Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Gary Seiler: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Harmonica, Vocals | Gerry Walker: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Mike Silver: Bass guitar, Vocals | Paul Wheatbread: Drums, Vocals
Sound description: Jimmy Buffett gone country.
RIYL: Jimmy Buffett, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Beach Boys, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson
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Inception: San Diego, 2010
Influences: Jimmy Buffett, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Allman Brothers, Marty Robbins, George Strait, Marshall Tucker Band, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney
Mix the music of Jimmy Buffett with the Marshall Tucker Band and put it all down by the waterside, and you have the CoastRiders.
Based in North County San Diego, the band features picker Gerry “Dog” Walker with longtime Jimmy Buffett tribute-entertainer Gary Seiler.
The CoastRiders call their music Country/Buffett. In 2011, guitarist/singer Jim Dougherty split from the band.