Off the Wagon

Off the Wagon is a five piece acoustic – electric band that performs classic rock, classic country, southern rock, pop, newer country, Irish, etc. We work to make the old songs new with arrangements that exemplify the strengths of the band-mates. Available for shows in many settings including local bars/taverns/restaurants, outdoor events, private parties and more. Contact us for a discussion of your upcoming needs and how we can accommodate you.

About the Band

Off the Wagon started with a few friends, Kevin, Aaron and Bill playing at the Andover Open Mic summer season in 2013.  In the fall they met Ryan who liked the music style that they were working on.  By winter they had decided they needed a drummer to fill in the backbeat of the group.  Kier responded to a FB post and the beginning of 2014 started with a practice in the very cold garage.  With the smell of kerosene and seeing our breaths we all had a great time anyways and decided to set practice twice a week and learn 50 songs in about 2 months.  The first show was at the Hornell Moose in the spring of 2014.  The Hornell Moose continues to be one of our steady favorite places to play several times a year.  Since then the band averages 15 – 25 shows per year with the majority being during the summer months.  In 2020 COVID-19 took a big toll on the original bandmates. Bill retired in fall of 2020 and has moved to “greener” pastures away from the area. In early Spring 2021 Ryan decided his priorities had changed and left the band. In April 2021 we have two new members joining us on bass is Dan Green and on lead guitar is BT Lion. We are quickly rebuilding our library and continue to learn new songs almost every month. We play summer fests such as the Allegany County Fair, Garlic Fest, Italian Fest, Heritage Days, bars and private clubs like the Moose, Elks, VFW’s, Legions, other private clubs and the occasional private parties. We are open to travel further from our usual haunts in Wellsville, Hornell, Mt. Morris, Cuba for fun shows that folks will want to sing and dance along with our wide variety of music. Grab your hat, dancing shoes and come enjoy the sounds of Off the Wagon.

For more information on Off the Wagon check out: www.facebook.com/OfftheWagonAcoustic

Give us a call. (607) 382-1838 or e-mail: bridge@infoblvd.net

Our Videos are available on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3Xp61Ibg2VTixw163uahw

Join us on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OfftheWagonAcoustic/

Check out some of our recordings of our favorite covers and other info on Reverbnation.com https://www.reverbnation.com/offthewagonacousticband

Band Biographies:

Aaron Bridge – Rhythm and Slide Guitar/Harmonica/Banjo/Lead Vocals.
Experienced with many instruments and over 15 years of musical love and involvement Aaron brings his wide variety of talents to “Off the Wagon” to create a sound and group that is enjoyable for all ages, whether it be easy listening in the park or a rowdy bar scene. As the youngest member of the group he hopes to give the old a new sense of style, and that doesn’t just mean the music.  Aaron is a founding member of Off the Wagon.
Kevin Bridge – Guitar/Vocals
His love of music and playing began over 40 years ago when he bought his first banged up six string from a friend at the ripe age of 17. Always being a fan of the acoustic guitar he is recognized by many locals as the campfire king, or a party in a box, because of his warm constant energy and a permanent invite to everyone’s house parties as long as he brings his guitar. His spot on harmonies and southern influenced leads and rhythms bring a strong piece to the “Off the Wagon” sound. Kevin is a founding member of Off the Wagon.
Kier Dirlam – Drums/Vocals
Kier started playing piano at about age 7 and drums at age 11, picked up the guitar around 21. Kier has been involved in over a dozen musical groups playing drums, guitar, keyboards and singing. He has written over 100 songs in a variety of genres from country to punk, metal to new age. He joined “Off the Wagon” in 2014 after a long vacation from drumming [24 years] and is enjoying the sounds of the skins under his sticks on his “Lil Blue” Tama Drumset. Kier has also picked up a Yamaha electronic drumset for smaller venue’s where space is at a premium.

Dan Green – Bass/Vocals.  Dan started playing guitar when he was twelve. Joined his first band at age 14 “the Invaders” and since then he has played with too many to count. Some bands he performed with are Void, Kountry Kut Ups, Fineline, Aunt Bluebells beaver boys, Swingshift, Phlatt Stanlee and Reload. Dan noted: My older brother “Jim” also plays guitar and a younger brother that is a drummer. Oddly, the three of us were never together in the same band. Dan joined Off the Wagon in 2021.

