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alison-rupertAlison Rupert

Alison Rupert – Lead Vocals, Keyboards & Guitar
Alison takes center stage on The Front Porch Country Band’s live performances, and all eyes are on her as she provides a natural center for the band. By the tender age of four, Alison was already exhibiting her joy of music and song. She grew up singing at home and in her father’s church, but it wasn’t until her years in college that she joined forces – musically and romantically – with Richard. She’s living out her dreams with her co-performing husband, entertaining on stage and in the studio. Their musical partnership has led to opening for national recording artists Pam Tillis, Mark Wills, Marty Hagard, Jesse Hunter, Lionel Cartwright, Neal McCoy and many others.

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Johnny Jolin

Johnny Jolin – Lead Vocals & Guitars
Johnny’s distinctive lead vocals power the North Country sound of The Front Porch Country Band. He has performed as lead singer and guitarist with the Johnny Jolin Band, opening for top Nashville Recording Stars like Confederate Railroad, Ricochet, Hank Williams III, David Lee Murphy, Chely Wright, Jeff Carson, Steve Wariner and Mel McDaniel to name a very few. His original music can be heard on syndicated radio stations in 150 cities and 49 states across the USA and Canada. DJ Chris Conman Conn said of Johnny, “This guy is called The Country Rocker for a good reason. He writes and plays music that makes you want to crank up your stereo…and dance.” A prolific songwriter, a self-penned song is currently riding high on the national Christian charts.

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Joseph Paul Hauserman – Vocals, Percussion, & Keyboards
Joseph grew up playing and performing in church. After getting his taste of music at the early age of five, Joseph has spent 25 years working on his recording career, from engineering and producing to studio work on keyboards, drums, guitar and vocals. He’s worked with producers such as Nile Rodgers (produced the B-52s), Andy Jons (produced Joni Mitchell), Mitch Goldfarb (produced Ace of Base), Neil Dorfsman (produced Dire Straits and Paul McCartney) and other top Nashville producers. Joseph has opened for Neal McCoy, Pam Tillis, Doug Supernaw and Richard Marx to name just a few. And he’s a prolific songwriter.

 

kim-reichleyKim Reichley

Kim Reichley – Lead Vocals, Guitars, & Bass
Kimbo brings to the Front Porch Country Band over 30 years of experience in the music industry as not only vocalist but also as a performer on bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin and keyboards. His soulful blues voice and inventive bass style helps give the Front Porch Country Band its signature sound. He’s opened for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mitch Ryder and Chuck Mangione. His approach to his lifelong music profession is all about making the music a joy – for himself and his fans. “Play in time. Play in tune. And eat the food…it’s free.”

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Richard Rupert – Lead Guitars & Drums
A talented prodigy on numerous musical instruments, Richard has formally studied music since childhood. But it was an old acoustic guitar he uncovered in his family’s attic as a teenager that inspired him the most, and helped his true musical talents to begin to shine. A writer of countless original songs, he’s won national songwriting awards from The American Song Festival and Billboard Song Contests. Richard provides much of the precision technical and creative control for Front Porch projects. But onstage it’s his dazzling mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar that grabs and keeps country music fans’ attention.

rick-buckRick Buck

Rick Buck – Guitars & Drums
Rick is a powerful musical force on both guitar and drums. He’s opened for Reba McEntire, George Jones, Diamond Rio, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. As young as age 15 he opened for Merle Haggard and his early glimpses of the music industry made a huge impression. He’s spent much of the past decade touring Europe, Asia, and North America, dazzling international audiences with his virtuoso performances on both electric and acoustic guitar. His approach to life is simple. Always treat everyone around you the way you want to be treated yourself. Take the time to talk to people. And always remember – the glass is half full, not half empty.