Ruthie & The Wranglers

Azalea City Recordings’ Artists, Ruthie & the Wranglers, play rockin' American Roots music (also known as FUN!) and after celebrating 25 Years of Wrangler twang, they remain a cornerstone of the Washington, DC area roots music scene.

From original Americana Country and Rockabilly to rousing Surf instrumentals, their clever lyrics, high energy and spritely hillbilly harmonies set them apart from the rest.

Loretta Lynn & Wanda Jackson are Ruthie’s greatest influences and the high energy of rock and roll were infused from the start!

Six album releases, national touring, and Americana radio airplay have kept Ruthie and her Wranglers in the spotlight and the band has won 30 Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.

The musicianship of this group is not to be outdone—their stage banter alone can be worth the show!

Ruthie Logsdon (vocals, rhythm guitar); Greg Hardin (bass, vocals); Andy Rutherford (guitar, baritone guitar, lap steel); Bill Starks (piano, vocals); Tom Fridrich (mandolin, drums)

"...songwriting flair... nothing short of brilliant”

“I Got a Rocket in My Pocket” the kind of rootsy, high-spirited crowd-pleaser in which the Wranglers have long specialized."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Kindred spirits: Loretta Lynn, Bill Kirchen, Asleep at the Wheel and Delbert McClinton”
–The Washington Post

Pete Best & Peterbuilt

Splitting time between Nashville and his hometown of Annapolis, Pete Best is already an established writer with Nashville publisher Dan Hodges Music. As a popular voice in the Baltimore/Washington area Pete and his band - the aptly named Peterbuilt - have shared the stage with established stars including Jack Ingram, Pat Green and Aaron Lewis. He released his debut CD "Built To Last" in 2008 and made a splash with fans at the 2008 CMA Music Festival with his contemporary rocking country and has since followed that up with two more releases "Ashes To Flames" and "You've Gotta Fall". His songwriting exploits recently landed his song "My Kind Of Life" in the opening scene of Kris Kristofferson's latest movie "Midnight Stallion". As a songwriter in his hometown of Annapolis Pete absorbed a variety of musical styles but quickly developed a passion for country music with its lyric driven content of which he says "it's great to connect with an audience and as a songwriter I love to tell great stories through music".



A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

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