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Kevin and the Coconuts

Kevin and the Coconuts

Kevin and the Coconuts

Longtime Mendocino resident Kevin Grant leads the group, plays the tenor lead pan, double seconds, arranges much of the music and builds the pans, using discarded 55 gallon steel drums. This exacting and time consuming art was developed in the 1940’s on the island of Trinidad using washed ashore oil barrels. Kevin is one of a handful of artists living in the United States who has the ear and patience to create these instruments.

Joining Kevin are Annie Lee on the three cello pans, Dalen Anderson on the four bass pans, Steve Paul on seconds, trumpet and vocals, Dan Albrecht on drums and vocals and Paul Schulman on congas.

prepare for a one minute, 30 second wait,
with dial-up.
This time depends on your internet connection.

Best experienced using EXPLORER
Click on these short samples

Calypso Steeldrum Band
Follow this album into your player and ride the warm tradewinds that circle the islands of the Caribbean.


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Email address:


To get in touch with
Mendocino Stories Music Editor and
Managing Director, Pattie DeMatteo.


Drop a note to Kevin,
let him know if you'd
like to book the band.




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