About us

Steve Prochnow 
 
has been playing music in one form or another since entering the world oh so many years ago.  An accomplished guitarist, Steve draws from an extensive repertoire of blues, roots, British Invasion and American music, delighting audiences with his precision picking and stylized vocals.  A true "Bluesman", he plays electric, acoustic, twelve string, resonator and slide guitar.  (Steve's ambition is to own at least one of each type of guitar ever made.) Honing his craft as a touring musician in the Pacific Northwest, Steve brings an earthy presence to Blue Chin Roots as well as BCR's electric incarnation, "Mr. Chin's Hot Sauce". 

 
Dennis "Muddy" Juarez
 
is a true icon of the Bay Area rock scene.  Not "just a bass player", Dennis has been involved in the music business for just about forever.  Along with stints in the Tickets and Blue Flat, Dennis spent several years with the Chris Cobb Band and was also a member of the Fenders from Hell, Joe Allen & the Shapes - the list goes on!  In addition to playing bass and handling most of the lead vocals for MCHS, Dennis manages some top venues in San Francisco and has a hand in production.  For the past several years he has been a behind the scenes tour de force in making the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival a success.     
 
 
 
 
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Chris Ferreira 

began playing guitar when the Beatles burst onto the scene in the early 60's.  A mutli-instrumentalist but master of none, Chris directs most of his musical energies to the mandolin these days.  His favorite website is the Mandolin Cafe where he often contributes to the "Song A Week" forum.  Chris plays mandolin, guitar and banjo with Blue Chin Roots and keyboards and electric mandolin for "Mr. Chin's Hot Sauce" .  As a member of the 80's Bay Area pop phenom "The Tickets", Chris opened shows for the likes of Huey Lewis, Greg Kihn, Cold Blood, Tommy Tutone, The Producers and Pablo Cruise back in the day. 
  
 
  
Mark Carrabello
 
is also an alumnus of the Tickets power pop band.  With Dennis, Mark formed the nucleus/rhythm section of Goldust in the mid-70s as well as Woodroe and Chameleon.   Besides MCHS, Mark provided the beat for Heavy Petting Zoo and often plays with Jackson and the Immortals, the Cadaver Dogs and the Stacey Adams Band.  But his true passion is backstopping the Shark Alley Hobos - a versatile ensemble of several local musicians with a penchant for sea shanties, sing-alongs and bawdy Irish tunes.  Check them out at http://www.stantonemusic.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=62 
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