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Check our out DVD!! "Dancing with the Earth" is now on DVD, featuring 10 minutes of fresh Slug music video footage and our 20 year retrospective Slide show. Visit our products page to order!Support Slug Music! Order Slug merchandise online at our "products" page. Or, by phone 888-32-SLUGS (888-327-5847). We accept credit cards.
The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California. The Slugs are "Airy" Larry Graff, Doug "Dirt" Greenfield, "Solar" Steve Van Zandt and "Marine" Mark Nolan.
With vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo and percussion, Slug songs range from rockin' boogies to sensitive ballads; folk songs to reggae and rap. Music, theater, puppetry and audience participation create a fun-filled learning experience.
Have you seen the Slugs
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Environmental educators, interpreters and teachers: The Banana Slug String Band also develop curricula and provide trainings and workshops in your schools so you can learn how to do the Water Cycle Boogie and create a rainstorm right in your classroom.
The Banana Slug String Band bring the FUN-damentals of science and ecology to you with characters like Big Red, Zee Professor, Mr. Dirt and The Nature Man.
Ask your local venue or school to bring the Slugs to your community for a magical musical adventure!
So Come on! Their shows are filled with great music, humor and most of all FUN!!
The Banana Slug String
Band Mission Statement
Banana Slug String Band awards:
For "We All Live Downstream" CD
For "River Song" (Book and CD set)
For "Wings of Slumber"
For information regarding materials,
cassettes, videos, songbooks,
and curriculum please contact:
The Banana Slug String Band
P.O. Box 2262
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
(888) 32-SLUGS, (888) 327-5847 Phone and Fax
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With many thanks, the BSSB endorses:
Cruzy Arts & Entertainment: THE portal for promoting visual and performing artists in the Central Coast area and beyond by reaching out to worldwide exposure.
Live Earth Farm ,
The Santa Cruz Guitar Company
We use Blue Heron Softshell Cases for our guitars and
Dean Markley Strings upon them!
Doug "Dirt" proudly plays an
Ernie Ball Vintage Acoustic Bass.
We love and use Intellitouch Tuners at all Slug-Fests.
The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz
is a positive force, providing opportunities for homeless people to regain their self-esteem, economic self-reliance, and place in our community.
The Project and the training programs it offers are in dire need of your support. Visit their website
or call 831 426-3609 to find out how you may help.
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The Slugs use 100% recycled paper on business cards, printer paper & wherever possible in our CD packaging. We also use soy-based inks wherever possible. For shipping materials – we re-use boxes & padding materials and, when we’re out of reusables, we use packing “peanuts” that are compostable. It is sometimes a challenge to educate our suppliers and the Green alternatives sometimes cost a bit more but it’s well worth it for the Earth. We encourage all of our friends to do the same (if you don’t already).
The Slugs use Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottles, instead of plastic bottles. Eliminating plastic bottles from our culture's daily usage is one way we can all help shrink the ocean's trash gyre.
You can read more about the gyre at http://www.precaution.org/lib/08/prn_garbage_gyre.080319.htm