Dennis, a Native Son of Reno, NV, has been a veteran performer in the Truckee Meadows for many years. He plays mandolin and guitar, and occasionally sings when his band mates let him! Dennis has played in a number of bands in the area including the Gabardine Sisters for four years. He also enjoys hanging out with friends, playing a wide variety of music genres. Dennis manages the website, produces flyers and keeps track of the tens-of-dollars in the band's bank account.
Annie, a powerhouse vocalist and bass player, hails all the way from Truckee, CA, and she credits her mother for her love of singing and harmonizing. She was a member of the Gabardine Sisters band for over four years, and has played in several other bands in the area as well. Annie is a former Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association board member, and is the band's vocal coach who helps fine tune the excellent harmonized sounds for which Sage Creek is known.
Sharon, who has an angelic voice, contributes lead and harmony vocals, and plays guitar and dobro with Sage Creek. She has been with the band since it was formed in 2015. Her professional performing experience includes working both as a single and with a band on the West Coast and in Nevada, as well as multiple tours with USO Shows in Europe, Asia and Australia. Sharon was born and raised in North Dakota.
Phil plays guitar, bass guitar and provides backing and lead vocals. He is originally from Illinois. He has been playing guitar for over 60 years and has been performing in bands since the age of 13. Musical influences include Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Big Band music and classic orchestra. He brings guitar playing and a strong voice to Sage Creek. Phil is Sage Creek's practice leader. During band practices he keeps the members focused, best described as trying to keep puppies in a box. He works well with all of the members of the band perfecting the unique Sage Creek harmony sound.
Neil LInden, who has lived in Reno for the past 8 years, hails from back east, where he got his start in country music while in high school. Majoring in music in college, he has been part of at least eight different bands over the last half century and played at a number of folk and bluegrass festivals over the years. He considers bluegrass and The Beatles his main influences. Although primarily obsessed with playing and collecting banjos, he also loves pickin' at his guitar and occasionally attempts to sing a a tune. He retired from teaching and moved from California to Reno in 2013, and before recently being absorbed by Sage Creek, he had been a member of Center Street, Unionville and most recently part of Suspect Terrane for about five years.