Rock Ridge, originally from Northern CA, is a traditional bluegrass band in Oregon with some contemporary arrangements, originals, old time country & gospel music with top notch vocals and instrumentation. The band's debut CD, Drifter's Prayer, has received praise and getting airplay across the US and abroad. They are in the studio working on their 2nd recording set for a September 2018 release. Professional entertainment for your wedding ceremony, reception or event!
The Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band was a major reason my daughter's wedding was such a fabulous event. I was initially skeptical, but from the beginning of their performance all doubt evaporated. They are not only very talented but thoroughly professional in every way. As background sound they were not in any way intrusive; their music was well chosen and suited the atmosphere to a tee. As the primary music for the ceremony itself and the reception afterward, they were a pure delight. Their rendering of "Rock Me Momma" to which the newly-weds danced the first dance was for me the highlight of the reception. Josie's voice is absolutely beautiful; her intonation and interpretation of the music were perfect. I was able to speak with a couple of the band members and was struck with their genuine friendliness and their love for what they do as musicians. I highly recommend them.
Price Range: $400 - 4,000
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
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!
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 Oregon and when not playing bluegrass she works as a food & portrait photographer.
Rick Grant lives in Oregon 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 Oregon. 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.
Hal Horn Lives in Elk Grove with his wife & two kids. He's one of the finest banjo players & singers on the West coast, you may have seen him with Ron Spears & Within Tradition a few years back. Hal plays banjo & guitar and sings in the band.
Additional Booking Notes
Our band can perform acoustically or with sound reinforcement. We supply our own sound equipment for your event if needed.
|Josie Grant||Vocals Guitar|
|Rick Grant||Vocals Fiddle Mandolin|
|Jon Schaffer||Vocals Bass|
|Hal Horn||Vocals Banjo Guitar|
|Victor Skidanenko||Vocals Banjo Mandolin Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, AKUS
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