Durt Cheap

Based in Concord California



Durt Cheap plays classic country music and more, blending cover songs with a few original tunes.  The three and four-part harmonies are enjoyed by our audiences.  Enjoy the unique blend of guitars, mandolin and bass.  We perform older songs and some new country with a tinge of rock-and-roll, folk and bluegrass.  Durt Cheap plays at clubs, corporate events, private parties and anywhere folks want to have a good time.

Who we are: 

Mark Cornelius (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals):

Mark loves music of all kinds.  Since his rock and roll days in his native Central Ohio, he has enjoyed performing in musicals and plays in various venues in the Bay Area.  Now he has the pleasure of doing his favorite type of music, classic country, with DURT CHEAP.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Hasting College of the Law.

Mike Stenberg (Lead Guitar, Vocals):

Mike has been performing locally for decades.  A native of Fargo, North Dakota, he has spent recent years with such Bay Area bands as Misbehavin’ and Bona Fide, as well as in solo performances. He loves all types of music (as long as it has a melody), but one of his favorites is classic country (with a tinge of swing and bluegrass). He is happy to be performing country music with DURT CHEAP.

Colin Sacks (Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals):

Colin began his musical career learning piano, spending much of his early years in Chicago. After that he began playing guitar, then bass and finally mandolin. He loves all kinds of music, and especially likes playing bluegrass and classic country. He has performed with many bands in the Bay Area, such as Roadkill Ramblers and Them Boys Ain't Right. Now he enjoys his current gig with DURT CHEAP. When not doing music, he practices child psychology and teaches college psychology.

Rod Linn (Stand Up and Electric Bass, Vocals):

Rod has been playing guitar and bass most of his life. He enjoys many different styles of music, and has been seen through the years in bands such as the Hillbilly Buzzards, Stringin’ Along, Dawg Lips and the Scientific Jam Band. He also has been a regular with his church band, Praise Team, and has done studio work. He currently performs rock, as well as classic country with DURT CHEAP. When not doing music he is very involved in the community and is the current president of the Brentwood Lions Club.


Blues Stay Away From Me
King Of The Road