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The Doo Wah Riders

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 8:00pm



Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Preserving The Heritage of American Country Music since 1978, there truly has been no other band like the Doo-Wah Riders. For over 40 years they have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west and across the globe. They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, fired up by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original approach. Defined by their sound… “high energy country with a Cajun twist“, The Doo-Wah Riders’ ultra-tight musicianship and unique arrangements of classic and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go!

The Doo-Wah Riders are unique, plain and simple. For over 40 years they have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout The West and beyond. Possessing the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, and fired by a love for what they do, The Doo-Wahs are real country, with a unique, original sound. They define their sound as “high energy country with a cajun twist”. Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic, contemporary, and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go.

The Doo-Wah Riders have appeared in concert with: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Billy Currington, Old Dominion, Alabama, Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Chris LeDoux, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Alison Krauss, The Judds, Tracy Lawrence, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Asleep at the Wheel, Jodee Messina, Randy Travis, Montgomery-Gentry, Diamond Rio, Neal McCoy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Leann Rimes, John Denver, K.D. Lang, Mark Chestnutt, Jo-El Sonnier, The Statler Bros., Jerry Jeff Walker, and Joan Jett. In addition to being artists in their own right, they have served as a backup band for Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels, George Jones, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis,Glen Campbell, Deanna Carter, Bryan White, Billy Ray Cyrus, Neal McCoy, Lee Ann Womack,Martina McBride, Mark Wills, Chad Brock, Clay Walker, Rick Trevino, Moe Bandy, Aaron Tippin, Doug Supernaw, Shelby Lynn, and country legends Leroy Van Dyke, and Stonewall Jackson.

The Doo-Wah Riders recorded with Byron Berline on his Grammy-nominated CD, “Fiddle and a Song”. The band appeared in the movie “Basic Instinct”, starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. They were featured doing one of their own songs, “Glowing in the Ashes”. They appeared on TNN’s “Prime Time Country” and on the prime time television Dick Clark Production “Will You Marry Me?”.

They have been the featured entertainment at The Grammys, The Academy of Country Awards, Disneyland (California), Walt Disney World (Florida), Disneyland (Paris), Equiblues (France), Mayfest (Germany), Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest, Stagecoach Festival (2015), PBR (Las Vegas), Country Thunder (AZ, WI, & TX), Gruene Hall, The Wildhorse Saloon (Nashville, TN), Pleasure Island (Florida), Sea World, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, The World Premiers of Toy Story 1 & 2, Cars, as well as numerous fairs, festivals, night clubs and casinos throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Kenny Lee Benson: Keyboards, Accordion, Harmonica, Vocals

Al Bonhomme: Guitars, Vocals

Aaron Castilla: Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals

Freddie Johnson: Bass, Vocals

Peter Kaye: Drums




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