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COUNTRY COOKING

  • From Ithaca, New York.
  • Formed in 1970, one of the first bands to push bluegrass to its limits, mixing jazz and rock stylings with traditional bluegrass.
  • Featured several instrumental virtuosos: Tony Trischka (banjo), Peter Wernick (guitar and banjo), Russ Barenberg (guitar), Andy Statman (mandolin), and Kenny Kosek (fiddle).
  • 1971, recorded first album “14 Bluegrass Instrumentals.”
  • 1972, recorded second album “Barrel of Fun.”
  • 1975, recorded third album “Country Cooking with the Fiction Brothers” (Alan Senauke and Howie Tarnower). By this time, Pete Wernick and his wife Nondi (Joan) were the only remaining original members of the  band.
  • Broke up in 1976 when the Wernick’s moved to Colorado. Pete later formed the band Hot Rize.
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