St. Cinder is an ever growing family of traveling musicians sharing a love for traditional 20s and 30s ragtime, folk and New Orleans jazz. We hail from just about everywhere but most of us happened to meet in Ashland Oregon about 4 years ago. Since then, St Cinder has seen many friends come and go, but the love for the music remains alive and well. So for as long as our home/tour bus is still on the road, the music will be too. Oh...and here's who we are.
Colton Ort - Vocals/Harps/Bones - His life began in Indiana.
Alex Jones - Mandolin - Central Texas bred, raised by the longhorn, and revered by all his children, Pappy Jones has come from far and seen all the rest. Endless hours of nimble finger work shine through the Dobro mandolin, and at a mere 22 years he has already mastered, mid performance, the conjuring of long dead artists and musicians who's specters he controls with the dancing of the strings.
Jonathan Ratliff - Guitar/Clarinet/Vocals/Banjo - The man from Long Island found only in the company of the finest stories and wines, has a bottomless bag of tricks. The Olive Jalopy plays the guitar and plays it well. Plays the clarinet and plays it well. Plays the pen and paper like a cat on a fence and can sing all the while. Years of performing for royalty and peasants, presidents and the most lovable of human refuse has sunk into a sound rivaled by no mortal.
Dagan Bartholemew - Kick/Washboard/Bells and Blocks - From box cars in Pennsylvania to every mile of the Oregon Trail, chances are you've met the heartbeat of St. Cinders Vagabond sound. The Bartholomew's steam powered prosthetic leg jumps in tandem with the freight train around his neck, and boasting the biggest washboard kit this side of the Mississippi, he's the envy of every jug, bluegrass and folk band in the world.
Jessica Fleet Stoller - Voc/Clarinet - One of the nine legendary Fleets of West Virginia is now one of St. Cinder's featured vocalists. We've convinced the long since Pride of Old Bisbee to stray from home and join us, pups, pipes and all, on our long and harrowing tours of libations, music and merriment, bringing with heran unmistakable croon and easy going mastery of mirth.
Bill Stoller - Bass - Born to the turquoise mountains of Bisbee Arizona, St. Cinder's low end rhythm is thanks to the "Big" Bill Stoller. An authentic 1938 stand up bass fiddle rounds out the quintet and an unrivaled mountain host and breadmaker rounds out the family.