The Ghost Riders Country Music Band

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Our Next Gig is on 4/30/2017 at 5 -- Dinner Dance -- Lamm Post Wherle Drive Buffalo, NY -- Open to the publc --- Check out our Gigs Page for complete schedule

The Ghost Riders capture a broad range of music, featuring originals from their four contemporary albums as well as contempory classics. The Ghost Riders show lifts your spirit with drivin’ "Hardcore Country" music with a twang, that makes listeners of all ages want to get out and dance and have fun.

With over 20 years together and 7 albums, they do an average of 130 shows a year and enjoy the opportunity to share their common music experience in many venues across the surrounding countryside, such as Concerts, Festivals, Fairs, Carnivals, Fundraisers, Dance Halls, Clubs, Village Gazebos, Casinos, Roadhouses, and the list keeps growing.

"Wild" Bill McDonald
585 250 2269

"Mild" Bill Pitcher

Wild & Mild Music
P.O. Box 1492
Batavia, NY 14020

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The Ghost Riders Country Music Band

"Wild" Bill McDonald - vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica

One of the dynamic duo who comprise the business organization of the band "Wild & Mild Music". He is also the main songwriter in the group. At this point Wild has been writing and performing his songs for over 35 years, and still the new tunes keep coming.

"Mild" Bill Pitcher - vocals, bass guitar
"Mild" was not always "mild" but time ages some things for the better. Growing up around a strong country music influence playing with his father and brother before even reaching teenage. Now the elder of the group he claims credit for many musical memories.

"Mild" has shared the stage with Chubby Checker, Dr. Hook and his Medicine Show, Rhonda Vincent, Allison Krause and Union Station. Member: National Assoc. of Songwriters.

The Ghost Riders Country Music Band
The Ghost Riders Country Music Band

Jimmy "Steel" Duvall - pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro 
Being the baby in the group is the only thing Jimmy comes last at. His unique style and great playing ability puts him in the middle of any musical crowd. In fact it earned him the label "Steel". His love of country music comes through loud & clear.

Jimmy has shared the stage with, Charlie Daniels, Eddie Rabbitt, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Travis, and many more. Member: International Pedal Steel Guitar Association.

Bob Norton, drummer

Drummin' for 52 years

The Ghost Riders Country Music Band
The Ghost Riders Country Music Band

James "Jimmy" Sweet - vocals, electric guitar

Jimmy is glad to be back with The Ghost Riders. With a 20 year stretch playing bass in the Buffalo area, he also plays piano and writes songs. Jim has shared the stage with many great performers over the years while working with some of Buffalo's finest country groups. Jim looks forward to making many new friends "gigging" with The Ghost Riders.

Jimmy has shared the stage with Dan Seals, Asleep at the Wheel, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lonestar, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Greenwood, Gary Puckett, Lee Ann Womack, Junior Brown, Leroy Parnell.