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Gail Ann Pearles
I sing and play guitar and have for the past 25 years. During this time I have performed childrenís music in special performances at schools, weddings, churches and other venues. I have also worked as a music teacher for children with special needs. Besides music, I share a love for animals, most especially horses. I utilize a communication through touch and feel as a training method. I am currently in the process of taking on more clients and expanding my business to include new services. "The accomplishment I am the most proud of is the raising of my two most wonderful children, Dustin and Meghan. They are without a doubt, the greatest blessing I could have ever received. I love them unconditionally and without them, I would not be the person I am today." Life is full of wonderful opportunities and I strive to reach out and enjoy them all!
I was born on the north side of Pittsburgh in May. I donít remember the birth but my mother does. I was 12 pounds, mini me. I started playing the banjo right after I graduated from pilot training in the Air Force. I figured if they could teach me to fly their jets, maybe I could learn to play the banjo, which is a little safer. That was thirty years ago. I have played with various groups and always find myself wanting to pick up the banjo. The gift is not so much the talent, but the desire to practice. Somehow we found each other and so we have The Blue Mule Band. We all live within six miles of each other forming a triangle. Life is good.
I remember sitting on a grease rack at Bird's Garage, in Otto, N.Y. playing a few tunes with whoever stopped by... Then I was sitting on a stool in Foster's Pub in Ellicottville doing the same thing! People came & people went & it whittled down to The Blue Mule Band. We all get along well. Life is Good!
Steve Strom shares over 40 years of experience and skills with The Blue Mule Band, playing mandolin, resonator guitar (Dobro), and guitar while singing harmony and lead vocals. Steve was raised in a family of traditional musicians. He is formally trained on piano, and also plays guitar, mandolin, dobro, 5-string banjo, dulcimer, bass, pennywhistle, and Celtic folk harp. In the early 80ís Steve played guitar with several contemporary gospel bands. Steve has had the great fortune to play at festival events and jams with bluegrass legends Bill Monroe, Charlie Waller, and John Duffey. He has previously played for several years with regional bluegrass bands: Backwoods Bluegrass Band, and a member of Wind River, Old Dawg Bluegrass Band, and Dirty Mountain. Steve is an IT computer support manager and lives with his wife, Marty, in Jamestown, NY.
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