Our Story

     Roadhouse Redeemed was formed in December of 2013 by Brad Frost and Jason Marquez.  Both Brad and Jason had played together at their church on the worship teams as well as another band project.  When they decided to start a blues/blues rock project, the only name that came to mind for a bass player, was Jeremiah Kidd.  Brad, Jason and Jeremiah had been playing together for a few years both in the church and in other outside bands.  Then came the question: Who's going to play lead guitar?  A Craigslist ad yielded very few responses which amounted to two auditions.  Out of those auditions, Roadhouse Redeemed was able to land Scottie Walton.  Scottie's rough, soulful voice and ripping guitar leads were the perfect fit for the band.  Roadhouse Redeemed got off to a slow start and struggled to book gigs because of being described as a blues band.  But after watching their highly entertaining show, every venue they play cannot wait to book them again and again. 

     The band  competed in the River City Blues Competition in Marietta, Ohio in February 2016. The guys made the cut to the top 10 acts who competed in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Historic Lafayette Hotel. Of the top 10 acts were 6 bands and 4 solo/duo acts. It was clear early on that these 10 acts were the cream of the crop and competition was stiff! At the end of the day, Roadhouse Redeemed finished as the top band. 1st and 2nd place overall went to solo/duo acts and the band finished 3rd place overall. Since Roadhouse Redeemed was the top band, they earned a spot at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2017 where they will compete against top blues bands from around the world!

Members

Brad Frost

Brad Frost

Brad Frost started his musical journey at age 5 by taking guitar lessons.  By 5th grade, he joined the elementary school band but not playing the instrument he wanted.  "I wanted to play the trumpet, but I had braces at the time so I couldn't buzz properly" he said.  Brad attempted to play clarinet at that time, only because his hands were too small for the saxophone, his second choice.  Clarinet only lasted a few weeks for Brad who ended up quitting band.  During a 7th grade music class about rhythm, Brad fell in love with all things percussion. By 8th grade, he was marching with the high school band and playing the quad toms.  It wasn't until his sophomore year that Brad began to play the drum kit for the school's jazz band and in concert band as well.  While in high school, Brad had the opportunity to travel to Florida and perform at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.  

After high school, Brad made efforts to start his own band, but all failed. "I kind of gave up on music at that point", he said.  In 2004, 6 years after quitting music, Brad was asked to audition for his church worship team as a drummer.  His audition was successful and Brad found himself playing a couple Sundays per month at church.  "I forgot how much I loved playing and just loved music in general", Brad recalls. 

It was at that same church that Brad met Jeremiah Kidd and Jason Marquez.  Brad played with several Christian bands during that time, all of which included Jeremiah Kidd on bass.  The last Christian band he played in picked up Jason Marquez, which eventually led to the formation of Roadhouse Redeemed. 

 
Scottie Walton

Scottie Walton

Scottie Walton began playing music around age 10 when he started to learn viola. By age 12, he was taking piano lessons, but hated it as he recalls. "I traded my Yamaha keyboard in for a guitar when I was 14", he said.  With his newly found passion for guitar, Scottie began to listen to everything Rock N' Roll. 

Scottie's first band project was a Christian metal group called "Allegiance".  From there, Scottie found himself playing in an acoustic group called "Ulterior Motives".  Scottie then got together with some childhood friends and started a Christian rock band called "Lightshine Theater".  Scottie and Lightshine Theater still play a few shows each year.  After playing with Lightshine for several years, Scottie realized that he had an itch for the blues.  Scottie joined a band called "Blues Reunion" as his first blues band project.  A short time after Blues Reunion broke up, Scottie answered a Craigslist ad and audition for Roadhouse Redeemed. 

Scottie has opened for King's X and Glenn Kaiser.  Scottie also has a solo acoustic project and you can learn more by visiting http://www.scottiewalton.com
Scottie says that his most memorable musical moments were opening for Glenn Kaiser and finishing as best band at the River City Blues Competition, which led to a trip to the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
 
Jason Marquez

Jason Marquez

Jason Marquez began playing music at the age of 10. His first instrument was the saxophone. By age 16, and influenced by his love of blues music, Jason began playing the harmonica. Often referred to as the blues harp, Jason learned to play the blues and the harmonica by listening to his dad's albums. 

Jason has played with many bands and has had the opportunity to open for some well known acts also. Jason has played with Richey B and the Red Liners, Larry B and the Real Deals, The 2Co's Cabaret House Band, The Dave Chisholm Band, The Juke Joint Saints, Hootie McBoob, and Roadhouse Redeemed. Acts that Jason has opened for include Koko Taylor, Glenn Kaiser, Smokin' Joe Kubek, The Nighthawks, The Kinsey Report and King's X. 

Jason's comedic delivery on stage and his harp playing make every show he's in a must see
Jeremiah Kidd

Jeremiah Kidd

Jeremiah Kidd discovered playing music around 4th grade. He found an old clarinet in the attic, and after showing his mom, got signed up for band at school. "After my first school recital, I realized clarinet was not for me", says Jeremiah. After clarinet, Jeremiah moved on to violin. After the violin, Jeremiah experienced a bit of a lull in music. It wasn't until his freshman year of high school when a youth pastor suggested he be part of a band at church that Jeremiah picked up the bass guitar. Jeremiah then played on the worship team for each church he attended after that point. He has also played with several smaller rock groups and other Christian bands along the way.