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River City Recording 530-745-6330

Keith Edwards-Ricky Skaggs, Tanya Tucker, Amy Grant, etc

Donny Baldwin-Starship, 38 Special, Cold Blood, Etc.

Mona Gnader-Bass Player for Sammy Hagar

Alex Drizos-Bass-Dave Mason, Eddie Money

Marc Russo-Sax player for The Doobie Brothers

Singer Amy Ayres

Ed Toth-Drummer for The Doobie Brothers

Johny Barbata-Crosby Stills Nash & Young

River City Recording has an all-star line up of musicians available for hire;


  • Rich Ayres is a seasoned guitar player available for all types of music. Rich has recorded with members of the Doobie Brothers, Tower Of Power, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and many more.
  • Tower Of Power horn section is a world class section that has been on countless platinum selling recordings. Tower Of Power, featuring Mic Gillette, is available for session work here at River City Recording.
  • Roger Smith is an incredible keyboard player. Roger is well known and respected as a solo artist, as well as being the keyboard player for Tower Of Power. Roger is also available for session work here at River City Recording.
  • Keith Edwards has played with many international artists including Amy Grant, Ricky Skaggs, Johnny Rivers, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, and many more. Keith is also known for his numerous works with several Contemorary Christain acts from Adrae Crouch to Petra.
  • Johny Barbata, formally of , "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young", "The Jefferson Airplane/Starship", "Neil Young" "The Turtles" and many others, is available for drum tracks. Johny has played on countless #1 hits and has proven to be a drummer that can take a good song and make it a hit song.
  • Mic Gillette, legendary trumpet player for Tower Of Power, Cold Blood, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Blood Sweat And Tears, Quincy Jones, Sons Of Champlin, and many more, is available as well. Mic has recently teamed up with sax player extraordinare, Marc Russo.
  • Marc Russo is currently touring and recording with The Doobie Brothers. Marc has been on numerous recordings with many of the world’s top stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and most recently Steve Winwood. In 1982, he hooked up with the legendary Tower of Power. During his stay with “Tower” he also toured and recorded extensively with Huey Lewis and the News. Mic and Marc are an incredible team and are available together, or separately.
  • Brian Courtright is an outstanding Sacramento area drummer, completely versatile and very studio savvy.
  • Bruce Spencer is an incredible drummer currently playing for Jackie Green and has played with many other international acts including Wynonna Judd.
  • Mona Gnader is a fantasic bass player and has been playing for Sammy Hagar for over a decade. Mona is very versitile, and her personality as well as her playing, brings something very special to any recording she is a part of.
  • Alex Drizos has played bass for "The Dave Mason Band", "Eddie Money" and is a seasoned pro!
  • Matt Pinder is a top notch bass player with a wealth of experience both in the studio and live.
  • Amy Ayres is a female vocalist that is a total pro and can take a good recording and turn it into something breathtaking.


All of these musicians are a joy to work with and have proven to be able to take a singer/songwriter with no band, and provide them with an amazing sounding full production. Their rates are very reasonable and they are ready to give you a full band sound that will set the bar very high for musicians that you may audition and hire for live performances.

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