the americana cats

The Americana Cats is an acoustic band of ten musicians that emerged from an informal music circle started in 2013 by Ted Rhodes outside the Lucky Llama Coffee House in Carpinteria, California. Originally inspired by numerous late night music circles encountered at the Live Oak and Strawberry music festivals,  members of our band still gather most Friday afternoons outside the Llama for a late afternoon music circle, when we don’t have a gig elsewhere. We play a wide range of Americana cover and original songs ranging from Gillian Welsh and Dylan to Sam Cooke and Hank Williams, venturing occasionally into reggae or a little Django swing with a dash of Louisiana hot sauce. We play the music we like, and we like the music we play