Meredith has been playing finger-style ragtime guitar for about 40 years. He
plays both nylon and steel string guitars for both classical rags and parlor
rags as well as ragtime arrangements of original, popular, jazz, novelty tunes
from the 30's and 40's. He plays in and around the foothill area of Nevada City
and Grass Valley. In the mid 1980's he produced a series called
"Ragtime" in Nevada City featuring piano, guitar, dancing,
slideshows, history, cakewalks and ensemble groups. Jonathan also
produced a series of California and Klondike Gold Rush productions which were
performed locally and at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. Vocal
and instrumental arrangements of Fats Waller's tunes will also be heard. Jonathan
also plays gypsy jazz , country swing and old timey music in a band with
his wife, Margo, called "The Buffalo Crossing".
Meredith and 'Buffalo Crossing' is a string band firmly rooted in the
old-time music tradition, with a vast repertoire to suit any audience and any
occasion. From traditional fiddle tunes to modern classics in an old time style,
from country rags to swing, 'Buffalo Crossing' will show you a good time.
'Buffalo Crossing' consists of Jonathan Meredith; guitar and vocals, Margo
Meredith; fiddle and vocals, Ann Meigs; mandolin, accordion and vocals, Michael
Bremer; banjo and vocals, Philip Wright; bass.