The Shirthouse Bluegrass Band was formed in December of 2006, at the request of the Windsor Hill Church in La Mesa, to perform at their Christmas Mass. The band formed out of the monthly Shirthouse Jam sessions held by Rich Craig.
Members of the band are Rich Craig on banjo, Peter Lauterbach on mandolin and guitar, Rob Lewallen on guitar, Conley Robinson on guitar and Len Claesson on bass.
The Shirthouse Band brings a newer style of Bluegrass music to the San Diego music scene by the Traditional banjo style of Rich. The Country and Western influence of Rob and Len’s Rock and Roll Bass style.
The Shirthouse Bluegrass Band specialize in playing many styles of music, Including Gospel, Folk, and Rock, with 3, 4 and 5 part harmonies while still maintaining that great Bluegrass sound.