Josie Grant sings lead and harmony vocals and plays a strong rhythm guitar for Rock Ridge. She provides the cut-above, gripping talent in bluegrass vocal sound with a tone, expression and powerful performance that makes her a standout among California's top bluegrass vocalists. She's originally from Long Beach, CA and now lives in Durham, CA and when not playing bluegrass she works as a photographer.
Rick Grant lives in Durham, CA and has been playing music since he was a child in Modesto, CA. He has a background in band, classical music, funk and gypsy jazz. He later discovered bluegrass and has become one of the finest bluegrass fiddle and mandolin players out here. He delivers powerful goose bump rendering harmony vocals and writes and arranges many of the songs for the band. He makes his living writing software.
Jon Schaffer is from Modesto, CA and now lives in Durham, CA. He sings rock solid lead and harmony vocals and keeps the band moving steady with his unrelenting sense of timing on the upright bass. He writes many songs for the band, including the title song for their recording, Drifter's Prayer. Jon is a manager at Fed Ex in Durham.
Victor Skidanenko is a young rising talent in California. He is from San Jose, CA and is one of the finest banjo players on the west coast. He was nominated for both banjo and mandolin player of the year by the NCBS and selected to teach banjo at the CBA camp prior to the Father's Day Festival. He sings lead and harmony vocals and plays pretty much everything with strings, adhering to bluegrass' traditional style. Victor makes his living teaching and playing music.
Josie Grant: Vocals Guitar
Rick Grant: Vocals Fiddle Mandolin
Jon Schaffer: Vocals Bass
Victor Skidanenko: Vocals Banjo Mandolin Guitar
Hal Horn: Vocals Banjo Guitar
Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, AKUS
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 300 minutes
Rock Ridge works hard to meet the needs of our clients. With clear communication from the beginning, all of the details for our part of your event will go smoothly and we're also very flexible in case something changes. Our job is to make sure your guests are happy with our top notch bluegrass vocals & instrumentals and warm friendly stage presence! We've got the best bluegrass talent in the state of California, love what we do and look forward to playing at your event!
Access to power if we are setting up sound
Our band can perform acoustically or with sound reinforcement. We supply our own sound equipment for your event if needed.
Past Booked Dates:
08-25-2012 — Wedding Lake Tahoe, CA
08-04-2012 — Private Party Glen Elen, CA
07-18-2012 — Private Event Menlo Park, CA
06-23-2012 — Wedding, Chico, CA
06-14-2012 — Father's Day Bluegrass Festival Grass Valley, CA
04-21-2012 — California Nut Festival Chico, CA
03-24-2012 — Bustolini's Chico, CA
02-04-2012 — Cafe Flo Chico, CA
Available for Your
Bar/Lounge, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Parade, Private Party, Reunion, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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