David is a Deering Banjo Company clinician and has taught workshops at Chicago's Old Town School of folk music. He has played with Dr. John, Natalie Merchant, Donald Harrison, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Seeger, and with band members of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, Fats Domino, The Allman Brothers, Merle Travis, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and many other well known and lesser known entertainers. He has also composed, produced, and placed music in many commercials, films, and television programs.
Detroit Brooks, famed session and touring guitarist of the New Orleans music scene, has the most recognizable face in the city. An evening of his musical prowess, music critics, affection ados, or novices are testiment of his smooth yet infectious stroke based in solid fundamentals. Often admired by guitarists world-wide, Brooks’ laid-back demeanor masks one of the most heralded and sought-after performer, songwriter, and session men of our time
Marek Sapieyevski is a New York City based actor/singer/musician specializing in new theatre works, performance art and sketch comedy. His broad range of musical instruments (including piano, harmonica, guitar, percussion, and his Deering 5-string and plectrum banjos) are often incorporated into character work that has earned him critical acclaim in the press and awards in festivals such as San Francisco Fringe, Vignettes for the Apocalypse, and Planet Connections Festivity. As a musician, he has performed with various groups at festivals across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and on National Public Radio
Seva is active in the New Orleans music scene and can be found performing on banjo and/or guitar with Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana Shakers, Treme Brass Band, Greg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds, Dr. Michael White, Tommy Sancton, Clive Wilson and Lars Edegran as well as leading his own band the Storyville Stringband. He has played in numerous festivals and concerts in New Orleans and abroad and toured in Europe. In addition to performing Seva also composes music and teaches music and music integration in the New Orleans public schools. Since Katrina he's had 100's of public school students many of whom have performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.