"jokester bluegrass"
                  SF Chronicle

"I was thoroughly offended and I loved every minute of it." - Cari Lee of Cari Lee and the Saddleites
"Then there are The Bastard Brothers, another bunch of bluegrass shrine desecrators" - Hicks With Sticks


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Born of the same mother and different fathers, The Bastard Brothers play music with roots as diverse as their bloodlines. Bastardizing all forms of music equally they use three part harmonies, fast pickin' and a wicked sense of humor to play a variety of songs from many different genres with a bluegrass/country twang. You are likely to hear songs by Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, AC/DC, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Talking Heads as well as originals, old-time music and some cuban tunes; all without loosing the foot stompin' vibe that bluegrass fans crave.

The Bastard Brothers are:

Peter D'Elia
- Resonator Guitar, Banjo & Vocals
Peter has composed music for and performs with Bay Area dance troupes such as The Kook Troupe and Rapt. He is a guitarist with the improvisational electronica band Whirr and has released a solo album, Radio Noise. He is curently living in Berlin and playing with the progenitors of "Kitsch-Pop," The Beez.

Amos Glick - Mandolin & Vocals
Amos has been on the Bay Area music scene since the early ninties when he played guitar in the folk-rock party band A Rare Thing. Mostly an actor, he is a collective member of the SF Mime Troupe and co-created The Dick 'n Dubya Show: A Republican Outreach Cabaret wherein he plays Dubya. He has also performed with vocal improv group Tonal Chaos, BATS Improv and with the masters of long-form improv, True Fiction Magazine. He also plays guitars and mandolin with Charity Kahn's JAMband, a children's music folk-rock band. He left the Bay Area in 2007 to perform as a clown in Le Rêve at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. He now resides in the LA area pursuing acting, improvisation and film making.

Ted Silverman- Bass & Vocals
Photographer, Journalist, Husband, Father, Web Designer, Guitarist, Mandolinist, Rocker, Folky, Bluesman, Bluegrasster, Jazzmeister... Is there anything this bastard doesn't do? He also plays with Belle Monroe and Her Brew Grass Boys, The Lid Flippers with Jared Karol and with chlidren's performer Gayle Schmidt. Find out all things Ted at www.worldwideted.com.

Victor Toman - Guitar & Vocals
Primarily an actor and teacher with the SF Mime Troupe, Victor has walked and danced the boards with Mixed Blood Theater, Caravan Stage, The Dance Brigade among others. Victor also spends time at home spanking his cat. Currently he is teaching theater in the Bay Area.