(l-r) Steve Johnson ("cowpie slinger" and lead guitarist), Steve Ide ("yodelator" and rhythm guitarist), and Leslie Ide ("band grammarian" and upright bassist).
- Old West Trio -
Three voices. Two guitars. One bass. It's a simple recipe that blends richness into Old West Trio's songs of the American Cowboy in a way that is unrivaled by any other west-coast group performing today.
Performing throughout the American west for over twenty years, Old West Trio's influence on the "modern" old west music scene is undeniable. They co-founded Scofield's Cowboy Campfire, the only chuck wagon event of its kind in California, and were the 2011 recipients of the Will Rogers award for Best Western Duo/Group of the Year. The trio has performed with Sourdough Slim, Dave Stamey, Baxter Black, and many other notable entertainers. They currently serve as the house band for the popular Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment each fall, following in the footsteps of the Sons of the Pioneers, Reinsmen, and Chapparals.