Ridin' High Band

Ridin' High Band

 Port Neches, Texas, USA
BandCountryCover Band

Ridin' High Band, out of Southeast Texas, is a 5-piece band of motivated and energetic musicians who are always ready to have fun and entertain the crowd. The band has an extensive playlist that covers a variety of genres including County, Rock, Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop...something for dang near everybody. Their new CD, “DOING TIME IN TEXAS”, was released in September 2010 and is steadily climbing the Texas charts. Their diverse influences coalesce to give a unique and exciting sound. These gu

Biography

JESSE STUART
Keyboard
Accordian
Vocals
Band Leader
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A music legend is Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Jesse was born in Kaplan, Louisiana. He started playing drums at the age of eight in his fathers’ Cajun band. At sixteen, he switched to guitar; and started playing steel guitar at eighteen. Jesse moved to New Orleans in his early twenties and played with several bands on and around Bourbon Street. Later he moved and has been playing music in Southeast Texas for over thirty years. For the last fifteen years, He has been playing keyboard, accordion and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jesse’s charisma and professionalism shines in every performance.
Jesse has worked with Louisiana artists, such as, Johnny Allen, T.K. Hulen, Charles Mann, Warren Storm, Joe Berry and Clint West. Also, Jesse has worked with the likes of Mike Twitty, Frenchie Burke, Mark Chesnutt and the late Benny Barnes. Over the years Jesse has opened shows for T. Graham Brown, Derryl Dodd, Brooks and Dunn, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Charlie Robison, Wayne Toups, Doug Stone, Kevin Fowler, Craig Morgan and Billy Currington, to name a few.
Jesse, the band manager, formed “Ridin’ High Band” in the 1970’s. His love and commitment to the craft has made the band a success.

PHILLIP GLYN
Lead Vocals
Scrubboard
Tambourine
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Born in SW Louisiana, Phillip is the sole son in a family of four children. He was a basketball player in his day and was looking forward to playing college ball. An injury on the court in high school ended that. Phillip took a look at his report card from high school and saw grades like C,C,C,C, with A’s in Chorus and P.E., so he figured he could coach or sing. He earned a degree in education from McNeese State, thinking coaching was the way to go, but the politics in education today didn't fit his vision, so he made the switch to music and has been there ever since. “Country with a rock edge”, Philip’s infectious high energy keeps the crowd on their feet and begging for more.
Phillip has been in bands who opened for some major acts; such as, Hootie and the Blowfish, Marshall Tucker Band and Eddie Money just to name a few. More recently opened for Rodney Atkins, Doug Stone, Highway 101 and Sammy Kershaw. He has also shared the stage with Mark Chestnut and Bobby Kimball of TOTO.
Phillip’s passion and love is performing and making his fans happy with his music. The only things he cares about more are his daughter, family and friends / fans.

GARY OLIVER
Drums
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A native of Port Acres, Texas. He started playing drums as soon as he could pick up boxes and get a stick off of a tree to beat them with. He got his first “real” set of drums when he was in the third grade. Gary started his professional career while still attending high school, playing weekend gigs at Crystal Beach, Texas with a band called “O.J. and the Boilermakers”.
Over the years, Gary has played with several bands, opening for renowned groups such as The Judds, Ronnie McDowell, Doug Kershaw, Charlie Pride, George Jones, Tracy Byrd, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, Willie Nelson and Mark Chesnutt. Also local “Swamp Pop” artists such as Johnny Allen, Warren Storm, Clint West and T.K. Hulen.
Gary’s versatility and broad base of musical knowledge has made him the “all around” drummer that he is today.

GERALD DEAN
Bass Guitar
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Gerald, a Louisiana native, and the bass player for Ridin’ High Band, comes from a family of music. His dad, Jerry Dee performed Swamp Pop for over 40 years and his grandfather, Rickey LeBlue, led a band for over 60 years.
With the help of his uncle, Eddie Shuller of Gold Band Records (the oldest independent label in the U.S.), Gerald has toured with numerous Cajun and zydeco bands. He is proud to have shared the stage with Clint West, Tommy McClain, Lil’ Alfred of Cookie and the Cupcakes, Warren Storm, Charles Mann, Rockin’ Sydney, Ann Goudley, Luv Bug, Wade Richard and the Dowers Brothers. He has also recorded with John Henry III, The Hackberry Ramblers, Herman Ace of The Rockin’ Sydney Band, Barry Badon & Bayou Boys and on the Grammy award winning album by Luv Bug Pellerin.
Gerald’s high energy performances enhances any show by Ridin’ High Band!

MALCOLM BUCKALEW
Lead Guitar
Vocals
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Malcom hails from Southeast Texas and currently lives in Beaumont Music flavored Malcolm’s life at a very early age: from a more than keen interest in his parents’ record collection and a love of the guitar, his identity as a musician and performer was forged early and continued to develop into his teenage years. Throughout these years and into his early twenties, Malcom “earned his stripes” as a guitar player by performing and honing his art at every opportunity.
Malcolm has played with various bands reaching from Houston, TX to Lake Charles, LA and jo

Discography

2010 - DOING TIME IN TEXAS
Just released single - "Too Well To Go To Work"

Set List

No specific set list applies. We play a wide variety of music to suit the gig at which we are performing.