Stecher, Jody


  • A husband-wife duo from the San Francisco area.
  • Stecher plays mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo and other instruments. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but moved to San Francisco in 1960 to study Indian music.
  • Jody and Kate met at the 1974 World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington. Kate was performing with a band called the Arkansas Shieks and Jody was with a group called “Houseboat Music.”
  • 1985, began singing and performing together which also led to their marriage.
  • Kate performed in late 70’s with a female band in San Francisco called The Any Old Time String Band. Early 80’s, with a group called Blue Flame. She has also worked with Laurie Lewis.
  • 1989, released A Song That Will Linger album (Rounder).
  • 1991, released Blue Lightning album (Rounder).
  • 1993, released Our Town album (Rounder).
  • 1998, released Heart Songs: The Old Time Country Songs of Utah Phillips (Rounder).
  • 1999, released Oh Wind & Rain album (Appleseed).
  • 2000, released Going Up on the Mountain album (Acoustic Disk)
  • 2000, Stecher joined Chris Brashear and the Perfect Strangers. He and Kate continue to perform together.
  • 2000, released Songs of the Carter Family album (Appleseed).
  • 2007, Stecher joined Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band.
  • 2012, released Wonders & Signs album (Vegitiboy).