Bakersfield Bound

 

Wayne "Wildcard" Miller - Band leader and frontman, lead vocals, guitar, and mandolin

Wayne "Wildcard" Miller is from an old California family, and is the "real deal" when it comes to California country music and the "Bakersfield Sound". Wayne was widely known as one of the top country singers in Southern California.

For several years Wayne was a vocalist for the popular California country rock band "Red Hot Roosters" before forming the critically acclaimed country rock band "Country Roots" in 2007. "Country Roots" was comprised of top California country musicians and performed in Las Vegas, opened for famous country acts at major venues, and performed throughout the Southern California "honky tonk" scene. Wayne was the leader, "frontman" and lead vocalist of "Country Roots" for seven years.

After relocating to Indianapolis, Wayne formed Bakersfield Bound in 2014 from highly experienced country musicians as a homage to the "Bakersfield Sound" and California country.

 

 

Ted Kirkendall - Lead Guitar

Ted is widely known as one of the most highly respected lead guitarists in Indiana. Ted has vast performing experience, and his signature country guitar licks are hot, hot, hot! Ted's guitar influences are Pete Anderson, Clarence White, and James Burton, among others.

Tom Lindmar - Drums and Vocals

Tom is one of the premier drummers in Indiana, and is also an outstanding vocalist. Tom's love is playing music. A versatile musician, Ted attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has performed in many famous bands over the years.

Bobby Burns - Electric Bass and Vocals

Bobby Burns is a highly experienced and versatile bassist, as well as a fine vocalist. Bobby has played in bands in Indiana and south Georgia for over 30 years, and is a great lover of the "Bakersfield Sound".

Joe Alterio - Pedal Steel Guitar

One of the finest pedal steel musicians in Indiana, Joe is a great lover of "West Coast Country". Joe's hot pedal steel guitar licks sound like they're straight out of a Bakersfield honky tonk!