Band

The Alpine Camp Biography

The Alpine Camp is an endeavor that started as a musical challenge and
blossomed into a larger obsession. It is music created with absolutely no
limitations, except one; the music will be played on roots instruments. “I
wanted to see if we could transmit the vibe of rock music through the medium
typically used in bluegrass and country bands”, says singer/guitarist Chris
Bell. Charles Etienne (Singer/keyboards) continues, “It was important to me
that the songs stood on their own, and weren’t simply a result of processing or
gadgetry in the studio”.

The resulting EP achieved this goal and in doing so, inspired Charles and Chris
to create it’s namesake band; The Alpine Camp. The group is anchored by the
songwriting partnership of Bell and Etienne whose
childhood friendship has developed the two into lifelong musical companions.
“It was important that we not only utilized masterful players, but ones that
appreciated the songs we had written and wanted to grow with the band. As soon
as I heard the first banjo pluck in the studio, I knew this was much more than a
one off project”, recalls Bell. The additional musicians in the group provide
both deft playing as well as attention to the song craft that will have
audiences dancing, drinking and humming tunes on their way home.

Folks in the The Alpine Camp have performed with members of The Black Crowes,
The Allman Bros. Band, Gov’t Mule, Guster, Roberta Flack, Derek Trucks Band and
more. This group and EP are over two years in the making, and are finally ready
to show the world their brand of “High Altitude Roots Music”. The waiting is
over, it’s time to make camp, The Alpine Way!

Chris Bell
Guitar, Vocals
Charles Etienne
Piano, Vocals
Jeff Stella
Bass
Shad Wilhelm
Drums
Adam David Hall
Banjo
Joel Martin
Pedal Steel