Possibly one of the
oldest, yet widely unheard bands in the Rocky Mountain area, Credibility
Gap was conceived during a pickin' party in early 1984. The band, from
its inception, has placed itself in proud (if somewhat irrelevant) opposition
to whatever the conventional wisdom of the time said bluegrass music ought
to be. It has always valued tradition, yet it has always treaded dangerously
close to defying the rules. Although its sound and original repertoire
are loved by fans of old-time bluegrass, they also smack strongly of the
obscure, the odd-ball, and the totally new.
Who Are these guys?
years (some would say decades), Credibility Gap practiced in Jeff's machine
shop rehearsal space. During the long years in "the shop," the
band has carefully crafted it's spare, smooth sound to a well-worked patina.
Each arrangement has been carefully machined, honed, and polished to the
closest of tolerances under the unrelenting eyes and ears of all the craftsmen/band
original and fresh (some would say obscure) nature of the band's material
is a perfect reflection of the eclectic interests and backgrounds of its
members. Credibility Gap continues the long tradition of bluegrass bands
who earn their livings doing something other than playing bluegrass music.
During the day, band members ply the trades of accountant, author, retiree, geographer,
businessman, consultant, writer, manager, physical therapist and pastor.
mandolin, sings lead and harmony
Hannum: plays dobro, sings lead and harmony
Bob Hickam: plays
guitar and sings lead and tenor
Kellie McGee: plays
fiddle, sings lead and harmony
Jeff Meyer: plays
bass and sings backup vocals
Dave Risendal: plays
banjo and guitar, sings lead and harmony
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