Rothman, Sandy


  • From Berkeley, California (born in Oakland).
  • A banjo, guitar and Dobro™ player who was a close friend of the late Jerry Garcia (of Grateful Dead fame) and has performed in Garcia’s acoustic band. He also produced Jerry’s album “Almost Acoustic.”
  • 1964, worked briefly with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, playing banjo.
  • Early 1970’s, played banjo for Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys.
  • Has also worked with Clarence White, Don Stover, Red Allen, Larry Sparks, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Country Joe McDonald.
  • 1991, recorded an album of Bluegrass Guitar Duets (Sierra) with Steve Pottier, a long-time Bay-area guitarist who at the time was playing bass with High Country.
  • 1993, released The Old Road to Home album (Tone Bar).