Alan Bond Story
Doing my time in Davis California. Pictured here at four with
my loving brother Steven. The Grateful Dead song "Saint Steven"
may have been written about him, but I don't think so.
left (devil) and brother Steven (angel) 1957
moved from Davis in around 1969. My last year of High School was
served in Hastings Nebraska. Nebraska is were I got my first mandolin.
It was an old 1918 Gibson A. I remember driving to Lincoln Nebraska
in my parents Skylark to buy the Gibson A model from a guy who
was a house wrecker. He had found it in the attic of a house he
was tearing down.
I was inspired by seeing the High Woods String Band at the college
in Hastings Nebraska. I soon had a dream of playing old-time and
1973 I was back in California. I went to CCAC in Oakland, the
same school that Rich Wilber had gone to. In 1975 I made the big
move into Berkeley California. By this time I had an F2 Gibson.