Cheap Rodeo

Cheap Rodeo started out as a collaboration between Johnny Corlis and Robert “Beast” Best. Both were songwriters and musicians who had come West to chase their dreams of writing and performing country music. Along with Louie Schilling, Ryan Glisan, and Dave Rosser, Cheap Rodeo has saddled up and released our debut studio album.

Cheap Rodeo is a modern Country band that captures the essence of pure story telling and memorable melodies that are the hallmarks of traditional Country music. What makes Cheap Rodeo unique in today’s country scene are the inspired lyrics and the heartfelt vocals, combined with a perfect blend of stand-out-piano and rocking guitars.  Are you ready to get your rodeo on?

Rock of Ages

The Rock of Ages Band performing 4 decades of Rock favorites. Going through Musical History with this band is an amazing trip through time…it’s beyond worth it.

For the rock historian, it also offers an easy chance to re-visit the music of each decade performed live. The Rock of Ages Band one of the most accurate cover bands manage to blend nearly every form of music birthed in the US.

Much has been said of this bands talent, giving fans the chance to parse the decades of Rock with disbelief of their talent. That process also allows fans to see how The Band set precedence for numerous elements of performance and song. The Band seems a direct ancestor to each of these artists and sounds, primarily because of how precise they have captured each Rock groups sound.

The different periods of The music history will have a great impact on you when performed by The Rock of Ages Band.


Barbie Mabee

Ever since I was a baby my mother used to sing me to sleep. One day I told her that I wanted to sing just like her when I grew up. When I was 6, I was put into my first choir, and from there my love for music grew. As my knowledge of singing grew so did my understanding that my mother was completely tone deaf. She couldn’t sing in key for the life of her. It was then that I realized that my father sang like an angel, and I began to admire him and his talent. When I was about 10-11 years old I began doing worship with my dad on Sunday mornings at church. He was the worship leader, so he taught me more and more about music every week. He taught me how to pick out harmonies, and how to Load songs as well. I loved being able to sing along side him, and being able to learn all that he was so excited to teach me. At the age of 14 I began going theater, choir, and continued singing in the church band. At 16 my father passed away from cancer, and from then on music has been one of the main ways that I feel I can still connect to him. It was a passion that we shared. He truly is the reason I am so enamored with music. To me, music is a universal language that can be heard and understood across any cultural boundary. It is something that can connect our hearts to those we love and miss. It is something that can be used to express emotions when there are no words to describe them.  Music is everything.


Justin Honsinger

Music has always been a huge part of my life ever since I was a young boy, I would watch my father Dale Honsinger, standing on the stage singing and playing the music he loved and that music was Country music. My father was always playing with some of the best players. Two of my dad’s friends who he has been playing with for years Steve White AND Al Bruno, became idols to me for their guitar picking ability’s. Both have played with numerous act’s throughout the years and AL was named ACM Guitar payer of the year for several years in a row. Steve White was just inducted into the Bakersfield Hall of Fame. I’ve been blessed for last couple of years to have these players share the stage with me, because there is no one that can play the real Country like the guy’s who molded it. Rick Tucker was very large in Ventura County, with his band. Rick would let me get on stage, with my guitar when I was about four years old. Rick has continued to help me to this day. I’m also blessed to get to work with Steve Hill, Steve has written several hit song’s. The Dessert Rose Band can thank Steve for some of their hits.


The Groove Deluxe

The Groove Deluxe is made up of Tom Brown and Rusty Giesen as a duo of with invited guests.  These two, as a core or with guests bring a medley of songs from all genres of music.  With many years of experience in the music industry they bring a talent that music lovers truly enjoy.  This is a bookable duo or they have many guest musicians which can join in.


Abri Van Straten

Abri was born in South Africa, and grew up in the picturesque city of Cape Town. Both parents were successful authors who encouraged an appreciation of the arts. He first picked up the guitar at the age of ten and never put it down again. He’s been writing songs ever since.

Since completing a degree in music Abri has been the lead singer, song writer and guitarist for the South African rock group, The Lemmings. The group has toured Europe, Scandinavia and most recently the US. The Lemmings have recorded four CD’s and performed over one thousand shows.

