Eliot Osborn - Guitar, Bass & Vocals
A longtime Salisbury Connecticut native, Eliot has been writing & performing songs for more than 40 years. In college he co-founded New England's venerable jamband, the OUTERSPACE BAND. Never too far from his beloved old GUILD acoustic guitar, Eliot teaches music & songwriting throughout the Northeast, and still tends a sizable vegetable garden. He and his wife Louise have two daughters, Rosalie & Nicolette.
Louise Lindenmeyr - Mandolin, Button Box Accordion, Vocals
Louise's musical debut was in a jug band where she sang and played the washboard. At a fiddle festival in East Benton, Maine, she met Eliot Osborn from the Outerspace Band and began to expand her chops to include mandolin and button accordion. They began playing country duets together and traveled with Project Troubador, a non-profit they continue to direct which bridges cultural divides with street performance. In the 90s she and Eliot teamed up with neighbor George Potts to create the Joint Chiefs, playing for years around NW CT. During this time she also played with the Berkshire County girl-group the Ravin' Mavens. She continues to play with the Chiefs, collaborating with musical ideas and songwriting, now with the added inspiration of percussionist Diana Herold
George Potts - Guitar, Bass & Vocals
George Potts' tenor voice and finger-picked guitar playing has been heard throughout Northwestern Connecticut for over 40 years. A lover of many types of music, he cut his teeth in the early 1970's Chicago music scene as founding member of the enigmatic folk/jazz ensemble, REDWOOD LANDING. After moving to Kent, CT, he played bass with his father-in-law, the noted pianist Dolph Traymon at the FIFE 'N DRUM and sang with THE KENT SINGERS and in the choir at ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. On most JOINT CHIEFS tunes, he plays either guitar or bass, and provides the high tenor harmonies. He and his wife Elissa have two daughters, Kate & Sarah, and 5 grandchildren - all of whom sing like angels ....