Crazy old guys playing crazy old music - or rather, an eclectic mix of classic rock, blues, and alt-rock spanning the past few decades, with some original tunes sprinkled in. Riversyde's shows are always upbeat, funky and rockin.


They're not kids anymore, though most of them were at one time or another. They are, however, all long-time musicians with day jobs and a mutual love for playing good-time classic rock, funky blues and all kinds of other stuff.

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, Riversyde has played conferences, clubs and special events across the state from Point Clear to Tuscaloosa since forming in 1998.

Chris "Hollywood" Burge has been playing guitar since he was old enough to bite his own fingernails. Touring across the Southeast throughout the 80s in the seminal professional garage band Gibralter, Chris honed a style that's 2 parts Toy Caldwell, 1 part Stevie Ray Vaughan, 3 parts Billy Gibbons and a yet-to-be-determined quantity of Eric Clapton. This makes Chris one of the few 6-plus part players in the greater Montgomery metropolitan area!

Doug Freeland, frontman and father figure, began singing in acoustic folk trios in 1972 before migrating to full country/Southern rock bands on vocals and harp. Doug picked up his first guitar in the 80s but immediately put it down again. Since teaming with Chris in 1997, however, he's developed a unique spaz guitar style that fills in the gaps whenever Chris and B.J. are dueling. Bitten by the funky blues bug in 90s, he has yet to find a cure.

Drummer Larry Morrow is among Montgomery's most sought-after percussion men.


Collectively speaking, Riversyde owns thousands of singles and albums by some of the best known artists of the past century.

Their own first EP release of all original material, the eponymous titled "Riversyde EP" is expected to be released in June 2007.

Set List

Riversyde's shows can be arranged in sets of three or four. Opening sets are generally a bit on the mellow, blusier side, with subsequent sets more raucous and rocking.


Waitin on the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago
Rocky Mountain Way
Hard to Handle
Ciminin Girl
Mary Jane's Last Dance
You Really Got Me
Just What I Needed
Play That Funky Music, Caucasian Fellow
Brick House
Funk #49
Wicked Game
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love
Feel Like Makin Love
Simple Man
Night Moves
My Head's in Mississippi
Crazy Little Thing Called Bob
Born 2 B Wild
Roadhouse Blues
Secret Asian Man
One Way Out
Before You Excuse Me
Stormy Monday
Hug You Squeeze You
Standing On Shakey Ground
I'll Be Lovin You
Heart o'Gold
Tupelo Honey
Already Gone
Two Tickets to Paradise
Come Back 2 Bed
Good Luv is on the Way
Black Magic Woman
Feelin Alright
My Girl
Use Me
Mustang Sally
All Over Now
Knockin' on Heavens Door