Local Band Spotlight

Local Band Spotlight: The DeVault Ridge Band


Name of Band/Act: The DeVault Ridge Band

When did band form: 2012

Members: Dan DeVault – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar; Amanda DeVault – Vocals; Dennis Eggerton – Rhythm Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo/Harmonica; Sean Lotz – Lead Guitar; Dean Kastran – Bass and Wes Porter – Drums.

About the band: Dan DeVault and his wife Amanda started out by making a few YouTube videos to backing tracks in 2011. The couple decided that they should form a Country band and posted some Craigslist ads looking for musicians. The current line up of members includes Dan and Amanda along with Kastran on bass who founded The Ohio Express and has performed at Carnegie Hall and on American Bandstand; Eggerton on guitar and mandolin who has been playing professionally for 45 years and was a regular opening act at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville; Lotz on lead guitar has played in a variety of original and cover bands covering music genres from Alt-rock to traditional Country and Porter on drums who has toured all over the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, The United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tanzania and Israel, often performing on behalf of the US State Department as a “cultural ambassador” to people in these foreign lands.

Since forming in 2012 The DeVault Ridge Band has opened the show for national acts including David Allan Coe, Aaron Tippin, Chris Cagle, The Kentucky Headhunters, Granger Smith and Diamond Rio.  The group has also played fairs and festivals throughout Ohio with shows at the Richland County Fair, Ashland County Fair, Ashland Balloon Fest and The Ohio State Fair. The Mansfield based group will return to the Richland County Fair in their hometown on August 8 to open the show for Joe Diffie.

Why you should see their show: With a line up of professional musicians and great vocals and harmonies, The DeVault Ridge Band captivates the audience at their shows with their high energy and attention to the details of the performance. The band plays a wide array of covers from artists including everyone from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert. The group delivers a show that really captures the sound of the artists they cover and their fans are delighted at their performance at every show. If you see them live you will quickly find that they have the fundamentals that make The DeVault Ridge Band a great representation of Country music in Ohio.

Websites/Socials/Videos: Follow DeVault Ridge on Facebook Here or Twitter Here or on their website Here.

Upcoming Dates: Thursday, June 15 at The Danville Turkey Festival in Danville, Ohio; Friday, June 16 at The Shelby Country Club in Shelby, Ohio; Tuesday, June 20 at The City of Ontario Concerts in the Park in Ontario Ohio at Marshall Park; Saturday, July 22 at West Bay Inn on Kelly’s Island and on Tuesday, August 8 they will open the show for Joe Diffie at the Richland County Fair in Mansfield at 6:30pm.

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