The Doo-Wah Riders' 40th Year!

The Doo-Wah Riders have been based in Southern California for over 40 years.  They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, fired by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original sound.

They define their sound as "high energy country with a cajun twist". Showcasing ultra-tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs, The Doo-Wah Riders are great showmen and are enjoyed by audiences across the country as well as in Europe and beyond.

The band celebrates its 40th year in 2018. How did it all begin you ask? Well, one night after playing music at a friend's house, Kenny Lee Benson and Lindy Rasmussen stood in the parking lot and talked about country music until the wee hours of the morning. They found that they had a mutual passion for Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark and, of course, Emmylou Harris, and decided to put a band together just for "laughs." 

The Doo-Wah Riders are still going strong and enjoying the "laughs!" This year, 2018, commemorates their 40th Anniversary as a band. It just goes to show that some things are meant to last in this world. As other artists and groups fell by the wayside, The Doo-Wah Riders kept up the pace and continue to tour over 200 days a year. And the music just keeps getting better and better.

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Awards and Accomplishments:

  • The Doo-Wah Riders 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"
  • The Doo-Wah Riders appeared on TNN's "Prime Time Country"
  • The Doo-Wah Riders recorded with Byron Berline on his Grammy nominated CD, "Fiddle and a Song"

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Appeared with:

Garth Brooks

George Strait

Alabama

Faith Hill

Tim McGraw

Brooks and Dunn

Chris LeDoux

Willie Nelson

Waylon Jennings

Dolly Parton

Alison Krauss

The Judds

Tracy Lawrence

Brad Paisley

Lone Star

Clint Black

Asleep at the Wheel

Jodee Messina

Randy Travis

The Oak Ridge Boys

Richochet

Travis Tritt

Marty Stuart

Leann Rimes

Mark Wills

John Denver

Ricky Van Shelton

K. D. Lang

Mark Chestnutt

Jo-El Sonnier

The Statler Bros.

Jerry Jeff Walker and Joan Jett

Alan Jackson

Montgomery Gentry

Phil Vassar

Western Underground

Trace Adkins

Terri Clark

Loretta Lynn

Crystal Gayle

Michael Martin Murphy

Jim Messina

Chris Cagle

Charlie Daniels

Kristian Bush

Influences

 Asleep at the Wheel

 The Eagles

 Dan Fogelberg

 Michael Martin Murphey

Guy Clark

Emmylou Harris

Rodney Crowell

Brian Ahern

Byron Berline

Albert Lee and Chris Hillman

Bob Willis

Back-up band for:

Collin Raye

Pam Tillis

Glen Campbell

Deanna Carter

Bryan White

George Jones/Chalee Tennison

Billy Ray Cyrus

Neal McCoy

Lee Ann Womack

Martina McBride

Mark Wills

Chad Brock

Clay Walker

Montgomery Gentry

Toby Keith

Charlie Daniels

Tracy Byrd

Tracy Lawrence

Leann Rimes

Darryl Worely

 


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  • Leslie

    Leslie Pleasanton, Texas

    Hi Leslie! Thank you for the nice note. I am happy to tell you that the Doo-Wah Riders will be at the Poteet Strawberry Festival in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there! The Doo-Wah Riders We were in attendance at the Strawberry Festival earlier this year in Poteet, Texas, when my attention was caught by the band bus parked behind the pavilion you were to be playing at. As we continued walking through the grounds, I made it a point to make sure that my husband and family were re-routed back the way we came until the time you were slated to play. Once you started, you had instant fans. The three older adults grew up listening to the music you were playing and were immediately taken back to both our childhoods and our teenage years, and of course we drug our niece along with us. :) We just hope that you will be playing there again this coming year.

    Hi Leslie!
    Thank you for the nice note. I am happy to tell you that the Doo-Wah Riders will be at the Poteet Strawberry Festival in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there! The Doo-Wah Riders

    We were in attendance at the Strawberry Festival earlier this year in Poteet, Texas, when my attention was caught by the band bus parked behind the pavilion you were to be playing at. As we continued walking through the grounds, I made it a point to make sure that my husband and family were re-routed back the way we came until the time you were slated to play. Once you started, you had instant fans. The three older adults grew up listening to the music you were playing and were immediately taken back to both our childhoods and our teenage years, and of course we drug our niece along with us. smile We just hope that you will be playing there again this coming year.

  • Ernie & Renee

    Ernie & Renee Simi Valley

    It was a pleasure to meet and chat with you lindy and Joanie at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival. Joanie I hope I spelt your name correctly. We look forward to seeing you in Capistrano. Good luck and continued success.

    It was a pleasure to meet and chat with you lindy and Joanie at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival. Joanie I hope I spelt your name correctly. We look forward to seeing you in Capistrano.
    Good luck and continued success.

  • Steve Schappell

    Steve Schappell Palmyra, PA

    I have personally met this band and worked with them while at Double-H Boots. They are a class act all the way and a great group of guys. Some of the band members have changed, but their music goes on strong. See them in concert if you get a chance.

    I have personally met this band and worked with them while at Double-H Boots. They are a class act all the way and a great group of guys. Some of the band members have changed, but their music goes on strong.

    See them in concert if you get a chance.

  • George Anderson

    George Anderson Las Vegas

    i saw the Doo Wah Riders perform recently at the Charleston Arts Center here in Las Vegas, and thought they were fabulous. I've written to the Arts Center asking them to bring the band back, but haven't heard anything. I'd like to know their schedule so I can make plans to enjoy their performance again. And I listen to their cd's often. Thank you.

    i saw the Doo Wah Riders perform recently at the Charleston Arts Center here in Las Vegas, and thought they were fabulous. I've written to the Arts Center asking them to bring the band back, but haven't heard anything. I'd like to know their schedule so I can make plans to enjoy their performance again. And I listen to their cd's often.

    Thank you.

  • JERRY and Pat Hopper

    JERRY and Pat Hopper Tucson Arizona

    we miss seeing you guys so much. Hope to meet up with you soon.

    we miss seeing you guys so much. Hope to meet up with you soon.

  • Vanell Street

    Vanell Street COLDSPRING , TX

    I just love yall! I have loved your music since I stumbled across Yall in Vegas! Something about the black hat got my attention! And of course the music was wonderful also!! So Glad to see yall doing so good! Yall have grown so much in the last 10 years since I saw yall in Vegas. I am so proud and happy for yall.

    I just love yall! I have loved your music since I stumbled across Yall in Vegas! Something about the black hat got my attention! And of course the music was wonderful also!! So Glad to see yall doing so good! Yall have grown so much in the last 10 years since I saw yall in Vegas. I am so proud and happy for yall.


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