Back in the late ’90s, the guitarist and founding member of “Ridin’ The Storm Out” – Rick Hunter, had the honor of playing and performing with REO’s founding member Gary Richrath for almost 3 years. Their chemistry was evident from the first chords that they played together.
Move forward to 2017, He decided to form an REO Speedwagon Tribute in search of players that loved REO’s music. After being in many successful Tribute bands since 2002, he embarked on celebrating Gary’s Richrath’s contribution to music history by forming this band’s library of hit songs in a tribute for the fans…
Knowing the signature vocal harmonies and musical style were key ingredients to reproduce REO’s sound, the quest was a challenge, but ultimately achieved after joining forces with 2 young unbelievably multi-talented musicians, and 2 other seasoned players, bringing all the pieces together to form –
“Ridin’ The Storm Out” – Tribute To REO Speedwagon… The name comes from the band’s 1st hit in the mid-’70s. REO’s signature song that ends each of their shows.