• 4 piece group (bass, drums, guitar & pedal steel guitar)
  • Been together approx. 3 years
  • 2 & 3 part harmonies
  • Sound man to ensure a good mix and comfortable volume
  • Music Style:
    • Country (Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, etc.)
    • Classic Rock (CCR, Eagles, Seger, Skynyrd, ZZ Top, etc.)
    • Oldies (Del Shannon, Neil Diamond, Wilson Picket, etc.)
  • Venues played = Woody's Pub Grub, PatRick's, Brix in the Stix, etc.

Members

Gary Stacy

Gary Stacy grew up in the Suburbs of Detroit Michigan. He started his musical career at a young age influenced by his Dad who played in a band and bought him his first guitar, a sunburst Mosrite Ventures Model. Through his school years Gary played alto sax in Marching and jazz bands and singing in church choir. He later spent some time at Eastern Michigan majoring in music. Upon returning home, he played Bass Guitar primarily in country bands. Hailing from the Detroit area the Blues, rock, and Motown were also influential.

A career move to the East Coast opened great opportunities to meet & play with many talented musicians in the Delmarva area. Appaloosa was formed in the 80s where he played Lead guitar and sang for 15 years followed by 10 yrs with the Country John Band playing lead guitar, bass and vocals. Currently you can find Gary and his guitars singing and playing with Backroads.

Jack Dillard

Jack Dillard has been playing guitar and bass since 1969. He started playing in local clubs in 1970 and over the years he's played many different styles of music, Oldies, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues and Country. Some of the bands he's worked with have been Eighth and Plumb, The Crystalires, The Dixie Drifters, The Heat Waves, The New South, The Bush River Band, Turners Outlaw Band, Quick Change, Detour, The Country Breeze, Backroads, Appaloosa, Steel Force and Over The Edge. I've also worked with a couple Elvis Presley tribute artists, Lionel Ward and Michael Hoover.

Since he's played so many different types of music his influences are very diverse. He's probably been influenced by every guitarist and bassist he's ever listened to, to some degree, but some of his primary guitar influences are:

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Buddy Guy
BB King
Billy Gibbons
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Winter
John Fogerty
Charlie Christian
Don Rich
Roy Nichols
Brent Mason
Vince Gill

His bass influences are:

Mel Schacher
Randy Jo Hobbs
Stuart Hamm

Keith Haight

February 9, 1964 is a date Keith Haight will remember forever. For it was this day The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was also the day Keith discovered his love and desire to play the drums after watching Ringo!

Fast forward to 1974 and Keith received his first drum kit from his older brother Jim. It didn't take long for Keith to pick up a variety of patterns by listening to records and imitate what the drummer was doing in the song. By 1976 at 17 years old, Keith was playing in bars.

Though he chose a career path in Engineering, Keith never lost his love to play music every chance he got. Usually as a Weekend Warrior. Through the years, Keith has played in a variety of different bands and genres like Country, Blue Grass, Pop, Rock and Blues. Some highlights in his musical journey have been opening for artists like Vern Gosdin, John Conlee and Patty Loveless.

Key drumming influencers for Keith are Ringo, Charlie Watts, Hal Blaine and Steve Gadd. In keeping with these key influencers, Keith has adopted a "less is more" attitude when playing the drums. With that, Keith considers himself as a "Pocket Drummer". Meaning, he will lay down the foundation to a song and keep a steady rhythm without a lot of fancy fills or overplaying a song.

"I'm not the most flamboyant drummer on Earth but I will do my best to keep the tempo and rhythm constant" "There's nothing like playing a solid beat and singing lead or adding a harmony part which takes a song to a great dimension" says Keith.

Lewis Porter

Seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan started it all for Lewis Porter. Lewis cut his teeth on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and The Yardbirds. Bands he played in opened for Nashville acts like Johnny Russell, Freddie Hart and others.

Lewis toured backing the singer/songwriter David Wills who had the top 10 hit songs "From Barrooms to Bedrooms" and "There's a Song on the Jukebox" as an artist and David Wills also co-wrote George Strait's top 10 hit "If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)".

Guitar Influences:
James Burton
Chuck Berry
Eric Clapton
George Harrison


Steel Guitar Influences:
Buddy Emmons (No.1)
Jimmy Day
Dickey Overbey
Lloyd Green

Performances

 
Friday, September 30, 2022 Rising Sun American Legion
338 E Main St, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-9078
7:00 to 10:00pm
 
Sunday, October 2, 2022 Dove Valley Winery
645 Harrinton Rd, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-8388
3:00 to 3:35pm
 
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St, Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
7:00 to 11:00pm
 
Friday, October 21, 2022 Rising Sun American Legion
338 E Main St, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-9078
7:00 to 10:00pm
 
Saturday, October 22, 2022 Private Party
TBD
TBD
6:00 to 10:00pm
 
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St, Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
7:00 to 11:00pm
 
Friday, November 25, 2022 Rising Sun American Legion
338 E Main St, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-9078
7:00 to 10:00pm
 
Friday, December 9, 2022 Rising Sun American Legion
338 E Main St, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-9078
7:00 to 10:00pm
 
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs
300 South Park Ave
Quarryville, PA 19566
(717) 786-4646
7:30pm to 11:30pm
 
Sunday, December 11, 2022 Rising Sun American Legion
338 E Main St, Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-9078
1:00 to 5:00pm
 
Saturday, December 17, 2022 Perryville American Legion
300 Cherry St, Perryville, MD 21903
(410) 642-2771
7:00 to 11:00pm
 
Sunday, March 19, 2023 House band for the Adopt a Pig Fundraiser
at Uncle Bob's Western Corral
565 Kirk Rd, Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 392-3195
TBA

Sounds

Title Musicians
Backroads Band Demo

Demo recordings of a few songs from one of our gigs.
Band Members:
Jack Dillard (Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Keith Haight (Drums, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Gary Stacy (Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals)
Lewis Porter (Lead Gutar, Pedal Steel) Band: Backroads


Video

Pictures

Songs

All My Ex's
Always On My Mind
Amanda
Amarillo By Morning
Angel Flying Too Close
Before You Accuse Me
Blue Eyes Crying
Blues Man
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born to be Wild
Chains
Don't you Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me
Don't Close Your Eyes
Family Tradition
Fast as You
Folsom Prison
Fortunate Son
Friends in Low Places
Gimme 3 Steps
Good Hearted Woman
Green River
Help Me Make it Through Night
Hurt So Good
I Fought the Law
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Knocking on Heavens DOor
La Grange
Little Sister
Long Black Veil
Love Potion #9
Margaritaville
Mama Tried
Mustang Sally
My Favorite Memory
Neon Moon
Old Time Rock and Roll
On the Road Again
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Pink Cadillac
Pride and Joy
Redneck Girl
Ring of Fire
Rocky Top
Runaway
Silver Wings
Sing Me Back Home
Sleepwalk
Slowly
Spooky
Standup
Suzie Q
Sweet Caroline
Swinging Doors
That's the Way Love Goes
The Breeze
Time Won't Let Me
Today Started Loving You Again
Tush
Wagon Wheel
Wonderful Tonight
Wooly Bully

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