Gone Tomorrow Short Bio

Gone Tomorrow has played bluegrass music all over Southern California since 2001, including as the opening act for David Parmley & Continental Divide and Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. We've even played a gig accompanying a modern dance performance with the San Diego Dance Theatre at the San Diego Museum of Art. Gone Tomorrow has played at the San Diego Roots Festival and three times at Summergrass, San Diego's premier bluegrass festival held each year in August.
The band often includes:
Richard Burkett has played bluegrass for over 40 years including the Hwy 52, Rose Canyon, and Second Delivery bluegrass bands in San Diego. Richard founded Gone Tomorrow, plays mandolin most of the time, and sings high harmony and a few leads.
Steve Dame has played banjo and fiddle with a wide variety of bluegrass bands all around San Diego County and with Richard is the only other remaining original member of Gone Tomorrow. Steve has appeared at major regional events, including First Night Escondido and at the Adams Avenue Street Fair with bluegrass legend Kenny Wertz. His driving banjonic force and strong vocals are at the heart of the Gone Tomorrow sound.
Don Hickox has been a part of the bluegrass scene in San Diego for several decades. His fiddling shows the influences of a diversity of musicians and styles, from bluegrass master fiddler Kenny Baker to Irish fiddle tunes. Don has been a member of almost all of the major bluegrass bands in San Diego over the years, including Richard's old band Rose Canyon in the 1990's.
Dwight Worden is a long-time San Diego area resident and when he’s not playing guitar with Gone Tomorrow he's often seen playing music with a variety of bands around town, including Prairie Sky. You may still see him playing bass with Gone Tomorrow occasionally. A talented musician, Dwight is a past president of the San Diego Bluegrass Society and former board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).