Originally inspired by bands like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Byrds, Paul Honeycutt got a cheap electric guitar and a Bob Dylan songbook at a young age and began to figure out chords and strumming patterns. Over the years he’s played everything from Louisiana music, country rock, reggae, jam band and Celtic music along with good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Settling in Colorado he has played with Lalla Rookh, The Swamp Things, Tuatha, The 4:20 Special String Band and now The Colorado Green Band.
Growing up in a musical household (his father is a jazz pianist and his mother a music educator) Tom Surace took up bass after a bout with drums. He’s played everything from country club jazz to heavy metal. He first met Paul playing in a band called “The Bass Brothers” and after living in Boston and Marin County, California he returned to Colorado. As luck would have it, he rejoined Paul in the 4:20 Special String Band and now in The Colorado Green Band.
Paul and Tom discovered drummer Deb Bryant in a You Tube video linked from a Craigslist ad. After an audition they knew they’d found their drummer. Deb grew up in New York and learned to play the drums sneaking time on her cousin’s kit. After raising a family, she got inspired to play again. She's played rockabilly, blues and most styles of rock.
The newest member of the band is pedal steel guitarist Phil Broste. A recent transplant from Southern California, Phil's influences include Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and Richard Thompson. While most people associate the pedal steel with country music, Phil's roots run deep and his playing takes the instrument to some unexpected places.
Together they play diverse good time music with a groove delighting audiences around Northern Colorado for over five years.