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Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
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Jean Butterfield: Talented Singer/Songwriter/Musician
Eric Burman, Director of Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival & Formerly President of Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS) 2012
This year's honorees are Eric and Barbara Burman!
Here are brief biographies for Eric
and Barb, courtesy of Suzanne Suwanda.
Eric Burman >>
Eric Burman was born in San Francisco in 1951, and raised in the Santa Clara Valley, in San Jose near Los Gatos and Saratoga.
went to most of the community colleges in the Valley after getting out of the Navy, where he
trade; emergency medicine.
He was a medical corpsman in the Navy and a medic for the Marines.
later got his
RN at Monterey Peninsula College
and has been working in emergency/cardiac/surgical care for 30 years.
now lives on a mountain top ranch in Bonny Dune after having lived in Santa Cruz for the previous 15 years.
In Santa Cruz he
other love besides music fossil hunting.
looks for 5 million year old whalebone skulls and shark teeth from the same time period.
lived across the street from the ocean for ten years, so he
And eventually he
found a new genus and species of walrus from 5 million years ago.
turned it over to a museum and got the glory after they worked on the skull he
also enjoys just going to a festival and lying around too, like he
does at Strawberry.
The Brookdale Festival, which Eric
produces, take place twice a year, and this December will be its sixth year (it also takes place in March).
Last year Eric put on two benefit concerts for people in need Greg Davis, who passed away last October, and the "Surf Dawg" Steven Davies, a popular KPIG morning surf and weather reporter, who died this year of cancer.
has put on other benefit concerts at Brookdale as well, including one for Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, and one to raise money for the Good Old Fashioned Festival.
has learned that "friendship and family are the most important things on this earth.
Music can raise the level of consciousness to a level above personal differences.
And that's why he
loves bluegrass so much.
"When we all come together to make music we go to a special place above our problems and concerns; it's a place of freedom and acceptance," he
Northern California Bluegrass Society -
Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale), Eric Burman
(Bonny Doon), Elicia Burton (Boulder Creek), Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale), Mike Fisher (Boulder Creek), Penny Godlis (Santa Cruz), Michael Hall (Redwood City), & Mike Russell (San Mateo) were re-elected.
Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell.
Northern California Bluegrass Society - About NCBS
President - Eric Burman
Northern California Bluegrass Society - Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
Talk to (Festival Director Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com or any member of the GOF Committee to find out more information.