High Desert Rangers
David Thom, mandolin
Ben Perea, banjo
Zeke Severson, upright bass
Jon Graboff, guitar
Meet the Band
Jon’s first professional gig was playing in a bluegrass band and after many twists and turns, playing on a variety of instruments with a variety of performers like Iris Dement, Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams and Cyndi Lauper, he’s making a full circle to some early roots.
Ben Perea, 5-time New Mexico state banjo champion (until he was told he had to start being a judge!), is a musician extraordinaire. Whether he’s playing banjo or guitar, Ben never misses a beat (and rarely a note!). He started playing banjo at 16 and joined the band before he was old enough to be in establishments requiring IDs at the front entrance.
Zeke has been in New Mexico for 30+ years, and is a member of the band South by Southwest, which has been in existence since before it was a festival!