Indiana Boys

Indiana Boys


Ever heard of John Prine, Tom Petty or Alabama? Well, stick their sound in a blender and you've got the Indiana Boys! Homegrown in the hollers and creeks in Southern Indiana. A little Bluegrass, Rock n' Roll & Country!


The Indiana Boys started out life in 2004 as a rotating ensemble of musicians, centered around singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dick Gist. The band evolved through various permutations, finally crystallizing around Dick and a talented young vocalist and songwriter named Kenan Rainwater. With Dick's encouragement, the two slowly assembled a body of original music that they would perform with regular help from bassist Dan Bilger and mandolin virtuoso Barry Todd.

Kenan began pestering his long-time friend, banjo player Joe Bolinger, to open Pandora's box and let him perform some of the original songs that Joe had written over the years and had stored in various (literal) shoe boxes in his house. This lead to Joe eventually joining the band as a songwriter, banjo player, and occasional backup vocalist.

Finally, with this core group of Dick, Kenan, Joe, Barry, and Dan, the band felt complete.

With a wide range of influence from John Prine, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, U2, Grateful Dead.....(lots more) we like to take the sounds we hear, try to imitate them and add our Southern Indiana Flavor to get the Indiana Boys sound.

In 2012 the Indiana Boys shared the stage with the likes of the Traveln' McCourys, Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band, Rascal Flats, Little Big Town, Tim Grimm, Jason Wilbur & the Rumpke Mountain Boys; just to name a few. Being based in Brown and Monroe Counties in Indiana, the IBs' traveled as far as South Bend, the Indiana State Fair, the John Hartford Memorial Festival, and Klipsch Music Center to entertain crowds. With the release of "Muddy Boots" in March and "October Nights" in September the IBs have grown a strong supportive fan base. In 2013 the they are planing to go back into Farm Fresh Studios to record their third album of original material. Influenced by their surroundings, families, and experiences on the road this next album is sure to be one you don't want to miss out on. & You can see us June 15th at Klipsch Music Center with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers!

Do you need entertainment for an event, house concert, or think the Indiana Boys would work well in your venue? Click on contact page and send us a message!

Looking forward to seeing you in 2013!


March 2012-Muddy Boots (radio play with WFHB, Bloomington; KORN Country, Columbus, Indiana)
Sept 2012-October Nights(WFHB & KORN Country)
Jan 2013-"EP"
July 2013-"untitled album"

Itunes, Spotify, & Pandora (coming soon)

Set List

We typically play 95% original material

So a typical set list would include, but not be limited to

Hadza (medly into)
Concrete Town
(break for tuning & introduction)
Sleepless Night (medly into)
Turn the Page
The Crows
Long Hard Road
(break for tuning & a crowd interaction)
Lama Mnt Blues
Let it Rock

(intermission if applicable)

The wine and the wrath
October Nights
(tune & crowd interaction)
No Soul Left
Sugar Momma Trophy Wife
Corn Surfer
Dance On
Sweet Revenge

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