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Bo Carper

Bo Carper is a co-founding member of New Monsoon with guitarist Jeff Miller. Carper's rootsy and reflective acoustic guitar style is contrasted by a fiery repertoire of right hand tapping and percussive techniques. His banjo playing is very unconventional and blends a love of classical Indian music with his deep West Virginia roots. He also performs with Dan Lebowitz (ALO) in the duo Bo & Lebo.

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Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller was born and raised in the steel town Pittsburgh, PA. He moved west in 1997 and formed New Monsoon after that winter's El Niño. "Every day was a New Monsoon" according to Bo, and I said "That'd make a great band name." A prolific songwriter, Miller is also a member of super-group The Contribution. He released his own solo album, Ancient Wisdom, in 2011.

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Phil Ferlino

Hailing from rural Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ferlino was steeped in classical training at an early age. With a penchant for adventure, he studied independently, learning the lingo and forms in jazz and music theory. "After developing a vocabulary with the instrument, it becomes possible to communicate feelings and emotions through that vehicle", Phil adds.

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Mark “Murph” Murphy

Murph joined the Freddy Jones Band ('In a Daydream') in the late '90s which found him touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton, and shows with Pete Townshend, Train, Gov't Mule and more.  He moved to the Bay area from Chicago in 2001 and immersed himself in the local jam band scene, playing with Izabella, Poor Man's Whiskey, Tracorum, Stu Allen and Bizar Bazaar.  He loves laying down a thick groove as well as embracing the element of chance, following the music wherever it may lead.

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Dale Fanning

With a drumming style steeped in African rhumba and a musical knowledge spanning the funky to the avant-garde, drummer Dale Fanning is best known for his work in Living Daylights, a bass/drums/saxophone trio that has toured throughout North America, Western and Eastern Europe. He’s shared the studio and stage with many of the world’s finest musicians including Bill Frisell, Jimmy Mcgriff, Reuben Wilson, Bernie Worrell, Grant Green Jr., Robert Walter, Skerik, Reggie Watts and more.

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New Monsoon

San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade, the band also features the SF Bay Area powerhouse rhythm section of Mark “Murph” Murphy (Bass) and Dale Fanning (Drums).

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