Six Strings Down started during an open jam at Lucille’s in 2003. Guitarists Kenny Stanfield and Dan Beasley had met one year earlier and were looking for a bassist and drummer to form a band. It was there that they met Monte Fuller and Tim McDonald.
Dan picked up the guitar at age 48. He credits Dick Buchholz and John Redell as his teacher and mentor. Kenny started playing at age 10. He was drawn to R&B and jazz until Dan turned him onto Blues. They credit Santana, Benson, Buddy Guy and SRV among their influences.
Monte began to play guitar and credits his father as his first teacher. His father’s career took him all over the United States and 5 years in England. Monte was influenced by Eric Clapton and other British artists of that era. He became a bassist in 1998.
Tim started playing the drums at age 47. He was influenced by Santana and developed into a blues/rock drummer in 15 years of attending open jams.
Greg Brown joined the band in March and will make his first appearance at the Blues Challenge. He picked up the harmonica six years ago and studied under Patrick McMahon."