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Steel Pennies, purveyors of rusty, zinc-coated music, is a five-piece bluegrass band featuring lead and harmony singing accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass.  We play a rousing mix of original and traditional bluegrass tunes, and we’re not above throwing in some old country and honky-tonk when the crowd gets rowdy!  The hard-driving, high-lonesome, sound of the Steel Pennies harkens back to the heyday of bluegrass music.

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The Steel Pennies are:

  • David Okay Patton, MC, banjo, lead and harmony vocals.  David originally hails from the bluegrass state of Kentucky, and has been performing in Colorado since 2000.  Prior to joining Steel Pennies, David played in Coal Creek Bluegrass Band.  In 2007, David was inducted into the Colorado Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor. Off stage, Dave enjoys tinkering with old radios and sipping old bourbon.
  • Kathy Foster-Patton, Upright bass. A western Kentucky native, Kathy has been writing about and playing bluegrass music for over seven years.  She founded the Steel Pennies in 2007. In addition to laying down a rock-solid rhythm, Kathy is an avid writer and gardener. She hopes to one day become a beekeeper.
  • Darrell Cox, Mandolin, lead and harmony vocals.  Darrell grew up in Kansas listening to old country music tunes.  As he grew to embrace bluegrass, he was influenced by the likes of Bill Monroe, John Moore, and Ricky Skaggs.  He and his wife grow all manner of livestock on their small farm outside of Denver.
  • Kathy Drazsnzak, Guitar, lead and harmony vocals.  Kathy grew up outside of Chicago, but it wasn’t until she moved to Colorado that she began to sing and play music.  She plays with many of the talented musicians who live in Lyons and also loves to bike in her spare time.
  • Kevin Slick,Guitar, lead and harmony vocals.  Since 1985 Kevin Slick has been recording and performing an amazing array of music.  His original tunes combine the best of traditional roots with contemporary creativity.  He says his life was forever changed when he went to see a Flatt and Scruggs show at the age of 8.

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