“I was greatly influenced by the lyric writers of the 60’s and 70’s like Dylan, Simon and Garfunkle, as well as the Afrikaans writers, friends of my Dad’s, who would often come around to the house to talk about art and literature. I owe them a great debt.”
http://abrivanstraten.com

Pete Anderson

Pete Anderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer and groundbreaking guitarist, who melds blues and country to forge a style all his own.

Long considered one of the world’s best-of-the-best Tele-twangers, musical pioneer Pete Andersonhas never been satisfied with maintaining the status quo. The last 10 years has found Anderson focusing on his solo career – perfecting his craft & honing his musical vision. On “BIRDS ABOVE GUITARLAND” the Detroit native Anderson delivers a set of all-original music — a rich roots music gumbo of blues/funk/swing/country twang with a splash of surf music and a dash of jazz. And TONE — always tone…”

Pete Anderson is most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam, (a little ‘side project’ that wound up helping to change the face of contemporary country music!) whose records he produced/arranged/and played on from 1986-2003 resulting in sales of 25 Million+ recordings.

Lightnin Willie

 Two times California Blues Artist champion Bluesman Lightnin’ Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs, packs the floor—his audience can’t not dance.

A guitarist of impressive facility, a vocalist of coolly stylish authority and a composer of persuasive original blues that both extend and enhance the idiom, Willie’s music has a rare individualistic quality. It is at once airy and full of open space yet also loaded with earthy, intense emotion.

Gary Swan

Gary Swan performed Chopin at his first organ recital at age twelve after two lessons. By the age of sixteen he had already worked every weekend and summer performing professionally and was recognized as a first call keyboard player. His diverse ability and knowledge of music has been utilized by legendary artists like Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, Etta James, Supremes, Pointer Sisters and dozens of others from country music to Rock & Roll. Gary performs with his own band and continues working as a session player with some of Los Angeles top producers providing the classic Hammond organ sound for their projects.

Ronnie Mack

Of  Barn Dance fame, a weekly showcase for big names as well as newer artists living and working around Los Angeles. Moving from the small Little Nashville Club to the world-renowned Club Palomino in North Hollywood, Mack‘s Barn Dance continued to promote California roots music until shortly before the Pal closed for good in 1995. Moving to a new venue at the corner of Hollywood and Vine gave new life to Mack, the show, and the entire scene. Located at Jack’s Sugar Shack, every Tuesday night was a celebration as well as a meeting place for local musicians and those from out of town seeking some great music. Visitors like Connie Smith, Robert Reynolds, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Woodruff were not uncommon in the audience or on the stage.

The Stack of 45’s

The Stack of 45’s, are professional performers who know how to make everyone have a great time! Joe, is from New York, Smitty, is from Memphis, Boom Boom, from Hollywood . The Stack of 45’s is a group of high level musicians and singers that can cover all types of music. Specializing in Doo Wop, Rock -a- Billy, Rock & Roll, and Beyond. The Stack of 45s is like putting your vinyl on the record player… sitting back with your friends… listening, dancing, having fun and enjoying life.

Acoustic Saints

ACOUSTIC SAINTS reinterpret Classic Rock tunes with a moody atmospheric vibe infused with Violin, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, Fretless Bass, exotic percussion and soaring vocals.

Stan Bush – Lead Vocals/ Guitar
Emmy Award winning singer/ songwriter, best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie” which was also released for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Stan has co-written with Jonathan Cain (Journey), Paul Stanley (Kiss) and Jim Valance (Bryan Adams & Aerosmith)
www.stanbush.com

Chuck Wright – Bass/ Backing Vocals
Best known for his work with multi-platinum artists Quiet Riot. His reputation has landed him along such music icons as Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Slash, Greg Allman, John Waite, Pat Travers and many others. Chuck has over 80 Internationally released albums and still continues touring with Quiet Riot.

Rick Sailon – Guitar/ Violin/ Mandolin/ Backing Vocals
As a multi-instrumentalist, Rick has recorded and toured with Laura Brannigan, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Jim Messina (Loggins & Messina), Amy Sky and Marc Jordon. He has worked on a variety of television shows and movie soundtracks. He is also an “in demand” guitar instructor whose students include the legendary John Foggerty of The Credence Clearwater Revival.

Tom Walsh – Percussion
An “in demand” world class drummer/ percussionist, he has worked with such notables as Joe Cocker, Michael Buble, Supertramp, Rod Stewart, Don Felder, and many more.