Welcome to the official web site of Lowell Levinger aka “Banana”

founding member of The Youngbloods, and the original ‘Hippie From Olema’.
Here you will find tour dates, press, music, photos, videos and more relating to Banana’s legendary music career.

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aka Banana (from the Youngbloods)

Banana began his career in bluegrass on the east coast in Boston with “Banana and the Bunch, Old Time Music with Appeal” playing bluegrass in the local coffee houses of the early 60’s being mentored by the likes of Bill Kieth and The Charles River Valley Boys. After several years in the east coast folk/bluegrass scene, he co-founded The Youngbloods with Joe Bauer, Jesse Colin Young, and Jerry Corbitt. The band moved from New York City to West Marin in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1967.

We can arrive as a duo, trio or full band (4 piece) customizing based on the needs of the event and venue.

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 445
Inverness, CA 94937

General Inquiries:
banana at lowelllevinger dot com