Based in West Virginia USA, Rutledge, the band, embraces the classic rock genre, and brings forth a fresh sound by synthesizing the styles of the past and integrating them with a more contemporary flair. Their diversity of styles offer a range of listening pleasure as energy levels vary from intense drives to moderately and melodically subdued songs with reflective lyrics.
Its players are similarly assorted. Drummer, John Zimmerman, began playing at the age of 11. Before traveling as drum technician with Miami Sound Machine and Pink Floyd, John's group warmed up for The Drifters, The Young Rascals, The Four Tops, and Iron Butterfly. Bassist, Clarence White, Jr. loves jazz. He toured with Glenn Smith Unlimited playing shows in Las Vegas and in Canada; but has not limited himself to that genre, as his life long musical career includes playing folk rock with Ron Hawkins and straight up rock with Pat Traverse. Newcomer violinist, Alasha Al-Qudwah, likewise transcends musically beyond her abiding love for classical music through her improvisation in Mid-Eastern and gypsy grooves; her studies at Mark O'Connor's fiddle camp in Nashville TN afforded her exploration into 'ethnomusicology', offering Rutledge new horizons to traverse.
Rutledge has created several works that are currently on the market and they are getting ready to launch an International radio campaign. They are performing and working on new music and they look forward to what the future holds for them. Stay tuned for more on this incredible act.