My musical journey has progressed through Folk, Rock & Roll, Country, Irish and Bluegrass genre and afforded me the pleasure of performing with some fine musicians in many venues in the St. Louis/Illinois region over the years. ITCMA (Illinois Country Music Association) awards received include gospel singing and Bluegrass band of the year in 2002 (Rosa String Works Band). As part of the Blue Generation band we opened for country artist Collin Raye. Whether as a solo performer or a founding member of Fox Creek, there is no bigger thrill than entertaining an audience.
Joe Rapisardo plays mandolin, harmonica and some fiddle. He started his own bluegrass band, Countryside Grass in 1983 and played a four-state region for the next eight years. After that, he played 14 years with Bill Jones and the Bluegrass Travelers. Since then, his musical tastes have broadened to other styles of music including Gypsy jazz and old country.
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Tracey Rapisardo came late to performing music, but she is making up for it now. She learned to play the bass and began singing for audiences in about 2008. She loves a wide variety of music including folk, bluegrass, jazz, and old country and she really has a real heart for the blues. "Music is like ice cream,” she said. “It comes in all kinds of flavors, and I love them all.”
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Dan learned banjo while in high school from his schoolmate, the legendary John Hartford. He has played on Gaslight Square and in bands in St. Louis, Cuba/Rolla, MO and while living in middle Tennessee. His banjo style is primarily traditional bluegrass with some melodies thrown in. A few years ago he also learned fiddle which the group uses on some numbers. He is grateful for all the music he has played with different groups over the years!