Ken Leighton 3:30 p.m., Nov. 22
RIYL: The Beat Farmers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Blasters, Chris Hillman, the Band
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Ex-Band Members: David Lizerbram, Bass guitar
Influences: Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, the Band, Flying Burrito Brothers, Hank Snow, the Sadies, Ricky Nelson, the Blasters, Willie Nelson, Manassas, the Byrds, Neil Young
Country/roots rockers Rio Peligroso were founded by singer/guitarist Michael Rennie (formerly of Roxy Monoxide and A.M. Vibe) and bassist David Lizerbram (formerly of Kite Flying Society). Lizerbram was later replaced by another Roxy Monoxide defector, bassist Darko Petrovic, and former Kite Flying Society drummer Todd Caschetta was also recruited.