Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck

Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck

 Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck play a high-energy, hard-rocking, guitar-driven brand of Blues & Americana.


Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck play a high-energy, hard-rocking, guitar-driven brand of Blues & Americana. It all centers around Christy Rossiter and her big voice. She’s a great mix of Grace Slick and Bonnie Raitt, with a Big Mama Thornton growl & smile. The band‘s signature sound is powered by the electrifying guitar of Steve Byam, and the propulsive rhythm work of Chet Crinklaw (bass) and J. E. Van Horne (drums). Christy has been fronting the band since 2010 with CD releases Live at the Toy Drive (July 2014), Stand Up & Raise Some Hell (December 2013), Gone Fishin’ (with ”Billy the Kid) (November 2012), and Flat River Blues (March 2011). They’ve played shows and festivals with Coco Montoya, Indigenous, Here Come the Mummies, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, the Grand Marquis, Albert Castiglia and many more.

CHRISTY ROSSITER - lead vocals
Christy was born in Lincoln, NE and was the lead singer in Sometimes Wonder and BEEBE. She has a big dynamic voice, writes solid melodies and lyrics which tell a story, and is as comfortable singing the roadhouse rockers as she is the smooth ballads. Her energy on stage allows her to relate to the audience with a genuine feeling for what the show is all about. She makes blues accessible to listeners of all ages by mixing pop influences with a classic blues vocal style.

STEVE BYAM - guitar, vocals
Born in West Lafayette, IN, raised in Omaha, NE where he started playing guitar at seventeen and played with Down Home and Curly Ennis. Moved to Minneapolis for ten years and toured with Sagebrush, Cheyenne River Band and Whiskey River. Moved on to Nashville for nineteen years playing pedal steel with Jo Dee Messina, Highway 101 and Trace Adkins., performing at the Grand Ole Opry, the Letterman Show, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Steve brings a wealth of experience and styles to the band's sound.

CHET CRINKLAW - bass, vocals
Chet started playing guitar at the age of fourteen and worked with Christy in Sometimes Wonder. He has since made the transition to bass, which perfectly suits his personality; this man is Mr. Laid Back. His knowledge of the guitar as a melody instrument has helped him develop an aesthetic bass style that is always in the pocket.

J. E. VAN HORNE - drums, vocals
J. E. was born in Wichita, KS and brings a great deal of experience to Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck. He was the drummer in the bands Black Rose and then BEEBE, and a sound engineer with a touring sound company working with acts such as Johnny Cash, John Denver, Gloria Estefan, The Judds, Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, The Gatlin Brothers, Cheap Trick and so many more. He's been a recording engineer since his touring days and has recorded groups like 311 and Michael Lee Firkins, winning an award for his Boyz II Men recording on the A Very Special Christmas 2 CD. He is a solid, big beat drummer who drives the band’s big sound..

Summer Arts Festival - Omaha. NE
Lucky Bucket Bluesfest - Papillion, NE
Playing With Fire - Omaha, NE
Boundary Waters Blues Festival - Ely, MN
Riverfest - Bellevue, NE
Septemberfest - Omaha, NE
Taste of Omaha - Omaha, NE
Sumtur Amphitheatre's "Jammin' in June" Music Series - Papillion, NE
Cuthills Vineyard's Music Series - Pierce, NE
Mid America Music Festival - Omaha, NE
Westfest - Omaha, NE
Legacy Blues and Jazz Festival - Omaha, NE

Set List

Our normal set runs from 60-90 minutes. We can increase or decrease our set length depending on the time slot of the show.

Our song list includes:
Ain't No Brakeman
Baby I'm Gone
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Back in a Cadillac
Ball & Chain
Cold Shot
Big Boss Man
Born Under a Bad Sign
Don't Go No Further
Further On Up The Road
Get Away From Me
Gone Fishin'
Hide Away
I Can't Quit You Baby
I Got What It Takes
I'm Tore Down
I Took the Hook
It's Just Another Day
Just a Little Bit
Key to the Highway
Leavin' Trunk
Life With You
Little Wing
Messin' With the Kid
Mississippi Mud
Natural Disaster
One Man Woman
Pride And Joy
Red House
Rock Me Baby
She Caught the Katy and Left Me the Mule to Ride
Sitting On Top of the World
Soul of the Duck