Thursday, July 10, 2014

Whiskey Hayride July 12th 7:00 PM The Amphitheater at Farnsworth Park




Whiskey Hayride is a
top-notch country and classic rock band known for impressive instrumental
skills and superb vocal harmonies. The careers of its members intertwine over
years and decades, and although Whiskey Hayride was formed only recently in
2013, the band has already played a number of high-profile events and venues,
including the world premiere of the Trace Adkins movie, "The


As a group, Whiskey
Hayride’s players offer a long list of collective credits, having performed
with or opened for many well-known artists. Various Whiskey players have also
been involved in a litany of local and road bands including Daze of Blue,
Riders of the Purple Sage, Sedona, Red Simpson, The Showmen, Big Jay McNeely,
Blades of Grass, Live Oak, Spectrum, Bonita Shortline, Northern Lights, and
Squeeze Play.


Like the others in the
group, Whiskey Hayride founder Mike Johnson (guitar and vocals) has played
music most of his life. Musical cohort Bill Stapley (bass and vocals) is a
seasoned road musician who won several coveted awards while earning his degree
at Cerritos College. Steve Learned (guitar and vocals) has played hundreds of
venues and worked with many well-known artists including Bill Medley. Steve
Swartout (drums) has performed across the US and on USO tours abroad, and
contributed to several film projects including 7th Heaven and Relative
Strangers. Mike Pelzman (keyboards and vocals) was formerly a keyboardist at
Saddleback Church and has played all over the world and accompanied many
well-known artists.

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