Derek Bodkin is a Monterey Bay California based Singer Songwriter. His eclectic Musical history ranges from playing drums with some of the Bay Area's hottest improv jam-fusion artists to playing fingerstyle guitar and bluegrass banjo with many shining folk rock artists touring today. Derek brings a special 'mojo' to the stage to make the listener feel right at home.

On his first solo album, “True Story”, Derek shares his love for Musical tradition, collaboration, and storytelling as well as a penchant for memorable melody writing. He brings these songs to life with the help of his most talented friends known as "The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble".  Through his music, this songsmith will find his way into your head and heart.

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Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

The Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St, San Francisco

Performing at the MILK BAR in San Francisco, California - Derek Bodkin's Hovering Breadcat will join a line up of three bands to rock the "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass" afterparty in the legendary Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco.

After a day spent in Golden Gate Park - join this fantastic music production just across the street in the Haight!

Derek Bodkin Solo

Chill Out Cafe, 840 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz, California

Chill Out Cafe! Come 'chill out' with Derek Bodkin at the Chill Out Cafe on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz, California. Music starts at 11am till 1pm. Bring the family - including the dog! All are welcome. Come chill to some great originals and old standards. Good food, good friends, good times.

Guest with the Dave Holodiloff Band

Derek Bodkin will be playing with the Dave Holodiloff Band. Details TBA