The Band

In their blustery swagger, along with their musical assets on full display each time they hit the stage, you can hear the influences of The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, the Allman Brothers, Robin Trower, Eric Clapton and more!
These rock n' rollers have played the pro-circuit for many years, shared the stage with multiple national acts, fronted their own bands and still continue to "bring it" every single time they hit the stage!  

Find out more about "Easy Rider Brotherhood" below...


Rick Jones: Lead Keys/Organ/Vocals

Rick Jones: Lead Keys/Organ/Vocals

Leading from the keys...

Rick Jones has been singing and performing for over 30 years, has worked on various recording projects with multiple artists, performed in clubs with countless bands and solo artists throughout the country. 

Beginning piano lessons at the age of 4 and continuing through High School, it was very clear to Rick what he wanted to do. Whether it was playing the Keyboards or Piano on the worship team at church, or laying down some soulful Wurli/B3 Organ licks at the local clubs, this was the path he was truly meant to take.

Over these many years, Rick has had the pleasure of working with many local & national recording artists including:
Devon Allman (Son of music legend Gregg Allman), Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Ziggy Marley, Neale Heywood (Fleetwood Mac), The late Eugene Fodor (World Renowned Violinist), Grammy winner Billy Sprague, and many more. 

When not performing or on tour, Rick enjoys spending his downtime traveling, teaching Keyboard Improvisation, and donating his time and talents to various local organizations & causes.


Tim Baltus: Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Tim Baltus: Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

A self taught guitarist, Tim burst onto the local music scene in the late 80’s and has played with numerous local bands as well as solo and duo acoustic projects.
A fast learner and an easy going personality, makes Tim a highly sought after band mate and lead guitarist.

Past projects include, The Hardatax, Streetwise, Flashpoint, The Cat Jugglers, Article 5 and many more! 
When not performing with the Brotherhood, Tim also plays guitar for local tribute bands including The Rolling Tones, and the award winning Tom Petty tribute, Petty Fever.


Pat Bizon: Bass/Vocals

Pat Bizon: Bass/Vocals

Pat has been playing in bands since the late 70's. Let's just leave it at that!  He's been around the rock and roll block!  "Just lay low, keep the groove and stay in the pocket" is his motto. Influences include, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire and Stanley Clarke. His infectious smile keeps the crowd on the dance floor and makes them feel good about sharing the night with the band. Uh, you might say he enjoys his craft!


Robert Lee: Drums/Vocals

Bio coming soon!

Robert Lee: Drums/Vocals

Bio coming soon!


Michael Braun:
Drums/Percussion 
“Select Shows”

Michael Braun: Drums/Percussion “Select Shows”


Michael Braun is an American musician/songwriter specializing in drums, most recognized as Hall & Oates longest touring drummer (from 1989–2010)

From the wide-open spaces of Jersey, He started playing drums at the tender age of ten. After banging on pots and pans for a couple of years, his parents decided it was time for a drum pad and some lessons. Seven years of study followed with some solid teachers, including Jim Chapin, Tony Williams, Sonny Igoe and Norman Grossman.

Michael has had the good fortune to work with many great artists, such as Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Peter Frampton, John Wait, Rick Wakeman, Peter Allen, Michael Bolton, John Sebastian, Phoebe Snow, Leon Redbone, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, and Tom Rush.

The mainstay of his professional career has been playing drums for Hall and Oates.  Quoting Michael, “This gig has taken me all over the world, and more importantly, provided me with an opportunity to work with a stellar band, backing up two of the most prolific songwriters of our generation.”

(See Source at: http://www.yamaha.com/artists/mikebraun.html)

 

When not performing with the many other great local bands in and around the Greater Portland area, you can catch Michael keeping time for the Easy Rider Brotherhood at many of their select shows!


 

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