After a meteoric rise to success in their own living rooms, the trio of Herb Moore (guitar & vocals) Ed Cirimele (mandolin & vocals) and Frank Smithson (acoustic bass) decided to hit the big time and play out a bit in local cafes and the like. In that capacity, they have been entertaining folks young and old as well as dogs, chickens and other wildlife at various cafes, block parties, fairs and festivals along the San Francisco Peninsula since 2007.
The music of Elm Street might best be described as a mixture of Old Time, Ragtime and Bluegrass. Their repertoire reflects an enthusiasm for traditional Americana but also includes a smattering of original tunes such as ‘The Compost Song’ and ‘Pork Chops in the Bakery’.
Despite considerable resistance from some quarters to the idea of having a name at all, the band finally settled upon ‘Elm Street’. This seems appropriate since the band often meets at the home of one of the member’s located on Elm Street and since, in the summer months they occasionally appear on the patio at the Main and Elm Cafe on Elm Street in Redwood City, California.