• Meet the Family

    Joshua Belew

    Joshua Belew says "Being a fan has taught me to be a good entertainer, and just as my favorite President - Abraham Lincoln ' spoke from his own heart, directly to the heart of the people', I just have to listen to my heart"


    If one word could be used to  describe his heart, it would be ENTERTAINER....

    Christopher Gray

    A true veteran of the Southwest Missouri music scene, Christopher Gray is one of two talented guitarist currently slamming chords and trading licks with Bootleg Riot.


    Chris has recorded several CD's that feature his songwriting, arrangement skills and musicianship.... 


    Wayne Severson

      In 2006, Wayne relocated to Branson, MO where he established himself in the music scene. In 2016, Wayne was presented the award "Lead Guitar of the Year 2016" by Branson Show Awards.   Beyond training and experience, Wayne has a true passion for playing, vocal ability, reading skills and a good working knowledge of sound and recording technology...

    Tony Ambrosia

    Details From South Florida, Barefoot Tony began his journey toward musicianship with a 13pc Pearl Export kit, a pair of sticks and a father who had playing for decades. At a very young age Barefoot Tony proved to be a natural upcoming drummer, surpassing his father in many ways and has been  Influenced by the greats like John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), the late Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and several other rock n roll drummers. 

    In the early 2000's he found his style and his... 


    Robert Smith

     

    Robert has been a great addition to the band. His ability, professionalism and experience sets the bar WELL above par and his desire to be a great entertainer shines as his energy feeds the stage. 

    Robert is originally from Southern California and moved to Missouri a decade ago.  He has played with other local favorites like Papa Green Shoes, Hot Box and most recently Out of Eden. 

    Strong work ethic and imagination are a major contribution to BlR's "Country with a Rock n Roll feel" desired sound...

    The RIOT BIO

     From your above average stage presence, to table top dancing, to the drummer being 15 feet above the stage in a construction scissor lift, BLR is a riot! 

     With the rise in popularity of modern country music in today’s market and being surrounded by many great local artists performing their genre of choice around the Ozarks, it became clear to Joshua Belew that an alternative to the classic norms of local entertainment needed to be addressed. 

    In 2012 he set out to create a fresh musical...

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