SODA CREEK

ACOUSTIC ·   Blues ·   Rock

 
 

About Us


Soda Creek is a three-piece band from Dunsmuir, CA currently playing around Northern California and coming to a venue near you.


As a trio that fits anywhere both in size and genre we provide a full band sound ranging from soft acoustic music (great for dinner sets) to blues and good ol’ Rock and Roll. Our equipment is the highest professional quality for excellent sound at any volume so patrons can enjoy their dinner, conversation and music all at the same time.


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Carl Schwindeman – Lead Guitar, Background Vocals


Carl began playing guitar at age 12 and in his first performing band at 14. By 18 he was playing live performances as a solid side man for large acts in the Bay Area. He continued performing until 1980 when he joined the David Crosby Band (former Crosby Stills and Nash lead Singer and guitarist) and toured for three years.

 

He moved to Mount Shasta in 1996, started a home recording studio, and now plays local gigs living in Dunsmuir.


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Michael Smith – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar


Michael started as a trumpet player at age 12 and went on to graduate from the Naval School of Music playing with the Army Command Bands in Arlington and Hawaii.  He then played professionally in the New York market for 12 years as a Lead Singer and Guitarist.  He left the professional music scene to work in the corporate world for 30 years.  He returned to playing professionally nine years ago in San Francisco, playing corporate events and company parties in an acoustic duo. 

 

Retiring to Dunsmuir in 2009, Smith began playing with Schwindeman, and they have spent the last two years preparing they’re Acoustic/Electric 12 String Band. 


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Ben Helms – Percussion


Growing up in the Bay Area, Ben learned to play drums from several professional musicians in Marin County, CA. He played in his high school’s touring jazz band, as well as his rock band, Left For Dead, which toured throughout the North Bay. In college, he learned to read music within his music major, which opened up a whole new world of possibilities within percussion. As a drummer, Ben likes o think that he is influenced by every genre, but most of the time he relies on good ol’ fashioned rock.


Biggest drum influences: Mike Marsh (Dashboard Confessional), Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World), & Braddigan (Dispatch, Braddigan).


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We are available for clubs, private parties and outdoor events.


  

Contact Us:


Michael Smith           

530-859-2889

sodacreek2@me.com 


Carl Schwindeman

530-532-2595    

sylcarl1822@sbcglobal.net


Ben Helms

benhelms@gmail.com



Booking:


Michael Smith

530-859-2889

sodacreek2@me.com


References upon request.



You can check out our music here.

 


Friday

5/30/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta


Friday

6/6/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta

FRIDAY

6/13/14 @ 7pm

Dunsmuir BrewerY


FRIDAY

6/27/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta


Saturday 7/5/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta

friday

7/11/14 @ 7pm

Dunsmuir Brewery


Friday

7/18/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta
friday

7/25/14 @ 7pm

sHASTA INN

MT. Shasta


Friday

8/8/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta

friday

8/15/14 @ 7pm

Dunsmuir Brewery


Friday

8/22/14 @ 7pm

Cooper’s @ best western

treehouse

mt. shasta

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