The New Improved Cascade Canyon Band: playing rock, pop, country and of course the blues
R. Moon e, guitar, vocals, harmonica and percussion.
I was the lead guitarist and vocalist with the New Improved Jook Savages. We were a 60’s band played many of the Acid Tests with the Grateful Dead. The Mothers of Invention were fans and friends.
We played the Fillmore and other venues with the Airplane, Quicksilver, The Charlatans etc. back then. I am also the writer and producer of The New Improved Night Nurses. I have recorded and produced albums for Liko Martin, Eugene Lesser and David Morton.
On drums we have Bill ‘the duck’ Bowen, original drummer with the Sons of Champlin. We’ve worked together for 40 years. Along with Bob Keast on bass, who plays with a number of local bands as well.
At present on vocals and lead guitar, TNICCB features Jimi James, an exceptional guitarist and singer as well as song writer. Jimi plays many venues around the bay. We performed at the Sausalito Blues Festival, where Jimi headlined one of the Friday night concerts. He has played with John Lee Hooker and many bands around the Bay Area.
We recently added a horn section with Kyle Somers on sax and Luke Weidner on trumpet. Young brilliant and charming, they bring a whole new direction to the Cascade Canyon Band.