About the Old West Trio

Thanks for checking in with us. We are Steve Ide, Leslie Ide, and Steve Johnson, and do our primary picking in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. We perform Western-themed music; from classic Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry tunes to contemporary Ian Tyson and Tom Russell masterpieces. Our "Ridin' Back to Yesterday" album was a top five nominee for 2010 Album of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA). The AWA named us Best Western Music Duo/Group for 2011.

9/15/09 Lone Prairie Rider writes:

"These guys make me want to hit the dusty trail and ride off into the setting sun. Leave the rat race behind with the title track "Ridin' Back to Yesterday" or get lost in an Autry movie with "I Want to Live Out West." Gaze into the crimson glow of a campfire after a hard day on the trail with "Prairie Nights." It's nice to know there is new Western music still being written. I like it."

Our preferred venues are house concerts, museums, theaters, and outdoor events. Contact us by completing the Request a Performance form or phone Steve at 530-919-4567.