An unaffected style that feels honest and organic. She truly conveys the story of the lyric.” - ALL ABOUT VOCALS

Based in Los Angeles and founded by long-time friends Diane Hubka (vocals/guitar) and Rick Mayock (gtr/voc), The Sun Canyon Band plays a wide variety of musical styles from Folk, Acoustic Rock, Country, Blues and Swing.  Now with veterans Joe Caccavo, (bass) and Skeeter G., (drums) their repertoire includes a surprising mix of originals as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, and traditional folk songs. 

In the fall of 2021 they enlisted bassist Chad Watson (Ronnie Milsap, The Burrito Brothers, and Janis Ian,) to co-produce a new recording, slated for release in the summer of 2022,  featuring special guest, extraordinary guitarist Albert Lee!

DIANE HUBKA  
Growing up in the panhandle of Western Maryland, this Appalachian Mountain-bred artist learned violin, trombone and guitar from an early age. In college she
studied jazz voice and guitar, developing a passion for jazz that led her first to Washington, DC, and then New York, NY.  Diane was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and performed up and down the East Coast, headlining at notable venues Blues Alley, Blue Note, Birdland and The Knitting Factory. “Hubka is an inventive, gifted interpreter of a wide range of material.” (TIME OUT NEW YORK)  While in NY, she recorded three critically acclaimed CDs, one with legendary sax player Lee Konitz.  In 2005 Diane relocated to Los Angeles, released three more CD’s and performed at iconic venues Jazz Bakery, Catalina’s, and Vitello’s. The Sinatra Society of Japan invited her for three tours and recorded her CD: I Like It Here/Live in Tokyo, which placed on Japan’s Jazz Disc Award.  In recent years, Diane had picked up her acoustic guitar and, before the shutdown, was performing in L.A.'s Americana/folk music venues The Viper Room, Kulak's Woodshed, and Tanner's Coffee Company.  No matter the genre, “she wraps her clear-as-mountain-stream sound around the songs with consistently winning results.” (JAZZTIMES) 

RICK MAYOCK
Rick has been performing with bands and as a solo artist in the Los Angeles area and on the East Coast since the 1970's.  He was an integral part of the Venice Beach music scene of the 70's and 80's,  playing clubs across Southern California.  Rick played for many years with rock and blues guitarist Slavin' David and in the band Street Smart  with Peter Demian. He formed the original rock bands Spare Parts with singer Shawn O'Brien of the Cripples, and Primal Hearts with guitarist Linda Taylor. He is the founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of the band East of Lincoln, playing an eclectic blend of original rock, blues, R & B, and urban acoustic music. Originally from Wilkes-Barre in the Wyoming valley, PA, he still appears there locally with the West Side Blues Band with singer/songwriter Don Shappelle, and with legendary blues harmonica player Charlie Singer.  A prolific songwriter, Rick Mayock's original songs combine driving rhythms, engaging melodies, rich vocal harmonies and imaginative, thought provoking lyrics.

 JOE CACCAVO
Joe attended GIT where he studied with world-renowned jazz musicians Pat Martino, Ron Eschete, Joe Diorio, Tom Mason, Bob Magnusson, and Don Mock. After GIT he worked his way through college performing as a pit musician in over 20 musical theatre productions. Joe has performed with numerous bands in California, the U.S., and abroad, in a variety of genres ranging from R&B, Gospel, Country, and Rock n' Roll. Over his career, he has performed with many legendary musical acts including Richard Street of the Temptations, Al Wilson, The Impressions, The Delfonics, The Lads, Ron Bishop, and Barbara Morrison. Joe is a regular member of the house band for Andy & Renees's Annual Dylanfest, and also appears on recordings with Andy & Renee and Hard Rain, Esther Valentine, The Catalina Kings, Ron Bishop, Endless Rain, and Apollinaire. In addition to bass, Joe also plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

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