HOME GAMES Catch John Showman and his band, the Creaking Tree String Quartet, at a show/CD release party for The Soundtrack album Friday (October 26) at Hugh's Room.
NICKNAME Snowman. A hotel clerk misread his name and it stuck.
TEAM MEMBERS Andrew Collins (mandolin, mandola, mandocello), Brad Keller (guitar), Brian Kobayakawa (electric and upright bass)
ROOKIE YEAR Started playing fiddle at six, entered a violin competition at eight and broke his bow that year when he sat on it. Still fears putting instruments on chairs and sofas.
LEAGUE A mix of bluegrass and jazz that they make as weird and groovy as they can.
STATS The Juno-nominated The Creaking Tree String Quartet (2003); Side Two (2004).
SPECIAL TALENTS Can out-eat anyone in the band and is the only one who will go near raw sea urchin.