About the B-Stars

The B-Stars have been a fixture in the San Francisco traditional roots music scene since forming in 2006. Inspired by the western swing and early country boppers of the late 1940s and early 1950s, The B-Stars bring the golden age of country & western swing back to the dancehalls and barrooms, so hold onto your hats and bring your dancin’ shoes!

“The current line-up is a five piece capable of putting the bop in your country better than probably anybody since Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.”
– Country Music People, Nov 2012

The band has performed up and down the west coast from Seattle to San Diego, has toured the Great Lakes and East Coast region, and has played to crowds from Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee.  With two full length albums, two seven inch vinyl singles and a six song EP under their jewel-studded belts, the sharp dressed band continues to please new fans with original music steeped in traditional American country & western swing, pioneered at a time when Saturday nights were meant for hanging out at the ol’ dancehall. With two strong songwriters and a few generations’ worth of musical experience, The B-Stars deliver on a mission to get the dance floors jumpin’ with that western boogie beat, straddling the line between rockabilly, swing jazz and country western music pioneered by the likes of Carl Smith, Lefty Frizzell, Faron Young, Hank Penny, Bob Wills, and Hank Williams Sr.

“Add the B-Stars to that list of bands who make music for the very best reasons and who are so obviously in love with what they do that the infectiousness is catching…”
– Lonesome Highway, Oct 2012
The current lineup features four lead vocalists, acoustic rhythm guitar, steel and electric guitars, country fiddle, a gut string upright bass, and a swingin’ drummer – a minimal but complete country western combo. With repeat appearances at Viva Las Vegas, showcase performances at The Nashville Boogie, The New England Shake Up, Ink N Iron, Tiki Oasis, and at Spain and Montreal music festivals, The B-Stars have established an international audience that just can’t get enough of that hillbilly beat!

Band Members

  • G Yanito: vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Eric Reedy: vocals, upright string bass
  • Billy Ze: vocals, drums
  • Larry Chung: vocals, steel guitar & fiddle


Western Hits
(Rust Belt Recordings, 2009)

Behind The Barn with The B-Stars
(Rust Belt Recordings, 2010)

Still Waiting b/w Chicken Fried:  7″ single
(Rust Belt Recordings, 2012)
West Coast Special
West Coast Special
(Rust Belt Recordings, 2012)
Things are Changing b/w The Everything Blues: 7″ single
(Rust Belt Recordings, 2017)

Festival Appearances

  • Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival, Las Vegas NV (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2018)
  • The Ink N Iron Festival, aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach CA (2011, 2015)
  • The Screamin’ Festival, Spain (2011)
  • Red Hot & Blue Festival, Montreal, Quebec (2012)
  • Tiki Oasis 13, San Diego CA (2013)
  • The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, Nashville TN (2015)
  • Outside Lands, San Francisco (2015)
  • Vintage Torque Fest, Dubuque, IA (2016, 2019)
  • The New England Shake Up, Sturbridge MA (2016)
  • The Western Swing Out, Tehachapi CA (2017, 2018, and 2019)