Formed in Leixlip Co. Kildare 1989, Rye River Band play a blend of Americana and Folk/Roots standards and original material written by the band's lead singer.
They have performed at Festivals throughout Ireland, Kilkenny Roots, Clifden Arts Week, Dublin Docklands, Dunmore East Bluegrass, Leixlip Salmon, Tullamore Phoenix and toured England and Scotland.
They have a long established residency in the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin on Saturday nights.
In the late eighty’s they performed with the Rolling Stones.
The band has released the following recordings:
- The Wonderful barn CD EP in 1998
- Music from Big Meadow CD album 2006.
- The band released their third recording a live album "Live @ the Brazen Head Dublin" in January 2015.
- In February 2016, the band recorded and released a new original charity single called "That Girl of Mine".
All the proceeds have gone to Dublin Simon Community.
The band are planning to record new original material for general release in early 2017
Pat Burgess: Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Composition
Patsy Treacy: Lead Electric guitars, Composition
Don Knox: Fiddle, Harmonica, Vocals
Eugene Burns: Drums
Michael Smith (Smithy) / Ciaran Brougham: Bass guitar, Vocals