Banana Slug String Band

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Santa Cruz, CA

The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California.

With vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo and percussion, Slug songs range from rockin’ boogies to gentle ballads; folk songs to reggae and rap. Music, theater, puppetry and audience participation create a fun-filled learning experience.

Rex AwardsHistory
First Grantees of 2014 - Banana Slug String Band 2014 - Granted $5000

Recent Grantee News


Banana Slug String Band Releases ‘Too Hot’

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Last year, Rex presented the good folks at Banana Slug String Band with a grant of $5,000 to fund a new video.  They got to work, and now we’re pleased to share their latest opus, “Too Hot,” with you. It’s all about climate change, and keeping it cool. Check it out! The band is celebrating its 30th […]