Bluegrass Etc.


  • Formed in San Diego, California in 1980
  • A trio featuring John Moore (guitar, mandolin) and Dennis Caplinger (banjo, fiddle). Other members of the trio has included John’s sister Julie Moore (guitar), Jim Green (bass), Steve Spurgin (bass/guitar), Larry Park (bass/guitar), Curtis Jones (guitar) and Bill Bryson (bass).
  • John Moore also played mandolin with the group California. He gave Chris Thile and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) music lessons.
  • Caplinger is a studio musician and record producer in San Diego. He has played in bands with Richard Greene, Byron Berline, Jann Browne, Tim Flannery, others. He also produces many of the CMH “Pickin On” series of albums.
  • 1982, released first album “Tree Ripe and Ready to Pick” (no label).
  • 1995, released self-titled Bluegrass Etc. album (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.