Dr. Dave (vocals/guitar/banjo/fiddle), was recognized in 2023 by the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City. Dave, from McCordsville, IN., holds a doctoral degree in education. He played his first professional show at age 15. "It was a teen dance on a Sunday afternoon. At the end, each guy in the band got $5 and all the girls really liked us. I knew then, this was what I wanted to do."
Favorite All-Time Band: Poco
Musical Influences: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, James Taylor, Earl Scruggs, Garth Brooks, and Keith Urban
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Fishing
Favorite Food: My beautiful wife's (Joanne's) Chili
Dr. Daveism: Having the ability to make people happy through music is a blessing you "must" take advantage of.
George Routh (guitar/vocals), from Mitchell, Indiana, has been rocking stages and dazzling crowds with incredible guitar licks since a very young age. Extremely versatile with dynamic licks for the many styles of music performed by the Dr. Dave Band.
Favorite All-Time Band: Hendrix and the Beatles
Influences: Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Fishing and Family
Favorite Food: Ribeye steak and Blackened Mahi Mahi
Georgeism: "Wow....and we get paid, too"
Ted Fordney (bass/vocals) is a mid-westerner, raised in Manitowoc, WI near Green Bay along the Lake Michigan coast. Life growing up as a teen was all about football and playing rock and blues at local dances with his twin brother Mike and their friends. After completing a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1979, Ted spent 40 years in the international logistics business while making time to play music in many bands across several countries and genres.
Favorite All Time Bands - The Allman Brothers Band and Miles Davis
Influences - 60s/70s Rock, Chicago blues, jazz, fusion, funk, RnB
Favorite Other Interests: Cycling for fitness and following cycling professional tours and ---
Hiawatha living - spending weeks each summer with his wife Sue in Upper Michigan at their cabin, and visiting family and friends
Favorite Food - Asian - after living on the west coast and in Asia for many years we love (and miss) great asian food.
Tedism: It’s all about the thrill of playing great music while hanging with the best of fans!
Jesse Rojas (drums) - A high-energy performer from Brooklyn, NY via Sarasota, FL.
He is versed in various styles of music from country to heavy metal.
Jesse is a hard-driving drummer that enhances everyone's performance on the stage. Jesse toured with Crimson Glory and his bands have headlined many music festivals and have opened for internationally famous acts.
Favorite All-Time Bands: Rush and Dream Theatre
Influences: Neil Peart from Rush
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Traveling/Sporting Events/Movies
Favorite Food: Mom's Puerto Rican home-cooking. The Sofrito Experience!