Groovy Rednecks

Groovy Rednecks

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Name = Groovy Rednecks

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Origin = Los Angeles California flagcountry|USA
Genre = Alternative country
Years_active = 1991 – present
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Current_members = Tex Troester Bob Ricketts Ron Botelho Gary Riley Jim Doyle
Past_members = Herman Senac

The Groovy Rednecks are an alt-country band from Los Angeles, California, who refer to themselves as being a "country band for people who hate country" and a "Drinkin' Band". The Rednecks consist of vocalist Tex Troester, guitarist Bob Ricketts, bassist Ron Botelho, Gary Riley, and Jim Doyle, who replaced the previous drummer, Herman Senac in 2004.

Since forming in 1991, the Rednecks have played over 400 shows, at venues such as Raji's, The Shamrock, Spaceland, The Scene, The Bigfoot Lodge and even at East Hollywood strip club Jumbo's Clown Room.


*Tex Troester – Vocals
*Bob Ricketts – Guitar
*Ron Botelho - Bass
*Gary Riley – Guitar, mandolin, squeeze-box
*Jim Doyle - Drums (2004 - present)


*1997: "Buzzed"
*1999: "Wishful Drinking"
*2003: "Ass Grabbin’ Country"
*2006: "Loud Mouth Drunks"" Loud Mouth Drunks" is the latest release of LA's "favorite country-rock band"(LA Times)"Ass Grabbin’ Country" is the third release, and is the most personal of all three CDs. For once the songs are not all about Tex Troester, instead deciding to try something new, having songs about each of the other band members also. "My Girlfriends Got A Boyfriend" is about Gary, "Who Wears The Pants?" is about Ron and his wife, and "My Wife Got Hit By A Truck" is about Bob and his wife. And of course as usual the rest of the songs are telling the life of Tex.Fact|date=June 2007

External links

* [ Groovy Rednecks Official Site]
* [ Groovy Rednecks on]
* [ Groovy Rednecks trash it up at OTP] , Pasadena Weekly

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