The Band

Cat Elwell playing fiddle

Cat Elwell

band leader, fiddle, harmony vocals

Cat is delighted to be the leader of Saucony Grass. Until her early twenties Cat studied classical violin, viola, and piano but gave it up for forty years!

Since her retirement from running her Allentown business, La Belle Cuisine-Fine Cookware, she is playing again, but this time, she's fiddling.

Don Byrer playing bass

Don Byrer

upright bass, lead & harmony vocals

Guitar had been Don's primary instrument until he touched an upright bass in 2013. Don loves playing bass and puts up with hauling it from gig to gig.

Don is a composer with a variety of musical genres to his credit. He is thrilled with bluegrass and our band.

 Michael Kleibscheidel playing mandolin

Michael Kleibscheidel


Mike has been playing music for most of his life, starting with saxophone as a child. He's been playing mandolin and bluegrass since 2004, when he inherited his great grandfather's 90 year old mandolin.

He's occasionally been spotted playing guitar, fiddle, octave mandolin, and ukulele as well.

Paul Lanctot with banjo

Paul 'Doc' Lanctot


Paul is a retired veterinarian. He was a folkie during the 60s, discovered bluegrass in the 70s, and spent most of a year building a banjo under the guidance of Karl Dieterichs at the Bucks County Folk Music Shop.

After a 25 year hiatus, he finally came to his senses and started picking again. He was excited to be invited to join Saucony Grass and is glad he is able to contribute to the group.

Adam Fox

Adam Fox

guitar, lead & harmony vocals

Adam is quite mysterious. We will provide you with more information after his background check has been completed.