Welcome!

Rock Ridge has been wowing bluegrass audiences for over 9 years in California, and now in the Northwest since founders, Rick and Josie Grant moved to the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon.  Rock Ridge specializes in hard-driving rhythm, stellar vocals and stunning instrumentals. Their repertoire includes traditional and contemporary bluegrass, originals, old-time country and gospel. The band's debut CD, Drifter's Prayer, has received praise and airplay across the US and abroad.  Reviewers say: “This is good, straight-ahead bluegrass!”. “The embodiment of traditionally rooted original songs with bluegrass and gospel standards showcases an unencumbered dedication to the genre that sets them apart from a myriad of similar outfits.” 

Rock Ridge is available for concerts, weddings, corporate & civic events, private parties and music festivals. We love to travel and would love to play for you!

ROCK RIDGE NEWS

Welcome Dale & Suz!! 

With Josie and Rick’s move to Oregon, we decided to focus on an Oregon-based lineup for our Northwest performances and we were fortunate enough to connect with two long-time Oregon bluegrass notables, Dale and Suzanne Adkins. Dale has been a major force in the bluegrass scene both in the Northwest and at a national level as a member of Grammy-nominee Kate MacKenzie’s touring band in the 2000s. Suzanne has been a stately, rock-solid bassist and vocalist in many Northwest groups over the years. We are incredibly excited to be sharing the stage together, so stay tuned for future shows! Not to fear, however, Hal and Jon are still very much in the picture and will still perform with Rock Ridge in California or other locations when they can.  Montana?

Las Vegas Family Bluegrass Festival 

We are super excited to be playing at the Las Vegas Family Bluegrass Festival at the Police Memorial Park in Las Vegas!!  Some great bands from the Western States, bluegrass instrument petting zoo & great food.  Going to be a fantastic day of music & fun in honor of our fallen police officers.

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! 

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