Rock n' Ridgeview

The 2017 lineup is complete!
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Thursdays in June! 5 shows! Grab your spot on the hill, spread your blanket, grab a bite at the food truck, then just kick back and relax. The band starts at 6:00 pm...come out and rock out!

June 1:

 

Little Walter & the Convictions

(Vintage Rock)

June 8: 

Sun Dried Opossum

(Rock)

June 15:

Jeremy Michael

(Country/Alt-Country/Southern Rock)

June 22:

Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild Hearts

 (Alt-Americana)

June 29:

Hard Swimmin' Fish

(Twisted Vintage Roots)


Little Walter
Little Walter and the Convictions
Since they hit the scene in the summer of 2011, Little Walter & the Convictions have been winning over local fans and critics alike with their live club renditions of the greatest hits of the 60’s rock music scene. From the Animals and the Beatles to the Yardbirds and the Zombies, the music of the 60’s represents for many music fans the zenith of live rock’n’roll, with its infectious garage band beat and mod melodies. Little Walter & the Convictions capture the wonderful magic of live rock’n’roll from the seminal era of the 60’s.

Based in Staunton Virginia, Little Walter and the Convictions are: 

  • Lewis Bagwell, lead Vocalist   
  • Joe Bandish, Bass and Vocals
  • Kip Cook, Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals
  • Rusty Whitesell, Drums and Vocals
  • John Whitfield, Guitar and Vocals
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Sun Dried Opossum
SDO has been a staple on the local and regional music scene since the 90's. Originally formed in 1992, the current lineup has been together since 1996. Since the beginning, SDO has performed their brand of original guitar driven rock-n-roll. With tree studio records and over 1000 live shows under their belt, SDO is seasoned music machine. SDO is live, SDO is rock. Alex Arbaugh & Steve Sutoon both on guitar and vocals, Torrey Patterson on drums, Eric Clinedinst on bass, and Mike "Frick" Martin on percussion.

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Jeremy Michael
Jeremy Michael
Original. Real. Tasteful. Those three words perfectly describe Jeremy Michael's personal style, music and outlook on life. Hailing from Virginia, Jeremy resides in Nashville where he collaborates with some of the top writers on the row. Jeremy's passion for life, having fun and personal stories come out in every song. He’s opened for country artists Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Easton Corbin, Josh Thompson, Danielle Bradbery and Jon Pardi to name a few. Check out Jeremy at an upcoming show!

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Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts

Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild Hearts
Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild Hearts are an ‘Alternative-Americana’ band based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice elegantly juxtaposes the unconstrained raw energy of The Wild Hearts. With over 1,000 songs penned & 10 independent releases, Smith is creating a self-produced legacy that began with his first song at the age of 18.  The music cradles all things ‘Americana’ at heart & at hand without shying away from a truly uninhibited pop sensibility. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Kings of Leon.  

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Hard Swimmin' Fish
Hard Swimmin’ Fish is an ensemble deeply rooted in the traditions of American music. Our down home roots sound pilfers from the best that early American music has to offer including blues, jazz, funk and swing, and churn it all up into a spicy brew that is familiar yet uniquely our own. 

The musical influences and instrumentation of the band seamlessly combine tradition and modernity. Demian Lewis (guitar/vocals) and Waverly Milor (harmonica/vocals) are steeped in blues traditions of the American south. Conjuring the wails of Howlin’ Wolf, RL Burnside and Bukka White, they pen original compositions that harken to an old time blues show. Rooting the ensemble on upright and electric bass is Randy Ball whose unyielding pursuance of the groove has led him to study with luminaries Chuck Rainey and Victor Wooten. The rhythmic engine of the band is Jason Walker. His knowledge of musical traditions from Africa, its extension into the Caribbean, and their culmination in New Orleans in the American drum set, rumbles, growls and speaks in tongues through his cajon (box drum) based contraption set. 

With over two decades of honing our sound Hard Swimmin’ Fish shows are an infectious, danceable, roots music throwdown. Grab your dancing shoes and a partner. We’ll see you on the dance floor


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