Ken Leighton noon, Dec. 13
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Influences: ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Bush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grand Funk
Based in Santee and La Mesa, Rock Steady started as a classic rock and oldies band named Benchmark.
After a year or so of the original four member lineup, the band added a horn section and branched out into funk and dance music. After several membership changes, they returned to their roots in blues-based rock and roll, renaming themselves Rock Steady.
In 2014, the band became a trio featuring Ross Lee (Straight Six), Scott Baierl, and Bill Lascurain.