THE BAND Booking Email: | Phone: 262-719-4160
The Genesee Ridge Bluegrass band finds their home in the Lake Country area of Waukesha County stretching a bit into Milwaukee County. Every one of its members is dedicated to moving bluegrass and old time music forward and keeping strong the acoustic instrumentation of the genre.
All four of these musicians had been playing for many years in other bands but when they joined together back in 2012 they found heartfelt and genuine vocals were well balanced and provided a sweet traditional blend. Their style focuses on a mix of contemporary and traditional bluegrass covers with a few unparalleled originals. Enjoy the hard-driving instrumentals and tight four-part harmonies of Genesee Ridge.
The Genesee Ridge Bluegrass Band is available for all types of occasions: concerts, fundraiser, parties, festivals, special events, etc.
BRUCE ROYAL KING
bass - lead vocals
Bruce is an accomplished musician on many instruments but focuses on the bass for the band. His sweet high tenor voice adds a sense of innocence to our
harmonic sound. He is a graduate of Ripon with a music performance - teaching degree.
mandolin - lead vocals
When Rich Schwartz hit the 40-year mark, his mid-life crisis kicked in and he built his first mandolin. This started him down the path of Bluegrass, folk, old-time, and Celtic music. Rich adds a rich (pun intended) bass and full roundness to our sound.
guitar - lead vocals
Ruth had been making music since she was 7 years old beginning with the piano, and then later in 8th grade when she purchased her first guitar. She has always had a fondness for Bluegrass music. She lends a full baritone and tenor sound depending on the need.
banjo - lead vocals
Joshua Stewart was raised primarily in the New England area
playing the banjo in high school. After his exposure to Bluegrass around the same time he soon found himself playing in several local bands. Joshua adds a gentle melodic sound as either
a baritone or tenor.