Road Hogg And The Rippers
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Road Hogg And The Rippers

Santa Rosa, California, United States | SELF

Santa Rosa, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Cover Band


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"Out On The Town"

Danny Sorentino chases the vibe on an all-night tour of his favorite local spots .
"The good thing," he says, "is that with fewer spots for bands to play, and a higher grade of local talent than you'd get in a lot of other places, you can almost always open up the paper and be able to find a good show somewhere close by."

With that, Sorentino suggests the Twin Oaks, on Redwood Highway near Petaluma, for our next stop.

"Who's playing tonight?" I ask.

"I have no idea," he laughs.

The parking lot of the Twin Oaks is jammed with semis, dozens of pickups and countless motorcycles. Led Zeppelin music oozes from the building's walls. The police sobriety checkpoint just up the road (thanks to which I am now the proud owner of a pamphlet entitled, "We Thank the Sober Driver--We Arrest the Rest") has apparently done little to discourage tonight's attendance.

"Now, if you've never been here before," Sorentino says, "you should know that the Twin Oaks is not a place you go for meaningful conversation. This is a bit of old Sonoma County, a place for country and rhythm and blues music, hard-drinking, have-some-fun music. A'Roma's, now that's a place where you might listen to the lyrics and actually entertain some intellectual notion about them. Here at the Twin Oaks, there's no such thing. People who come in here want to drink hard and they want to have some fun--fast. They want music that fits that vibe. I guarantee that whatever this band turns out to be, they're going to be very, uh, primal."

Clearly enjoying his tour-guide role, he holds the door open. "Welcome to the classic American blue-collar bar! Notice that the pool table is the primary decorative centerpiece, and that there is not one but several television sets, all tuned to sports stations. That one has rodeo!" he marvels. Our fellow patrons are a blend of bikers and dairy farmers, muscle-shirted youths and white-haired old-timers, livestock wranglers and beefy truck drivers. Not a Mohawk in the bunch.

The bartender informs us that tonight's band, currently on break after their first set, are a local group known as Road Hog and the Rippers. Sounds pretty primal to me.

Fifteen minutes later, the band are back from their break.

"Oh God, look at this!" Sorentino says in a low voice. "These guys are perfect!" Road Hogg and the Rippers look exactly like a motorcycle gang. Maybe they are a motorcycle gang, who knows--they're certainly jolly.

"Glad you all made it through the checkpoint," grins lead singer Bob Cuozzo, adding, "Hey! Can someone cut the jukebox, please?"

The Rippers' first tune is a cover of an old Rolling Stones song, and Sorentino hollers, "These guys are great!" After playing an original tune with the refrain "Let's burn it down! Let's burn it down!" they slide into an excellent cover of George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone." A couple of songs later, Sorentino gives me the thumbs up; it's time to move on.

Once outside, he says, "Man! These guys were good. But hey, look at 'em. If they're not good, who's gonna tell them? Not me!"
David Templeton - MetroActive
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"Best of the North Bay 2007"

Voted Best Band
In Sonoma Co.2007 March 21-27-2007 Issue. Bohemian - North Bay Bohemian


Self Titled Ep. Road Hogg And The Rippers
Lp. Titled Whole Lotta Trouble



Road Hogg and The Rippers Band- It's all about making sure everyone is having a Good Time when we play. We love to make people want to get up and dance when they come see us. We have been playing together since 1999 and Enjoy what we do. All the members in the band started playing music at the age of 13 and some of our influences have been bands like , ZZ Top , Rolling Stone , Van Halen , Stevie Ray, and many more great Bands. We have performed at or Aired On some Great Venues.

Bohemians 2007 Best of Northbay (Winner Best Local Band)
107.7 The Bone home town Live on the air with Lamont & Tonelli
96.7 BOB Radio & Epic Speed Works 1st Car Show
96.7 The Tool radio station(Santa Rosa )
90.3 Kmud Radio (Garberville )
CABO WABO CANTINA--(Sammy Hagar’s club in Cabo San Lucas)
505 Mendocino club (Santa Rosa)
Flamingo Hotel( Santa Rosa)
Russian River Brewing Co. ( Santa Rosa)
Ponderosa (Santa Rosa)
El Verano Inn (Sonoma)
BlueMoon Saloon (Sonoma)
Twin Oaks Tavern (Penngrove)
Jasper O Farrell’s (Sebastapol)
New George’s (San Rafael)
Forestville Club (Forestville)
JP’s Club (Willits)
DeSilva’s Bar & Grill (Novato)
Mancuso’s (Novato)
Richmond Park ( Konocti)
Lakeport Sport’s Bowl( Lake Port)
Tradewinds (Cotati)
Spancky’s (Cotati)
Quincy’s pub (Rohnert Park)
Pink Elephant ( Monte Rio)
Marin Rod & Gun Club( annual crab feed )
North Bay Motorcycle Association's 1st and 2nd annual poker runs & Xmas parties
Penngrove Motorcycle Co.’s 1st , 2nd , 3rd and 4th Annual Benefit Runs
Ferrari-Carano Winery -Christmas party (Healdsburg)
Healdsburg High’s 25th Class Reunion
and many private parties.
What sets us apart from other bands is that we Strive hard to make people have a great experiance and enjoy the time they spend with us .