Susan Elliott (Lead singer, Banjo Player, Songwriter)
Susan Elliott started playing guitar when the notion struck her and that notion morphed into a variety of projects. Her current hat includes songwriting and exploring different genres of music. Susan is a singer/songwriter with a whimsical sense of humor and decidedly wicked muse who refuses to be silenced. She has recently released her first CD, an eclectic mix of jazz and Americana.
Scott Dean (Guitar)
Scott Dean is guitar man extraordinaire and he has previously played with Dovie McCoy inDovie's Country Gospel and with Mike Liles and the Blue Ridge Ramblers.
JT Martin (Vocals and Mandolin)
JT Martin grew up in Norman Okalahoma, the Grandson of a Pentecostal Minister; true to the gospel traditions of the south. JT and Garth Brooks were choir mates and Trish sends JT a Christmas card every year thanking him for setting Garth on the path of his true calling.
Steve Paul (Bass)
Steve Paul is a Seattle Native and comes to us with a lifetime involvement in music, which has become increasingly focused on acoustical roots music as he has aged. He’s our bass player, although you may see him pick up a guitar now and then. He loves being able to share music with friends and family.
Richard Askew (Dobro)
Richard Askew is considered one of the area's better dobro players in his price range. Originally from Santa Barbara, he developed his love of bluegrass on family visits to see his uncle, Homer Scrogins, in Glory Holler West Virginia - a town so rustic and remote that even the Unitarians open carry, vote Republican and use snakes in their church services. Richard formerly played dobro with Sawdust Creek.
He is also the band jester.
The Ballard Alps take their name from the location of their rehearsal studio which sits above Ballard in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.
An acoustic duo, sometimes trio, of musicians honoring their love of music that is influenced by folk, pop, country, rock and traditional.
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