This Just In! is a four piece bluegrass band with emphasis on three and four piece vocal harmonies. This is a group that is growing in stature and reputation in the Southern California area. They do a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles. Members are Bob Fitch, guitar, Dave Richardson, banjo, Paula Lane, resophonic guitar and Pete Lorentz, upright bass. They’re scheduled to be on stage at Summergrass Saturday, August 20
Bob Fitch, guitar and lead vocalist, was born in New York State and music has been In his life from the very beginning. He has been playing guitar since the age of eight. A few years later, he formed a band and was playing at all the major resort hotels in the Catskill Mountains. While living in the mountains of Colorado, he became interested in bluegrass music. Bob owns his own business teaching children safety awareness and self defense.
Dave Richardson, 5-string banjo, vocals, was born in Jefferson Co., in Appalachian Ohio, where he spent many evenings backstage at at the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia. Upon graduation from college, he moved to Hawaii, where he became a permanent member of the Don Ho show. He has recorded with Glenn Campbell, Jimmy Martin, Chris Hillman, Herb Peterson, Kenny Rogers & Mel Tillis. By day, he lives in San Gabriel and works in Burbank at Bosch Communications Systems.
Paula Lane, resophonic guitar and vocals, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. She became interested in bluegrass music after moving to Southern California in 1978. She bought her first “Dobro” as a Christmas present in 1984 and decided this was the instrument she was meant to play. She has played in several California bands. Paula is also an accomplished wildlife photographer who often posts her photos on her Facebook site. Become her Facebook “friend” and see these great pictures, particularly of birds.
Pete Lorentz, upright bass and vocals, was born in California and raised in rural Missouri. The son of a professional musician, he was exposed to many different kinds of music. He has been playing bass for nearly 45 years with numerous bands. He is retired from a 31 year career an X-Ray Service Engineer.