Randy, Jeff, and Steve have been playing together for…well, a very long time. Their musical adventures have covered a broad expanse of the landscape - pop, country, blues, folk, all of it well-steeped in traditional American expression. From their first forays into powerful three-piece blues on Live in Ireland to the front-porch jingle-jangle of Ignorance in Action to their full-circle return to smoky electric muscle on Excessive Sobriety, Red Rabbit produces potent grant-and-ask-no-quarter rock and roll. This isn’t background music: this is music to live, love, laugh, and weep to. For more of the band's beginnings, see The Hare's Tale.
The current Red Rabbit entourage is (alphabetically): Randy Bryant, Molly Herner, Susan Herner, Jeff Purvis, Steve Raymond, and Dennis Sturdevant. This is a collection of talented musicians that have performed and recorded professionally for many, many years – with each other and a wide variety of other bands and musicians. How did this group find each other? While Randy, Steve and Jeff were recording their Excessive Sobriety album they enlisted the talents of Dennis, Molly and Susan for several of the tracks….and the chemistry was immediately evident to all! So, after finishing the tracks for the CD, they decided to keep that mojo going and put together the performing band that has excited audiences for several years! Red Rabbit has two albums and an EP under their belt which are studio recordings of a collection of covers and originals. The latest, Pushing Off the Bottom was released in the spring of 2017. This EP showcases the amazing vocal talents of Molly Herner!! Their live shows feature songs from the recordings and band favorites from rock history. A collection of songs that you’ll immediately recognize….but not songs you’ll hear most bands tackle!
Ignorance In Action and Excessive Sobriety include the talents of other musician friends - Stacy Boyd, Herb Clarkson, Carrie Gieger, Dolores Timmerman, the fabulous Phil Jacoby (R.I.P.), Cami Kincer, Carol Plough, Larry Sauers, John Stoughton, Pat Sullivan, and Jim Timmerman.
Ignorance In Action was recorded and mixed by Nathan Manlove at Manlove Studios. Excessive Sobriety and Pushing Off the Bottom were recorded and mixed at YouGetWhatYouPayFor Studio.
Test your knowledge with the Band Quiz:
Randy is _____
4) None of the above
Jeff is _____
4) B and C
Steve is _____