Salty Sally is Lucy Khadder, MK Martinez-Griffith, Naima Nascimento, and Sophia Sparks. Formed in 2022, the band has already been recognized for its powerful vocals, accomplished instrumental skills, and inventive arrangements. They play distinctive originals and covers from bluegrass, folk, jazz, country, and other styles. Members of Salty Sally have been featured in several other bands, on studio albums, and at major festival performances.  Ages 13-17, the group met through music camps and classes over the years and all attended a performing arts school in the Bay Area. You can find them on Instagram and YouTube at @saltysallyband.

Lucy Khadder is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter who performs in several bluegrass and contemporary bands and jazz ensembles. She has played at festivals and major music venues, including IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, DelFest, and High Sierra Music Festival. She currently attends Oakland School for the Arts, where she studies jazz violin.

MK Martinez Griffith is a cellist and violinist who studies at Oakland School for the Arts. She has played with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward, and will tour with the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra during 2023. Her musical mentors include Mads Tolling, Megan Lynch Chowning, and Tashina and Tristan Clarridge.

Naima Nascimento is a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She has been the lead vocalist for the Oaktown Jazz performance group and has also been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and on Access Hollywood for her original song supporting BLM. She currently attends Carmel High School. 

Sophia Sparks was drawn to the mandolin at the age of eight.  Within the year, she was tapped by Sierra Hull to join her on stage.  At age 11,  Birches Bend formed with friends Jasper Manning and Lucy Khadder, and she’s been performing professionally ever since.  She currently attends Oakland School for the Arts and studies jazz mandolin.