!