Todd LaCasse was born in Upper Michigan but has been a lifelong resident of Sacramento, and has played bass and sang for nearly 40 years. He took bass lessons from an instructor based in Chicago, while stationed in the U. S. Air Force in the Upper Midwest. He studied music, theory, and composition while at Cosumnes River College upon returning to Sacramento.
He grew up in a household listening to all genres of music including the traditional country of Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline, and other great country artists. And music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and all of the great Motown artists.
He has played on the road in Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and throughout California. He has played with the South 40 Band, TJ Michaels Band, Blue Moon Band, Jaime Starr Band, Brock Rollins Band, Hi Fi, What Next, The Living Daylites, and now Flat Busted. He has played in the bands of, or opened for such acts as Steel Breeze, The Coasters, and Lydia Pense. He has played many genres of music including: rock, pop, R&B, blues, jazz, funk, country, country rock, and reggae.
His bass influences include John Paul Jones, Tully Kennedy, Mike Brignardello, Jimmy Lee Sloas, James Jamerson, Nathan East, Timothy B. Schmidt, Bob Glaub, Jaco Pastorius, Tommy Shannon, Aston Barrett, Boz Burrell, Scott Devine, Darryl Jones, and Larry Graham, among countless others.
Todd took 14 years off from playing music to raise a family, and focus on a career in Government that has spanned some 31 years. When the opportunity to join Flat Busted came around he did not hesitate. Playing in the band with Brian, Jeff, and Zach has been extremely enjoyable, and been a very smooth transition back into playing, with one of the areas best modern country bands. The crowds that come out to see the band always have a great time and bring the party with them. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Zach Golub was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He began his musical journey at the age of 14 learning blues and classic rock songs. At 16, he began studying under classical guitarist Sean O'Connor, whom he took lessons from for 4 years while arranging rock and metal versions of his favorite movie and video game scores.
He has been writing and performing both vocal and instrumental music since 2010. He has continued to learn about different techniques and styles throughout his college career. He has performed and collaborated with original bands, and as an instrumental soloist performing jazz fusion, traditional jazz music, and now modern country.
His musical influences include: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Kurt Allison, Adam Schoenfeld, J. T. Corenflos and others. At 24 he is the youngest member of Flat Busted and brings a renewed energy, and revitalized attitude to the band.
Future plans and goals are to travel and study abroad as a linguist in France, and Europe, while pursuing his interests in world music and philosophy.