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!
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'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 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