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Jim Taylor: Original member and bassist Jim Taylor's roots go back to the 1960s while in Boston repairing Fender amplifiers. Playing electric bass since 1964 his 'surf music' roots were firmly planted after meeting Nokie Edwards of the Ventures. Over the years he has performed with a number of NH seacoast rockabilly bands where he has since found a permanent home as a Serf.

Of course he was playing bass with the Beach Cowboys at that cosmic wedding event 20 years ago when two musical worlds collided. Nobody really knew what would happen at the moment Gary's accordion cut into a Ventures tune - and they were all very scared to say the least.

History now smiles favorably on that day and Jim smiles all night long as he plays the big Doghouse bass with The Serfs.

Jamie Decato: A graduate of Berkeley Music college of Boston, Jamie is perhaps the most sought after drummer on the NH/Maine seacoast. Performing for over 30 years, he was the drummer for the award winning avante garde jazz trio 'Color'. Versed in a wide variety of styles, he continues to work as a gig and session musician, is a teacher at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME and teaches privately to many upcoming musicians in the area.

However, nothing gets them running for the door - I mean floor - faster than than when he straps on the washboard for a Cajun tune.

Rick Watson: Newest member aboard, he is a multi-talented instrumentalist who performs on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. He has shared the stage with notable performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful, Doc Watson, John Hartford, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice of bluegrass fame, along with other notable performers. Along with his 'Serf' background, he has performed in many country, bluegrass, and rock bands.
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