The Riata Band is made up of....
Sam Irish Sr.
Sam Irish Sr. is one of the most notable musicians in the Sioux City area and well versed in many genres of music. Also an accomplished vocalist as well as harmony singer makes him a perfect fit for the Riata Band.
Not only is Dave Russel a multi instrumentalist, playing lead guitar, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, as well as lap and steel guitar, Dave also builds many of the instruments he plays on stage and has built instruments for several of the Riata members.
Somebody gave Robert drums a long time ago....and we still don't know why.
Known as "Johnnie Vegas" in the Riata Band, "Vegas" plays lead guitar and harmonica, and sings lead and harmony vocals.