Jim Hedrick- Lead vocals, guitar
Frank De Nigris- Lead guitar, backing vocals
Kent Johnannesen- Bass, backing vocals
Nate Dobas- Drums, backing vocals
Red River Soul is an Acoustic-driven Rock band that proves you can still rock without loud and heavy distortion! Fronted by Jim Hedrick (the lead singer/songwriter) and his acoustic guitar, Red River Soul can not be dismissed as just another Acoustic Rock band. Each member has a diverse list of influences covering many genres. Kent Johannesen provides backing vocals and a unique style of bass guitar. He takes the low end of the rhythm section and effortlessly switches between laid back bass notes to walking lines and funky slap-n-pop.
Frank De Nigris plays electric guitar covering lead and rhythm duites. Adding his own vibe stemming from the Blues, Classic Rock and Jam Rock, Frank blends in sleazy Blues chords with Bluesy feel and passion. Nate Dobas is the director of this four part rhythm section with a degree in Jazz percussion. He plays many styles and different drumming techniques and is a master of the fishca technique.
To best describe them: think of the song -writing style of The Dave Matthews Band, the storytelling themes of Bob Dylan, the Jam/Improvisational feel of The Allman Brothers Band and the passion of Stevie Ray Vaughan. They have built a loyal following since the band was created in 2001. With 30+ original songs written and rehearsed and just as many cover songs, Red River Soul has a lot of entertainment to offer. Their first self-titled CD has earned them "Band of the Month" over at ModernRock.com . The same songs were always be found in the top 40 of the The MP3.com Groove charts and now are featured on many similar mp3 sites. With thier homebase in Connecticut they share their passion with audiences around New England. Red River Soul is not just about original songs, they have a huge catalog of cover songs too. Since finishing that CD, they have written many more original songs and 12 songs have found their way onto their sophomore CD Clam Chowder. Featuring their new line up, these new songs have been road tested and proven winners. In April 2004 these original songs and Red River Souls live act beat out twenty other bands in the S.P.A.D. Management/Guitar Center Battle of the Bands, finishing in first place. Playing around New England, Red River Soul has had the pleasure of jamming at various venues and special performances. Red River Soul draws more fans at every show and they make for a great addition to any clubs roster. Call them today to guarantee fun, profits and new faces in your venues future.
Playing all around New England and New York, Red River Soul has had the pleasure of playing at colleges, many smaller venues and bars, larger venues (like The Webster Theatre in Hartford), festivals, benefit shows and special events like playing at the Yale Bowl for the New Haven Ravens during their 2002 playoff game at home.
Yes, we are a Connecticut based Rock band.
The Allman Brothers Band, The Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Gov't Mule, Stained, 311, Led Zepplin, Korn, Stevie Ray Vaughan,
The Grateful Dead, Metallica, Santana, CCR, The Doors, The Beatles, Dispatch.