RiverRoadBand

RiverRoadBand

BandCountryRock

The River Road Band is a 5-piece, TOP 40 COUNTRY & ROCK-N-ROLL band with collectively holds over 150 years of musical talent.

Biography

When Johnny first saw The Beatles on tv at age 8, he knew that he wanted to play music. He held on to that dream while he learned to play music. While playing trumpet he learned how to play along with others,but all the while in high school and college, he knew he wanted to play in a band. Just after school, he hooked up with David Mills and helped to form the Willie Moon band which played rock music. Later he worked with other bands until joining The Jesse Yates Band playing trumpet and traveled the highways with Yates for 18 years until Jesse retired from live play. While with Yates he shared with a host of musicians from the area. He also fine tuned his guitar playing and has since put down his horn to concentrate on his guitar and vocals. He has formed other bands like Southbound and One More Time along with Mills. He has opened for Lee Greenwood,Exile,Steve Azar and Brain McComas.

Mike began playing the piano when he was 3 yrs old and the guitar at age 5. Buy the time he was 6, he began playing the piano in Church. Then he started playing the Trombone in the 6th grade Band and went on to the Jr High Band and then the High School Band. "I've loved music all my life" say's Mike. He played in his first ROCK-N-ROLL Band at age 14. He has shared the stage with many Recording Artists, Percy Sledge, Trick Pony, Steve Azar, Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few. Mike say's he comes from a family of musicians. His Mother is currently playing the piano in her Church, His late Grandfather was in a Gospel Band and has several cousins musicians. He's currently playing with THE RIVER ROAD BAND and say's he's having the best time of his life. Mike say's his biggest influence was his late Father who wanted nothing more than for Mike to do something with his music.

I started playing guitar at 7, I would go with my father when he was taking lesson's from a man named Clovis Rodgers. From then I got taught by a man named James Rodgers, Clovis' brother. He taught me the most about the guitar and music. But I taught myself from what I learned from the both of them. James Rodgers played Scotty Moore who played with Elvis. Ive always loved traditional country music, and later discovered Southern Rock music. It's country music with a kick. My biggest thrill came when my oldest took to music. He learned to play drum's and he and I got the chance to share the stage together. No words can express my feelings about that. My favorite guitar players are Allen Collins, Dave Lubec, Peter Frampton, and Brent Mason. My biggest influience was my dad who said, "IF YOU ARE GONNA PLAY MUSIC PLAY FROM THE HEART OR DONT PLAY AT ALL"
"Wait for me in the light dad, till I see you again"
Jimmy H. Hardin Sr. 9/21/44 - 5/9/06

David Griffin musical stylings are borrowed from influences like Larry Graham, Otiel Burbridge, Michael Anthony, Cliff Williams, Jaco Pastorius and Tony Levin. When not playing on stage as part of an opening act, he is often seen in a sound crew in the Memphis area, running sound for acts such as, Tone Loc, Clarence Carter, Molly Hatchet, David Allen Coe, Rare Earth, Spencer Davis, Room Full of Blues, Showtime Boxing, & Don King Boxing.

Bubba Dye's bio will be coming soon.

Discography

The River Road Band is currently colaborating on their debut album.

Set List

3 A.M - MATCHBOX 20
ACT NATURALLY - BUCK OWENS
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - BILL WITHERS
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG - THE TEMPTATIONS
ALLRIGHT NOW - FREE
AMARILLO BY MORNING - GEORGE STRAIT
ANGEL EYES - JEFF HEALEY BAND
ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT - SAM COOKE
BAREFOOTIN' - ROBERT PARKER
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - CHARLIE RICH
BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE - BROOKS AND DUNN
BORN ON THE BAYOU - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER
BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - SAM COOKE
BROKENHEARTSVILLE - JOE NICHOLS
BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
CAN'T YOU SEE - MARSHALL TUCKER
COCAINE - ERIC CLAPTON
COME A LITTLE CLOSER - DIERKS BENTLEY
DESPERADO - THE EAGLES
DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES - KEITH WHITLEY
DRIFT AWAY - UNCLE KRACKER / DOBIE GRAY
FAMILY TRADITION - HANK WILLAMS JR
FAST AS YOU - DWIGHT YOAKUM
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE - BAD COMPANY
FOLLOW ME - UNCLE KRACKER
GIMME SOME LOVIN' - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
GIMME THREE STEPS - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
GIVIN' IT UP - DELBERT McCLINTON
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