FRONT COUNTRY + Dave Holodiloff

Front Country

Dave Holodiloff

Ages 21+
Moe's Alley presents a night of Bluegrass & American Roots with FRONT COUNTRY. Come early and catch mandolin virtuoso Dave Holodiloff!


An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.


Dave Holodiloff is a musician and band leader exploring the acoustic frontiers of the mandolin on the stages of Northern California and beyond. Heralded as “the hardest working musician in Monterey” by the Monterey County Weekly, Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist. His dynamic musical repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Bluegrass Traditionals, Sultry Sambas, Celtic Classics, Gypsy Swing, Latin Rhythms, and much more. An experienced percussionist, vocalist, and guitar player in addition to his skills on the mandolin, Dave is available as a studio musician, sideman or accompanist on select freelance projects. Whether you are searching for a high energy dance band or a relaxing combo for an intimate wedding ceremony in the forest, Dave Holodiloff will help you craft the perfect sound for any occasion.

Venue Information:
Moe's Alley
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065