On Christmas 2015 in Iowa City, as their families gathered together in celebration, Roland Racevskis(piano, harmonica, vocals), Mark Shields(drums, vocals), and Steve Wilmoth(bass) began creating and performing their own brand of country, rock, and blues music, and Ralston Creek Ramblers were born. Recently joined by the talented Billy Valencia on lap steel guitar, this spontaneous jam by dads whose kids are school buddies has grown and become a magical musical journey taking the Ralston Creek Ramblers to venues across Iowa City and beyond. While largely focussed on original music, the Ramblers also cover the songs that represent their main influences from old-time and outlaw country, blues, rock, and metal. The Ramblers love interacting with crowds of all ages and dancing dispositions. Look out for them at a pub or festival near you!





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