Lead Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Played music in and around Seattle area for over 30 years in
way to many bands - mostly names nobody recognizes except the
band "Smokin' Gun". Smokin' Gun was together for 9
years, recording 3 albums, which garnered awards from the Washington
Blues Society for Best Album and best male vocalist. This band
was an original as well as covered southern blues rock as well
as many Allman Brothers songs .....Music is something that I
have always had a lot of fun with, way to much fun.
To old to care but not to old to rock!
John is a seasoned musician who has played the Seattle music
scene for many years. Finess and distinctive style both in stage
presence and playing. Allman Brothers music has been on Johns
music list all his career so to be in a band that is a tribute
to them is only right...
More of John's Bio will be added soon..
Ed - Guitar, Vocals.
Whenever he's not busy sticking it to the man, he's an equipment
loader extraordinaire. Formed with a group in, oh what was it,
1972? Grew up in Adak, Astoria, San Francisco and Mountlake Terrace.
Spent his teenage years going to shows at the Fillmore West and
the Cow Palace. Knows a bunch of those weird jazz chords but doesn't
force them on anyone. OVER SIX AND A HALF FEET TALL!!! Plays some
sweet little solos with those big ol' fingers. Would give you
the shirt off his back, but it probably wouldn't fit.
Lead & Background Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica, Accordion
Hi Folk's, A lot of you know me but for those
who don't, I've played many different styles of music over the
years. Rock, Blues, Funk, Soul, Country, even some folk music
are just some of the styles of music that I have performed. Born
and raised in the Northwest, I've played key's for Charles White
Band for a decade or so and have been on many recording's with
local artist's. I also own and operate Laughing Dog Recording
Studio (my second favorite thing). Influence's; Irving Berlin,
Leon Russel, Clapton, Ray Charles, Elmore James, Willie and Merle.
You can hear them every time I play. Sooo......I've played all
over the world, but I still love coming home to my roots and playing
for all my friend's & fan's the best!......RolfE-mail Rolf
Dick started playing bass guitar at the age of
15, when he joined his friend's band, "Blue Steel",
playing parties and dances. In the 70's, 80's and 90's he was
in many different blues and rock bands; "Reflex", Prisim",
"Liner", "The Richmond Beacher's" and "The
Nightcreepers", to name just a few, and he toured the midwest
with the rock band "North Star". He most recently worked
with "One Way Out", another Allman Bros Tribute Band.
His early influences include Jack Bruce, Tim Bogart, Barry Oakley,
John Paul Jones, and bands like the early "Kinks", "
Jimi Hendrix", " Jeff Beck", " Rush",
and any of the "Power Trios" past and present.
By joining the very talented players of "Ramblin' Band",
he's looking to rekindle the soulful blues rock passion of the
"Allman Bros Band".
Bill Brammer - Drums
My love of drumming started at the age of 7 when I joined a marching
band.By 14 I was 1st snare drummer. Junior High I joined a band
called the Pied Pipers which had some good exposure. At 19 I started
playing the bars scene and found my way to L.A. doing some studio
work for commercials and working with Warren Zevon on his first
album with Columbia Records. Then back to Seattle to play with
a group called Brave New World. Later went on to play with local
groups such as Shaker w/Diane Powell, The Factory, Smokin' Gun
to name a few. The music that I loved most was always in the southern
blues rock type, so it was only natural for me to become a part
of the tribute to the Allman Brothers band "Ramblin' Band".
Many of the musicians in this band have been my band mates in
other projects over the years. There is a lot of musical history
in this band of professional and quality musicians.