I Started singing at a very young age and got my first
guitar when I was 9 years old. Since then I have had
many influences such as Ronnie Milsap, Garth
Brooks and Waylon Jennings. I started The Blue
River Band back in 1994 and I have been fortunate
to play with some of the finest musicians Indiana has
to offer. Since forming the band, we have played
many different clubs in many midwest states and
have opened for a number of national acts. Most
importantly, I have met the love of my life in Blue
River, my wife Renee, who fronts the band with me. I
am very excited to see what the future holds for us,
only time will tell!! Until then I will do what I love to do
as often as I can, entertaining the crowd.........
I started singing in church and I tried out for the
Nashville scene when I was about 18, entered many
contests and found out what a tough, business it was.
I shifted from singing to writing for many years until I
heard about the Colgate country showdown contest.
It turned out to be the biggest win of my life! I met and
joined the most amazing group of musicians, “Blue
River Band”. Here I found the worlds best coach,
Chuck Crull. He taught me so much about being a
performer I just had to marry him. So now, not only do
I get to perform with my best friend, but we also get to
perform my songs which is just an added bonus to this
amazing ride we are on.
Joe Z Thompson: Lead Guitar
professional tone, a love for telecasters, and years
of performance to the stage with Blue River Band.
Hailing from Noblesville, IN, he is a Dr Z amp
enthusiast and fearless lead player. His musical
influences range from early vintage country to
modern sounds including Blackberry Smoke and
Brothers Osbourne. A Marine combat veteran, he
spent a tour serving in the first Gulf War.
2011 - 2021
It has been an amazing 10 year journey for Blue
River Band's bassist Scott Hudnall, A dedicated
member and friend, Scott contriuted both as a
musician and songwriter to BRB's second CD
release, "Doublewide", including as the writer for
the fan favorite song "Indiana Town". It's been a
perfect fit with Blue River Band! His tenure with
BRB ended with the beginning of the next
chapter in life, a move to Perdido Key in Florida.
Perhaps the next chapter of his musical journey
will include playing in beach bars and gulf coast
| A SPECIAL TRIBUTE to Ron Eastes:
Sound and Light Tech, retired from BRB in 2018
A tribute to Ronnie Eastes, who ran with BRB for 10 years as
a wonderful friend and Sound/Light tech.
"Strong as an ox" and "more faithful than a puppy."
Ronnie always brought a smile and a helping hand. His
dedication to Blue River Band was unwavering and he has the
admiration of everyone in the BRB family.
|A Special Tribute to Brad Robertson - Drummer
Brad was the amazing friend and drummer for BRB from 2017 - 2020. His
journey through Country and Southern Rock made him the perfect fit for Blue
River Band. His hours of relentless preparation, rock solid meter, musical
background, and huge smile were a staple in Blue River Band!
| A SPECIAL TRIBUTE to GLENN RUSH, a long time BRB member of 10+ years!
Glenn has been a wonderful friend and a faithful bandmate who brought so very much to the Blue
River Band experience. His love and dedication to the music and Blue River Band family was
amazing, and he brought only the best to BRB, from his guitar and keyboard skills (and hidden
harmonica talents), to performance, to incredible sound gear and transportation. Glenn retired from
performing music (and BRB) in September 2018. Much love and respect to our brother, bandmate,
friend, confidant... Dr Glenn Rush. You will be missed on stage, but it's certain that you will be seen
at future BRB shows and events.
|J R Harris - Sound
BRB is powered by the remarkable sound wizard J R Harris.
J R has a long history of running sound in Central Indiana
and the surrounding region. He makes everything easy! His
system is top pro and his sound is spectacular,
|Clay Wagner - Drums
Clay has a long musical career, beginning with drums at
an early age. His journey through playing has brought
him back to the seat in Blue River Band. A talented
drummer, skilled in many styles and genre, he has
fantastic work ethic, preparation, and a solid history with