Founded in 1992, Portland, Oregon based Haymaker enjoyed success though much of the nineties. The band received national press and major label attention for multiple releases including several singles and one full-length album The Dream Ride Home. Haymaker performed to large audiences across the western United States and gained a national reputation for amazing live shows.
After disbanding in 1998 to pursue other musical interest, Haymaker reformed in 2011 and found their loyal fan base waiting for them. Haymaker has been performing select shows and recording ever since.
Shaped by the hardships of the Great Recession and powered by the lyrical talent of front-man Steve Lockwood, this collection of new material is driven by raw energy and emotion. Most songs were recorded live and some were improvised, but every track shines with honesty and authenticity.
Band members include: Steve Lockwood - Lead vocals and guitar, Jeff Farnand - Bass, Kevin Jerde - Guitar, Robert Trujillo - Instrumentalist, Rick Barry - Drums
Ron Rogers was raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, and was musically schooled in the roadhouses of the Lone Star State. He was based out of Austin for many years before heading to Los Angeles, where he served as a staff songwriter for Island Records for two years and worked for Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss at A&M Studios for nine years before relocating to Portland in 2004. In 2007 he co-wrote a song with bluegrass legend Del McCoury and Portland songwriter Joe New, “40 Acres and a Fool,” that was released on McCoury’s CD, Moneyland. He is also a mixed media artist and his Shrines to Dead Musicians hang in galleries in Portland and around the US. He was commissioned in 2007 and 2008 to produce the covers of the Oregonian A&E Waterfront Blues Festival guides.
Band Members include: Ron Rogers, Don Campbell, Dave Grafe, Chris Bond