Pulled together over a decade ago from a collective of downtown New York musicians, The Cabin Down Below Band, named after the nefarious NYC bar they frequent, which in turn is named after the Tom Petty song, has jelled into a most formidable unit.
They have backed an array of musical legends — Norah Jones, Brian Wilson, Emmylou Harris, Ann Wilson, Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Brandon Flowers, the Strokes, Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Mark Ronson, and hundreds more — and played dozens of historic venues as the impeccable house band for The Best Fest, a series of all-star charity concerts featuring legendary performances that pay tribute to a musical icons — George Harrison, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
When not playing with The Best Fest, the members of the CDB Band are highly sought after touring and recording musicians.
Austin Scaggs is Founder and Producer of The Best Fest and bass player for The Cabin Down Below Band. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone magazine where he has been for 20 years. He’s traveled the world covering rock & roll, and has written more that a dozen Rolling Stone cover stories on artists including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. Austin lives in Nashville TN.
Alex Levy is a Founding Member, Executive Producer and Musical Director of The Best Fest, and the guitar player for The Cabin Down Below Band. He is a musician, producer and 20 year music industry veteran. He has served as V.P. of Promotion for Epic Records and Artist Relations Director for Rolling Stone. Alex lives in Nashville TN.
Matt Romano is a Founding Member of The Best Fest and the drummer for The Cabin Down Below Band. He has been a touring member of The Strokes, co-produced two albums and toured the world playing drums with The Albert Hammond Jr. Band and was a touring member of Little Joy. Matt is also partner and founder of the legendary East Village rock & roll bar, The Cabin Down Below. He lives in New York City.
Dave "Moose" Sherman is the keyboardist for The Cabin Down Below Band. He is an in-demand touring and session keyboardist and songwriter. He tours regularly with Elle King, and Nicole Atkins, amongst many others. Moose lives in Brooklyn NY.
Greg “G. Wiz” Wieczorek plays percussion, drums and sings in The Cabin Down Below Band. He is a renowned drummer, percussionist, vocalist and songwriter. He is a member of the Norah Jones Band, and has recorded and toured with Valerie June, Joseph Arthur, The Autumn Defense, The Twilight Singers, Golden Smog, Angela McCluskey, The Candles and many others. He writes and produces music under the name Telescope. G Wiz lives in the East Village in NYC. www.gregwiz.com
Josh Lattanzi is the lead guitarist for The Cabin Down Below Band. He a critically acclaimed and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his collaborations with Norah Jones, Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), The Lemonheads, Alberta Cross, and Ben Kweller among many others. Josh resides in Brooklyn NY. www.thecandlesmusic.com
Pete Remm is organist and keyboardist in The Cabin Down Below Band. He is a highly sought after touring and session musician. He is a member of the Norah Jones Band, and has toured and recored with Valerie June, Alberta Cross, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn NY.
Reno Bo plays guitar in The Cabin Down Below Band. He is an in demand singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Bo has recorded and toured with Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes), The Mooney Suzuki, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs and many more. His DJ outfit, Electric Western, and their regular “Motown Monday” at Nashville’s 5 Spot as been touted as “the most stylish party in America.” Electric Western has DJed events all over the US and toured as the support act for Sturgill Simpson. www.renobo.com / http://electricwesternrecords.com/
Jamie Arentzen plays guitar with The Cabin Down Below Band. A founding member of the acclaimed rock and roll band American Hi-Fi, he is also lead guitarist for the Miley Cyrus band and has toured the world and recorded with Butch Walker among many others. Jamie currently resides in Los Angeles CA.