The Banana Slug String Band has been playing music for kids for over 30 years. they have played in 40 states, and 5 Countries, for almost 2 Million people. They have released 11 award winning CDs. Their music is used in school curriculums and classes around the world. They have played noted music festivals such as, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and their home festival, Strawberry Music Festival, which they have played nearly 40 times!
Their Live show is legendary, and include characters such as; the Professor, Doug the Drop, Peter the Penguin, Mr. Dirt the puppet, Louie the Crab, and Big Red, the talking Redwood Tree. These characters come out in full body costume to the amazement of all. The songs are all original, and played in a variety of catchy musical styles…from Folk to Blues to reggae, Rock and Roll and Rap. The songs are educational, funny and moving. Kids come away, inspired, and ready to learn more about the Earth.
The Slugs are Environmental Educators and met teaching in Outdoor Education in San Mateo County deep in the Redwoods. Solar Steve and Marine Mark are currently the Administrators and directors of San Mateo County Outdoor Ed.
Doug Dirt, Airy Larry, Marine Mark, and Solar Steve are the Real Deal…..Impassioned musicians, songwriters, performers, educators, and eco-warriors! With guitars, voices, crazy characters, and an extraordinary ability to connect with children…. they change the world, one song at a time!
Enjoy this video from the Slugs early days —