The Storytellers is an indie-folk ensemble whose repertoire represents a unique blend of roots-rock, Americana, country-blues, folk and bluegrass music.
Founded in the Fall of 2017 as a duo, the complete band formed in February of 2018, performing more than 30 Los Angeles-area shows through the end of the year.
This intensive schedule included defining performances at the historic Mint LA, as support for nationally-touring stalwart band The Artisanals, and a spellbinding set at The Love Street Festival, sharing the bill with Micky Dolenz, Wilson Phillips and Chris Stills as well as John Densmore and Robby Krieger of The Doors.
Legendary folk music promoter Bob Stane said, “The Storytellers are old souls who celebrate the genre of folk music and storytelling and do it with youthful energy and good taste.” The LA Weekly has described The Storytellers as “a cross between the Kingston Trio and John Coltrane.”
The Storytellers have performed on stages at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Kulak’s Woodshed, The Trip, Old Towne Pub, Redwood Bar, The Mint, Theatricum Botanicum, Silverlake Lounge, Cinema Bar and Villains Tavern. They performed on the main stage of The California Avocado Festival, The Village Unplugged and The Love Street Festival.
The Storytellers bring soulful harmonies, delicate acoustic sensibilities, soaring grooves, substantive storytelling and their own hippie, happy magic to every stage they stand on.
The band consists of Scott Diehl (Guitar, Vocals), Lance Frantzich (Bass, Vocals), Jonathan Sheldon (Fiddle, Vocals), David Ryan (Mandolin, Vocals), Dave Burns (Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals) and Steve Stelmach (Percussion, Harmonica).