About Us

Funky Americana dance jams ~ happy feet ~ spirit lifting ~ revelry

The Puffball Collective Features: Doug Dirt (The Banana Slug String Band, Slugs and Roses), Lachlann Kane (Rosebud, D.B. Walker, Edge of the West Band), Marc Sveen (Velour), Paul Garcia (Banana Slug String Band, Brotherhood of Freaks), Freddie Rodriguez (Rosebud, Redwood Express) David Hunt Cameron (Fat Grass Corduroy) and a collective collection of talented kick ass musical merry makers! 


Based out of Santa Cruz, California, The Puffball Collective consistently performs extended musical journeys crafted to lift you up.  We present this music to scintillate your souls, soar your spirits, groove your bodies, and bounce your booties, sending all to “Higher Ground”🎶  "We’ll take you there"🎶 by performing the kickin' music of The Allman Brothers, The new Mastersounds, The Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan, Puffball'ized Bob Dylan, Sly Stone, Billy Preston, The Band, & The Beatles! The Puffball Collective also features an amazing catalogue of original compositions ranging from acid jazz to freaky funk, Americana to bluegrass, rock~a~billy to sweet soul, and blues to psychedelic rockers”.

Bass, vocals / Doug Dirt  
Guitar, vocals / David Cameron  
Guitar, vocals / Marc Sveen  
Keys, vocals / Lachlann Kane  
Drums / Paul Garcia  
Percussion / Warren Charles Jones 

Doug "Dirt" Greenfield: Bass, Vocals  “Puffdaddy”
Doug "Dirt" Greenfield is a bassist, singer , dancer and provocateur of joyful noise. Performs in the Banana Slug String Band (31 years), Slugs and Roses(10 years) , & The Intangibillies (5 years)! He has gathered this de-light-full musical collective to help all to reach their highest puffball dancing potential.  Doug is the heart and founder of the Puffball Collective. 

Lachlann Kane: Keyboards, Vocals.  “Pladapuff”
Lachlann’s piano style (think Leon Russel and Jerry Lee Lewis) and organ style ( think Garth Hudson) make him a great addition to any rock band.  
And the high vocal harmonies are a PLUS! The Santa Cruz native plays with Jim Lewin’s Edge of the West, as well as Scott Cooper’s Barrelmakers and the DB Walker Blues Band. 

Marc Sveen: Guitar, Vocals  "Sparclpuff"
Marc Sveen's musical journey began with a medley of punk, classical, jazz, and classic rock, eventually leading him to the grooves of funk, the twang of bluegrass, and the ethereal vibes of psychedelic jams. Inspired by this eclectic mix, Marc embarked on a sonic exploration.  As a Key member of the Collective and through his project, Velourband.com, he continues to blend these diverse influences, crafting music that defies norms and tickles the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere.

Paul Garcia: Drums  “Snap crackle Puff”
Paul is living the dream behind his vintage Slingerland drums. Hailing from the rich Southern California music scene, Paul's first bands tended toward the punk/surf variety. Paul's diverse musical tastes pretty much run the entire gamut of the music spectrum, with a specific affinity for the music of the Grateful Dead. After moving to Monterey in 1997 Paul worked with the Santa Cruz based band Phicus for a number of years. Eventually settling near the beach in Santa Cruz, a wide range of musical opportunities have kept him very busy doing what he loves, simply making great music with great people.  Paul turns up on the drum chair for such diverse bands as the Banana Slug String Band (doing kids 'edutainment' music) and plays straight-up Grateful Dead tunes with Slugs and Roses and Spirit of ‘76. Paul has also branched into the bluegrass-tinged hybrid styling of Groove Grass and the Intangibillies and Americana with Amee Chapman & the Velvet Tumbleweeds and also West by Southwest.

Gary Kehoe: Percussion

Gary has been drumming at the forefront of world music in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area for decades.
Gary studied music with the groundbreaking world music, improvisational group Oregon for three summers at the Naropa Institute in the late 70’s , and has played with many Bay Area groups, including Sambada, The California Honeydrops, Special Fun, Banana Slug String Band, Santa Cruz Steel,Sol Circle, master drummer Babatunde Olatunji, RCA Recording Artists Opa Fire, Sol Caribe, Chi Mizu, to name a few(several).  Gary’s favorite color is blue and feels that lasagna rules!