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 16 years together, 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.
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.
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.
Jim Patric, an all around musician drummer/percussionist
Studied music at Brockport State College and private study at The Eastman School of Music.
Jim has enjoyed an extensive career as a musician providing solid grooves for all styles of music. Having fun making music especially behind the drum kit, after all, that’s what a musical instrument was made for.
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.