The "Bakersfield Sound"...that's what "Bakersfield Bound" is all about! Songs by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, etc.,, as well as some lively West Coast country rock by The Byrds, The Desert Rose Band, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, etc.
Lead vocalist Wayne "Wildcard" Miller, former leader of the renowned California country rock band "Country Roots", knows first hand what the "Bakersfield Sound" is all about! Composed of elite veteran musicians, "Bakersfield Bound" delivers sharp instrumentation with tight vocal harmonies that will get your guests up and out on the dance floor!
Bakersfield Bound did a wonderful job at our event this fall. They had our group up and dancing and having a good time! Wayne was easy to coordinate with and very professional. I would definitely recommend them for your event!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
WAYNE "WILDCARD" MILLER - Band leader, lead vocals, guitar, and mandolin
Wayne Miller is from an old California family, and is the "real deal" when it comes to California country music and the "Bakersfield Sound". Wayne was widely known as one of the top country singers in Southern California.
For several years Wayne was a vocalist for the popular California country rock band "Red Hot Roosters" before forming the critically esteemed country rock band "Country Roots" in 2007. "Country Roots" was comprised of top California country musicians and performed in Las Vegas, opened for famous country acts at major venues, and performed throughout the Southern California "honky tonk" scene. Wayne was the leader, "frontman" and lead vocalist of "Country Roots" for seven years.
After relocating to Indianapolis, Wayne formed "Bakersfield Bound" from highly experienced country musicians as a homage to the "Bakersfield Sound" and California country.
KIM GRADOLF - Lead guitar and vocals
Kim Gradolf started playing guitar at the age of 11. His guitar heroes are Marty Stuart, John Jorgenson, James Burton, and Clarence White, among others. Kim is a veteran of various bands throughout the years, including the popular south Indiana band "The Broken Arrow Band".
Kim Gradolf has got the "chickin' pickin'" style of Bakersfield lead guitar playing down pat! Kim is also a solid vocalist.
BOBBY BURNS - Electric Bass and Vocals
Bobby is a highly experienced and versatile bassist, and a fine vocalist as well. Bobby has been in various bands in Indiana and south Georgia for over 30 years.
Bobby is a great lover of "The Bakersfield Sound".
GENE TRUEBLOOD - Pedal Steel Guitar
Gene is widely recognized as one of the top pedal steel players in the Midwest. Gene has vast performing experience, and his hot pedal steel licks sound straight out of a Bakersfield honky tonk!
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Country Dance Night, Alexandria, IN Eagles|
|July 06, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3 Musician Performance - Chateau Thomas Winery|
|September 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3 Musician Performance - Chateau Thomas Winery|
|November 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3 Musician Performance - Chateau Thomas Winery|
Past Booked Events
|February 24, 2018–February 25, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||"Greetings From Bakersfield"|
|February 03, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||"California Country", Boot City Opry, Terre Haute|
|December 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||3 Musician "unplugged" performance|
|September 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 29, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Sporting Event|
|July 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Food Truck Fridays, Bloomington. Indiana|
|June 17, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Sporting Event|
|May 27, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|April 22, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Zeke's Club 39, Lebanon, IN - Country Music Night|
|February 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm||Radio Radio "3rd Annual Buckeroo Bash"|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|September 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|July 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Food Truck Fridays|
|July 02, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:45pm||Corporate Party|
|July 01, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:45pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|June 18, 2016–June 19, 2016 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||3 Musician "unplugged" performance|
|May 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Food Truck Fridays, Bloomington. Indiana|
|May 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|April 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Triple Play BBQ at The Pavilion, Franklin, Indiana|
|December 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|November 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|October 16, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moose Lodge #17, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Hoedown Party, Noblesville, Indiana|
|October 10, 2015||House Party|
|October 08, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|October 08, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||IU MBA Dinner Dance, Bloomington, Indiana|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Porsche Club Pig Roast, Logansport, Indiana|
|September 09, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Toyota Forklift Convention, Indiana Convention Center.|
Streets of Bakersfield - Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
One More Last Chance - Vince Gill
The Bottle Let Me Down - Merle Haggard
Truck Drivin' Man - Buck Owens
Tulsa Time - Don Williams
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - Dwight Yoakam
Liza Jane - Vince Gill
Hello Trouble - Buck Owens
Nobody But You - Blake Shelton
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
Wrapped - George Strait
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Branded Man - Merle Haggard
Don't Think Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings
Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Together Again - Buck Owens
Life In Prison - Merle Haggard
Six Days On The Road - The Flying Burrito Brothers
Little Sister - Dwight Yoakam
Hickory Wind - Gram Parsons
Two More Bottles Of Wine - Martina McBride
Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Stay Here And Drink - Merle Haggard
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
A Crying Shame - The Mavericks
A Little Less Talk, A Lot More Action - Toby Keith
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Big City - Merle Haggard
Honky Tonk Song - BR5-49
Your Still On My Mind - from The Byrds "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" album
It Won't Hurt - Dwight Yoakam
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
She's Crazy For Leavin' - Rodney Crowell
Juanita - The Flying Burrito Brothers
Gone, Gone, Gone - from the movie "Crazy Heart"
Still Doin' Time - George Jones
Hearts Are Gonna Roll - Hal Ketchum
Tiger By The Tail - Buck Owens
I Still Believe In You - The Desert Rose Band
Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
Crazy Arms - Ray Price
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - from the Byrds "Sweetheart of the Radio".
Powderfinger - Neil Young
|Wayne "Wildcard" Miller||Frontman, lead vocals, and guitar|
|Kim Gradolf||Lead guitar and vocals|
|Doug Wimer||Electric bass and vocals|
|Tom Lindmar||Drums and vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Desert Rose Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Neil Young.
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