Rock Ridge is a bluegrass band from N. California.  Their performances and recorded material include traditional & contemporary bluegrass, some originals, old time country, and gospel music with top notch vocals and instrumentation. The band's debut CD, Drifter's Prayer, has received praise and airplay across the US and abroad.  Rock Ridge is available for weddings, corporate & civic events, private parties and music festivals. 

Drifter's Prayer

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    From Now On 03:27
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    Won't You Come and Sing For Me 03:25
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    Tom Dooley 03:33
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    Hills A'Callin' Me 02:40
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    Quiet My Love 02:50
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    Cold Blue Heart 03:03
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    Happy I'll Be 02:31
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    Would You Love Me 03:24
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    Carolyn the Teenage Queen 03:12
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    Drifter's Prayer 03:38


Regional Land Trust Harvest Dinner 

This annual event is one of our favorites to play at.  This year it was again at the lovely Llano Seco Ranch about 10 minutes from our home!  The evening was magical with a warm wind, an amazing sunset and lightning flashing around us.  The Regional Land Trust is a great organization, the food was amazing, wine from Bertagna & Long Creek wineries, local beer from Sierra Nevada and gluten free beer from Eckert Malting & Brewing

The HideOut 

We played at a wedding up in Kirkwood at an amazing venue called The HideOut!  What a beautiful place!  The owners have gone all out with a huge log lodge for the wedding party (sleeping 20) including a gourmet kitchen and chef's kitchen if you happen to bring one with you, a separate home built for the parents and families with small children, a c. 1850 saloon with additional lodging as well as a large open air barn and catering kitchen for the reception.  There is a ceremony site that is rustic and perfect.  Oh, did I not mention the lake in front of the lodge?  And above that is a 20 person jacuzzi built right into the side of the granite.  We had a blast!

Weddings & Parties 

Lost Whale Inn - Trinidad, CA

It has been far too long since I've tended to our site... but that is good I suppose because it means that we've been really busy!  Not only in our personal lives, but as a working band we have been working hard and enjoying ourselves tremendously!  We've played at several weddings and parties this year and have learned A LOT of new songs, some of which were far outside of the bluegrass genre... jazz, funk, soul, R&B & 80's pop!  Check out our photos to see a few of the venues that we worked at this year! 

Nice Place for a Wedding! 

A barn built just for Katie & Steven's wedding celebration!  Rock Ridge played for their ceremony - first dance, it rained, but that didn't stop these folks for having a fabulous evening!  It was awesome working together with Stephanie Teague Events.  Looking forward to playing next weekend at the Tehama District Fair!

Hellman-Erhman Mansion 

We had the great pleasure of playing at a wedding held at the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Lake Tahoe last weekend.  If you have not driven up for a tour of this gorgeous piece of CA history, you must!  I think we will.  The Rainbow Connection, which we learned for their ceremony processional, was a big hit!  Who would have thought that I'd get to play one of my favorite songs from childhood for this lovely couple?  They even asked us to play it again for their first dance together... so sweet those two :)  We wish you both, Alan & Liz, the very best in your future together!  Take a second to look at the beautiful pictures that Teresa K Photography took of the wedding.  She is an amazing photographer and a really easy going sweet person.  If you have a wedding coming up, do consider her, she is out of Folsom, CA.


Well, we've had a little break from performing in August.  Our daughter Azure & Hal's son Skyler are starting their first year of college and there is a lot to getting them moved in and settled!  Not to mention waiting for the impending departure which I found pretty brutal...  Jon & Gina have begun a huge project remodeling their home, you all know how that is...  I think that everyone is adjusting to the new routine (and "empty nest") and Rock Ridge is gearing up for a busy September & October with performances every weekend.  We are very much looking forward to seeing bluegrass friends at the Eagle Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Tracy, Jake's Brown Barn & the CBA campout which we will be playing at.  Hope everyone had a great summer aside from missing Strawberry, enduring smokey conditions & waiting/hoping that the fire will end and that the fire fighters will be safe.  Happy Fall!

Long Creek Winery 

We played at an event, actually the first event, at the Long Creek Winery last weekend. Such a beautiful setting with a pond behind the stage  that is open for fishing, large grassy area under huge oaks, local food & excellent wine, and of course music!  We couldn't have gotten luckier with the weather, warm & clear, perfect.  Toby & Jenn & The Bertagnas will certainly be holding more events soon, so please keep an ear open and plan to bring the family out!  They also raise certified organic miniature cattle so you know where to go for your beef!  We can vouch for the quality, absolutely tasty and healthy eating! 

Local Venues 

We played at two local events yesterday and for the first time got to play with both Victor and Hal!  What fun, they traded off playing banjo and what a treat to hear Hal play guitar and Victor play mandolin.  I have to say they are equally as talented on those instruments!  There is an event happening this weekend called the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend.  You can buy a ticket and then tour all of the local wineries and farms in our area.  We got to play at the Long Creek Winery in Oroville.  Really beautiful place surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards.  The wine wasn't bad too so we went in on a case ;)  Later in the day we played for the N. California Regional Land Trust's Harvest Dinner, food by Blush Catering.  Delicious and a beautiful event under huge oaks at the Llano Seco Ranch

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