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The Backyard Rockers
Acoustic fun!
Rich Dasch - lead vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin
"Harmonica Dave" Baird - harmonica, percussion and backing vocals
"The Professor," Jim Price - bongos, djembe, ukulele, backing vocals and bursts of kazoo
Mo "Mo Betta" Yon - bass, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
Based out of Altoona, PA
Contact email
(814) 943-6798
Official home page

Bio
The Backyard Rockers formed in early 2012 as the result of the weekly Wednesday Open Mic/Jam Nights at Pellegrine's in Altoona. Singer/guitarist Rich Dasch and "Harmonica Dave" Baird first formed a duo, and subsequently added "The Professor," Jim Price on percussion. Singer/bassist/guitarist Mo Yon joined the group in April, 2015.

The Backyard Rockers take a free-form approach to performing acoustic classic rock, experimenting with different rhythms and instrumental arrangements, and letting the developing muses lead the way. Their presentation is always laid-back and friendly, and their goal is to share their enthusiasm and fun spirit of creating music with their audience. A typical performance will include staples from the catalogs of Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and more; but surprises are always a possibility, and when guests join in, the journey can take fun and unpredictable directions!

We provide easy-going acoustic fun, suitable for a laid-back bar atmosphere, the backyard barbecue or picnic, festivals, house parties and more! Give us a call!

Upcoming Shows
 Mon Sep. 7th, 2015   Blair County Game, Fish & Fo
 Tue Sep. 8th, 2015   D'Ottavio's Gran Sasso, Holl
 Tue Sep. 15th, 2015   D'Ottavio's Gran Sasso, Holl
 Sat Sep. 19th, 2015   Captain Jack Lion's Park, Mi
 Tue Sep. 22nd, 2015   D'Ottavio's Gran Sasso, Holl
 Tue Sep. 29th, 2015   D'Ottavio's Gran Sasso, Holl
 Sat Oct. 10th, 2015   Hartslog Day, Alexandria
 Sat Nov. 21st, 2015   Bavarian Hall, Altoona (Patc

Music

What can you expect to hear from us?

THE ANIMALS:

"House of the Rising Sun"

THE BAND:

"The Weight"
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

THE BEATLES:

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

THE BOXTOPS:

"The Letter"

JOHNNY CASH:

"Folsom Prison Blues"
"Ring of Fire"

RAY CHARLES:

"Hit the Road Jack"

ERIC CLAPTON:

"Layla"
"Wonderful Tonight"

COLLECTIVE SOUL:

"Shine"

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL:

"Who'll Stop the Rain"
"Bad Moon Rising"

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG:

"Ohio"

JOHN DENVER:

"Take Me Home Country Roads"

BOB DYLAN:

"All Along the Watchtower"
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
"I Shall Be Released"
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

STEVE EARLE:

"Copperhead Road"

4 NON BLONDES:

"What's Up"

GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS:

"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"

GRATEFUL DEAD:

"Friend of the Devil"

GREEN DAY:

"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

THE HOLLIES:

"Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)"

ELTON JOHN:

"Crocodile Rock"
"Tiny Dancer"

GREG KIHN BAND:

"Break Up Song"

LADY ANTEBELLUM:

"Need You Now"

LED ZEPPELIN:

"Going to California"

LIEBER & STOLLER:

"Love Potion Number 9"

LYNYRD SKYNYRD:
"Free Bird"
"Simple Man"
"Sweet Home Alabama"

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND:

"Can't You See"

MEN AT WORK:

"Who Can It Be Now?"

VAN MORRISON:

"Moondance"

HARRY NILSSON:

"Coconut"

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND:
"Mr. Bojangles"

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW:

"Wagon Wheel"

TOM PETTY:

"Breakdown"
"I Won't Back Down"
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
"Refugee"
"You Got Lucky"

ROLLING STONES:

"Wild Horses"
"Angie"
"Paint It Black"

SANTANA:

"Evil Ways"

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND:

"Night Moves"
"Turn the Page"

DEL SHANNON:

"Runaway"

STEPPENWOLF:

"Born to Be Wild"

THIN LIZZY:

"Whiskey in the Jar"

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III:

"Dead Skunk"

BILL WITHERS:

"Ain't No Sunshine"

NEIL YOUNG:

"Down By the River"
"Heart of Gold"
"Like a Hurricane"
"Long May You Run"
"Old Man"
"Powderfinger"
"Sugar Mountain"
"The Needle and the Damage Done"
"After the Gold Rush"
"Rocking in the Free World"

...and more to be added!

Discography

Rich's original composition "Tara's Song" is available on the 2012 Patched Together Benefit compilation CD.

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