Donnie Pick and the Road Band


Originally from Nashville, TN, where he enjoyed playing 250 days out of the year as part of George Heard’s (a/k/a Harmonica Red) band, Donnie Pick relocated to Wisconsin. He has surrounded himself with some stellar musicians and now fronts Donnie Pick and the Road Band. Rick Smith, on bass, once played a week-long gig with the Righteous Brothers and has experience playing on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Rick is a well-known fixture on the Wisconsin music scene. Joining Rick and Donnie is Ory Green on drums. Ory is considered the “backbone” of Donnie’s band and has over 20 years experience playing music. Rounding out this quartet is Erik Meyer on horns. Erik has a degree in music from the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point). Though Erik has disciplines in jazz and other forms of music, he finds himself at home with the blues.

Donnie Pick has traveled the country, playing places such as Corpus Christi, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; and San Francisco CA, to name just a few. He has performed in the company of such artists as Toby Keith, John Rich, Guitar Shorty, The Drifters. The band has opened for numerous acts such as Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chuck Negron from Three Dog Night. Donnie has been playing guitar and singing since he was 14 years old.

Although fluent in many styles of music ranging from Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Zydeco and Rock & Roll, Donnie’s current style of music is more at home in the blues/rock genre. Donnie recorded two CDs and a DVD with Harmonica Red’s national touring band, but he is happy to be out front with his own band and looks forward to hitting the road with his band. Be on the lookout: Attending a Donnie Pick and the Road Band show will send you home knowing you witnessed something truly remarkable.