Cleidsner Bell is a Virginia-grown tour de force, featuring four accomplished veterans of the Commonwealth’s music world for decades. Having wowed UVA and beyond since the ‘80s, SGGL has harmonized their way into the hearts of thousands, and the ’S’ of that act, Rusty Speidel, holds down guitar and vocals. After 15 years with the Nighthawks, and touring with such luminaries as Nils Lofgren, Washington Area Music Awards-decorated Paul Bell shreds the Telecaster with absolute mastery. Anchoring the drums is the ever-ready and steady, Paul Rosner, showing why such acts as Trees on Fire have relied on him as one of the most solid beats on the circuit. Holding down bass duties and vocals is the 31-year co-founder and member of Eddie from Ohio and proud Charlottesville music scenester, Michael Clem. Somewhere between folk-rocksters, Americana twangers, and bar band bangers CLEIDSNER BELL finds its toe-tappin’, head boppin’, sing-a-long sound.
Susie & The Pistols-Featuring Susannah Hornsby (Red Rooster) on vocals and accordion, Andrew Green (Roosevelt Dime) on vocals and guitar, Michael Clem (Eddie From Ohio) on vocals and bass, and Paul Rosner (Trees on Fire, Bobby Midnight Band) on vocals and drums, this veteran group of accomplished players provides the perfect accompaniment to both lazy afternoon garden parties spent sipping rosé in the shadow of the Blue Ridge and shadowy juke joints across the Commonwealth.
The Rivanna Roots concert series would not be possible without the support of our premier season sponsor Flow Automotive of Charlottesville, and our supporting sponsors Sun Tribe Solar and Martin Horn Inc. A special thank you to our food and beverage partners, Potter’s Craft Cider, Champion Brewing Co, Blenheim Vineyards, and Sticks Kebob Shop. We also thank Virginia is for Lovers and CACVB for their continuous support of all that we do at The Front Porch!