Josie Grant

Guitar & Vocals

Josie is a bluegrass powerhouse, wowing audiences with dynamic, powerful singing and driving guitar playing. Fans describe her vocals as being "highly charged!", and her tone, expression and commanding performance style make her a standout among top bluegrass vocalists.  Equally compelling is her energetic and rhythmically dynamic guitar playing which forms the driving foundation for Rock Ridge. Originally from Southern CA, she fell in love with bluegrass in the 1990s and has performed with Hiway 99 and Borderline Bluegrass Band in Northern California. Hailing now from the Sisters, Oregon, Josie has worked as a professional portrait/food photographer but has gone back to focusing on her longtime love of classical oil painting.

Dale Adkins

Banjo, guitar & vocals

Dale is a native Oregonian and longtime Northwest guitar legend who Flatpick Guitar Magazine states is: “..... a major force!" As a part of Grammy nominee Kate MacKenzie's touring band, Dale performed across the U.S. and Europe in the 1990s. Other musical collaborations include guitar legend Dan Crary, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Frontline, True North, Jim Faddis and many more. With the 2006 release of “Alone in the Red Room,” Dale introduced a significant departure from high-energy bluegrass flatpicking, showing significant growth and sophistication in his playing which has only evolved with time. Dale is an instrumental wiz on guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and tenor guitar. Dale is also the owner and engineer/producer of Big Owl Studios where he has recorded and produced acoustic recordings of beautiful, pure quality for musicians all over the US. As an avid fly fisherman, Dale would also be thrilled to take you on a guided fishing trip on the Deschutes River.

Josh Adkins

Mandolin & Vocals

Also a native Oregonian, Josh is a master of strings and a talented composer, arranger and vocalist. Josh applies his considerable intelligence and talent to a certain creative mastery of any instrument he tackles whether it is guitar, bass, mandolin or ukulele. He was a major creative influence of the popular Northwest Group The Bluegrass Regulators, along with his equally talented sister Molly. Other configurations include Grass Station, Kristen Grainger & True North. Having been raised on bluegrass from infancy, Josh has been immersed in music his entire life and it shows with every instrument he tackles. His creativity with song arrangements have challenged the band to reach new heights. Josh is a software engineer by day but we don’t hold it against him.

Suzanne Adkins

Bass & vocals

Suzanne has been a stately, rock-solid bassist and vocalist in many Northwest groups over the years. She has held down the beat for groups including Kristen Grainger & True North, Knott Bros, McKenzie Crossing, and Adkins Family Band. She is a gifted vocalist and harmony singer in any configuration she joins. Suzanne is the Artistic Director for the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival held annually in Fossil, OR and works alongside Dale Adkins as a record producer and engineer for Big Owl Studios, providing her own stamp to many bluegrass and acoustic recordings. Her other musical pursuits include serving on the current Board of Directors of Acoustic Sound (Wintergrass) and in the past on the Oregon Bluegrass Association Board. Suzanne would also be thrilled to sell you a house in Central Oregon.