Riverview Ramblers

Riverview Ramblers


The Riverview Ramblers are one of the hottest bluegrass groups to hit New York's Capital District Region in recent years. Based near Albany, the Ramblers play a variety of tunes ranging from straight-ahead bluegrass to newgrass and a few things in between.


It really began in the Adirondack Mountains a few years back when Bill and Gene hammered out "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" for the first time around a raucous campfire. There's nothing quite like the sound of acoustic guitar and banjo under a clear night sky amid the pines and hardwoods surrounding Lake George. Thus began the Riverview Ramblers... so named because at one point they all lived in some proximity to Riverview Road, overlooking the Mohawk River in upstate New York (near Albany, Schenectady, Troy).

The Ramblers play a variety of tunes including traditional bluegrass, newgrass, originals, and recognizable covers. Their high energy performances feature vocal harmonies, blistering solos, and enough variety to please audience members of all ages. They have steadily built an excellent local following and have appeared regularly at noted venues such as The Van Dyck (legendary jazz club) and at the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series. This is accessible bluegrass music... full of warmth, spontaneity, and camaraderie!


First Harvest (2005) - Available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com/riverviewramblers

Set List

The Riverview Ramblers perform up to 3 one-hour sets. The setlist includes a variety of bluegrass, newgrass, original tunes, and recognizable covers. Our shows are high energy with good pacing. Current setlists include:

Carolina in the Pines (Michael Martin Murphey)
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
Railroad Line (Gibson Brothers)
Dixie Breakdown (instrumental)
The Open Road (Gibson Brothers)
Wayfaring Stranger (traditional)
Daniel Prayed (traditional, Patty Loveless)
Roll, Mohawk, Roll (original by Dale Wade-Keszey)
Foggy Mtn Breakdown (Earl Scruggs, Flatt and Scruggs)
Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones)
Steam Powered Aeroplane (John Hartford)
Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney / Ricky Nelson)
Get in the Wind (Newgrass Revival)
Acony Bell (Gillian Welch)
Mountain Song (Gibson Brothers)
You Plant Your Fields (Newgrass Revival)
Midnight Moonlight (Peter Rowan, Old and In the Way)
Appalachian Rain (Seldom Scene)
Delia's Gone (traditional, Waylon Jennings)
Sun Broke (original by Dale Wade