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The Rarely Available Band / Bio

THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND (RAB) WAS FORMED IN 1979 WITH TIM CALDWELL, WAYNE FULP, AND STEVE VIRTS. IN 1980, DRUMMER DAVE HARTMAN (CURRENT DRUMMER FOR SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS) JOINED THE BAND, THEN DAN ALTIC BROUGHT IN HIS VERY SOLID BASS PLAYING TALENT TO COMPLETE THE GROUP. AFTER A FEW YEARS OF PLAYING LOCAL AND REGIONAL VENUES, DAVE LEFT TO JOIN S.C.O.T.S. AND BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WITH THEIR FOLLOWERS. TIM CALDWELL NEEDED A BREAK AND LEFT THE BAND AFTER DECEMBER OF 2013, BUT HAS RETURNED WITH HIS "SWEET" LEAD GUITAR LICKS AND UNIQUE HARMONY BLENDING VOCALS . STEVE SAMPSON JOINED THE BAND AND PLAYED GUITAR, PERCUSSION AND VOCALS FOR A WHILE AND ALSO APPEARS ON THE LIVE CD. THE BAND KNOWN FOR ADDING THEIR ORIGINAL MUSIC TO THE MIX ALONG WITH GREAT VOCAL HARMONY, ARE BACK "ON" WITH THE NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE GROUP. AL COFFEY AKA " THE SWISS ARMY MUSICIAN " PLAYS ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR, AND ADDS MANDOLIN, FIDDLE, SAX, BLUES HARP, FLUTE, VOCALS AND MORE TO THE MIX, AND DRUMMER WESLEY HALL FROM BLACKSBURG VA. RECENTLY JOINED THE BAND AND NOW ADDS HIS TALENT TO THE ORIGINAL AND SELECTED COVER TUNES THAT IS THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND. WES REPLACES LONG TIME RAB DRUMMER BRETT REYNOLDS WHO'S DEPARTURE FROM THE BAND WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY BAND MATES AND FANS ALIKE. ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE BAND FAMILY IS MR. NATE STOEHR JOINING AS RAB'S SOUND ENGINEER. AND ADDS HIS TALENT TO THE ORIGINAL AND SELECTED COVER TUNES THAT IS THE RARELY AVAILABLE BAND. STEVE VIRTS,( WHO WAS REFERRED TO IN A 2008 RADIO INTERVIEW WITH DJ BOB PAYNE IN CHATTANOOGA TENN. BY COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND MERLE HAGGARD AS "A FRIEND AND A GOOD SONGWRITER"), ALONG WITH THE OTHER TWO TALENTED WRITERS IN THE GROUP , AL COFFEY AND GUITARIST AND VOCALIST WAYNE FULP, ADD AN ORIGINALITY TO THE ALREADY UNIQUE SOUND OF THE BAND. THE CD, RARELY SEEN "LIVE", WAS A BENEFIT FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOC. AND FEATURES A RETURN PERFORMANCE BY THEIR ORIGINAL DRUMMER DAVE HARTMAN AND GUESTS KENT MARTIN (A LONG TIME MEMBER AND BASS PLAYER OF THE KINGS), AND BOBBY MOORE, A WELL KNOWN AND TALENTED MUSICIAN IN THE AREA WHO HAS PLAYED WITH SOME OF THE TOP NAMES AROUND, BOBBY HAS PLAYED ON AND OFF WITH THE BAND SINCE THE LATE 1970'S AND RECENTLY MOVED TO ATLANTA. RARELY AVAILABLE IS NOT A DANCE BAND, BUT DON'T MIND IF YOU DO IF THE NOTION HITS YOU. SO SIT BACK, ORDER A COLD BEVERAGE AND ENJOY THE MUSIC! THANK YOU!

General Info

Band Members
Tim Caldwell - Guitar, Al Coffey - Multi-Instrumentalist, Steve Virts - Vocals, Nate Stoehr - Engineer, Danny Altic - Bass, Wesley Hall - Drums
Artist Name
The Rarely Available Band
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/therarelyavailableband
Active Since
01/79
Genres
Americana / Acoustic / Southern

Contact Info

Location
Roanoke, VA
Manager
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