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Bye Bye Smith!

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We’re so sad to say goodbye to our good buddy Mike Smith, who has played drums with us for the past few years. He’s a good guy and a steady drummer, and we’re going to miss him. Mike has decided to head back to school- we had 2 more shows lined up with him, but had to change our calendars due to both Jorge and I getting work on this TV pilot in Dallas. So we don’t even get one last playdate with our pal :-/

We wish Mike all he best out there in this world, and know that we’ll play together again sometime down the road.

And then we’re happy to introduce Michael Bahan to you as our new drummer- Michael has a long list of references- great folks he’s played with: Chadd Thomas and The Crazy Kings, Alvin Crow, The Boss Jaguars, The Third Coast Trio, and he’s also a kick-ass drum teacher with his own studio Cascade Studios in Austin, Texas πŸ™‚

So for now, I’m working on new songs, then will teach them to Jorge, then we’ll share them with the band and work on them throughout May and June, and bring them your way! I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling faces, as always πŸ™‚

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Finally, 2018, Here! We! Go!


After the fiasco with our booking agency and having to pick up the pieces of our calendar and start over again for this year, we’re finally starting to make some headway and are seeing some fun shows cropping up here and there πŸ™‚

We’ll be playing the Kustum Kulture Fest outside Seattle August 17, followed by a private party at Highway 99 Blues Club August19- possibly our last time to play there ever, due to the Viaduct finally coming down…

Then we were just contacted by the good folks at Luckenbach and will be playing another rockin’ car show there date to be revealed soon- those shows are always fun!!

Next, we’re working on a few other festivals around the States, and in the interim, we really are working on new songs for your listening and dancing pleasure! Worry not, Holls, there will be a BBQ soon where you can get a sneak peek listen πŸ˜‰

So until the next time, keep it cool, and we’ll catch you at a show soon RDSH Tour Calendar

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Dallas for a Bit

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Hi friends and family! I’ll be setting down semi-roots in Dallas for the next few months while working on an ABC pilot. If you’re around this area, give me a shout so we can explore D-Town together!

Otherwise, I have a stack of songs I’m working out details on- bridges, intros, etc. and can hardly wait to work on these with the band. And then to bring them to you!

Last year, I was approached by a Grammy award winning producer who asked if we could work together. I’m hoping this next round of songs will bring us together so we can put together another release I can be proud of πŸ™‚ More on that as the year progresses…

I hope everyone is well and thriving and look forward to seeing your bright and shiny faces sometime soon! RD

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