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White Ryder Band

Grand Rapids – (1975-1978) Played various high school functions, Bars like Jolly Trolley, Family Tavern in Caledonia.

Band Members:

  • Mike Norton (Guitar, vocals)
  • Skip Meyer (Keyboards, guitar, vocals)
  • Tom Homrich (Bass)
  • Steve Besmer (Drums, vocals)

Band Member Change Summer of 1978:

  • Buzzy Martin (Guitar, vocals)
  • Skip Meyer (Keys, guitar, vocals)
  • Tom Homrich (Bass)
  • Greg Garro (Drums)
This second band was only together for a few short months with few gigs the highlight of which was Festival 78; Union Stage; closing act.  We had a guitar player with the Allman Brothers come up and sing Stormy Monday Blues with us.  He was in town doing a radio interview on LAV FM with a guy from the Bay City Rollers, and he was cruising around town, heard our version of Free Bird and passed us a note.
After that, Buzzy went to California where he is the successful author of the book “Don’t Shoot, I’m the Guitar Man”  which is currently in production as a movie.
The rest of us……went on with life.

One Response to White Ryder Band

  1. Skip Meyer says:

    Wish someone could produce some photos!

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