- Formed in San Diego, California in 1980
- A trio featuring John Moore (guitar, mandolin) and Dennis Caplinger (banjo, fiddle).
- John Moore also played mandolin with California. He gave Chris Thile and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) music lessons.
- Caplinger is a studio musician and record producer in San Diego. Has also worked with Richard Greene, Byron Berline, Jann Browne, Tim Flannery, others. He also produces many of the CMH “Pickin On” series of albums.
- The third member of the trio (playing bass) has included John’s sister Julie Moore, Jim Green, Steve Spurgin, Larry Park, Curtis Jones and Bill Bryson.
- 1995, released first album Bluegrass Etc. (Tricopolis).
- 1996, released Travelin’ Band album (Tricopolis).
- 1999, released Home Is Where the Heart Is album (Tricopolis).
- 2001, appeared on a Cingular Wireless TV commercial that was aired nationally.