Bio

Sawtooth’s 3-part Harmonies can be heard at fairs, Folk Festivals near and far,  backyard fiestas, wedding dance parties, bar-room boogies, Municipal Parks and coffeehouses; from Newport Beach to Morro Bay, from Silverado Canyon all the way to San Luis Obispo, SAWTOOTH serves up a mean slice of Americana. Borne from a collision of the local Long Beach roots music scene and local Bluegrass Circles, bassist and producer Ray Echlin handpicked this motley crew of Long Beach troubadours after participating in both.

In addition to Echlin on the upright bass, those curating this unbroken circle are Prominent Singer/Songwriter  Sean Blake on guitar and vocals, Steve “Cuttin Heads” Hartnell on the mandolin, fiddle and vocals, Thee Theodore Smith on the banjo and dobro, Tonia “McMayhem” McMahon on drums and the angelic and prolific Nikki Coles on vocals.

With sounds from the heart of Texas to deepest Appalachia, and everywhere in between, SAWTOOTH’s 6-piece-strong live sets are peppered with nostalgic classics and strong original instant-classics that will keep you movin!