BT Lion – Guitar/ Vocals
Butch has been playing guitar for 50 years, starting at age 12.  He has played lead guitar in bands such as Trigger Happy, Stray-bullet, and the Back Alley Band. He got some good on the job training by playing mostly rhythm with a band called “Crawdaddy” while in the Air Force. The lead man in that group also an Air Force veteran had stints in Texas playing with Johnny Rodriquez. He notes: I learned a lot from him. Butch plays guitar, bass and some harmonica. He is an accomplished songwriter and works on recording at home. He is a part of BMI publishing and have had some recordings done and did some playing in Nashville TN. Butch stated that he has won a couple of songwriting contests over the years with one of my winning songs that was played on the radio the next day. This all from just an ole West Virginia fella from a holler and it goes without saying but needs to be said that without the strength, grace and guidance from Jesus Christ, I would be nothing. Butch joined Off the Wagon in 2021.

Former Band Members:

Bill Bryan – Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals. Bill was a founding member and was with the band from 2013 to 2020. Bill has now moved to the Buffalo area to explore new adventures.
Ryan Gough – Bass/Vocals/Mandolin. Ryan was a founding member and was with the band from 2013 to 2021. Ryan is exploring new interests in his retirement from OTW.

Shows

2021

Looking toward Summer 2021. Call to book potential dates for Summer, Fall and next Winter. Stay safe all while we get ready to have fun together again. In these uncertain times of random rules on live entertainment, drinking and dancing all dates are always tentative subject to the whims of those in charge of State and Federal Government.

June 5, 2021 – Tentative – Private Party

June 18, 2021 – Tentative – Dairy Days Street Dance in Cuba, NY

October 30, 2021 – Tentative – Halloween Party at Muhleisen’s in Almond

SHOWS ARCHIVE

Bands/Artists we currently /[April 2021] are doing at least one song by:

Artist
38 Special
Aerosmith
Alabama
Allmann Brothers
America
Animals
Avett Brothers
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Company
Black Crowes
Blackberry Smoke
Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band
Bon Jovi
Brian Adams
Brooks and Dunne
BTO
Buffalo Spring Field
Charlie Daniels Band
Chase
Cheap Trick/Elvis
Chris Stapleton
Clint Black
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cross Canadien Ragweed
David Bowie
Depeche Mode
Dixie Chicks
Dr. Hook
Dropkick Murphys
Dwight Yoakam
Eagles
Eddie Rabbit 
Elvis 
Elvis/Dwight Yockum
Eric Church
Eric Heatherly
Fleetwood Mac
Flogging Molly
Glen Campbell 
Grand Funk Railroad
Grateful Dead / Counting Crows
Hollies
Jim Croce
John Denver
John Fogarty
John Mellencamp
Jon Pardee
Jonathan Edwards
JoHnny Cash
Kenny Chesny
Kentucky Headhunters
Led Zeppelin
Lumineers
Lynard Skynard
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Kid Rock
Michael Jackson
Midnight Oil
Murphys
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Neil Diamond
Neil Young
Neon Trees
Nirvana
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Norman Greenbaum
Oak Ridge Boys
Old Crow Medicine Show
Ozark Mt 
Paul Simon
Pure Prairie League
Queen
REM
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rod Stewart
Romantics
Romantics/ Mellencamp
Ronnie Milsap
Stealers Wheels
Steve Earl
The Band
The Beatles
The Black Crowes
The Cadillac Three
The Doors
The Eagles
The Guess Who
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Mavericks
The Monkees
The Outlaws
The Ozark Mountain Rangers
The Steel Woods
The Who
Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy/Metallica
Three Dog Night
Tom Petty
Tommy James
Traveling Wilburies
Travis Tritt
Trick Pony
Whiskey Myers
Zac Brown

To Book a show give us a call. (607) 382-1838 or e-mail: bridge@infoblvd.net

Our Videos are available on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3Xp61Ibg2VTixw163uahw

Join us on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OfftheWagonAcoustic/

Check out some of our recordings of our favorite covers and other info on Reverbnation.com https://www.reverbnation.com/offthewagonacousticband