- Lead Vocals/Guitar
I have been singing since I was 3. I grew up singing in the church, also traveled all across the United States, from Dallas to Boston singing with bands. In 2001 I formed The Rustenhaven Band. I have had several different members since I started the band. The guys we have now are great musicians. Also changed the style of music to make a bigger variety to please all the fans. I love to play and sing from the camp fire to the big stage, but I love the fans the most.
Tommy "T-Bone" Hood
T-Bone hails from Clarksdale MS, "Birthplace of the Blues". His influences include guitarists Billy Gibbons, Robben Ford, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, Albert Collins, Eric Clapton and Pete Anderson. T-Bone has also shared the stage with B.B. King, Johnny Neel (formally of the Allman Bros.) Country artists Ronnie McDowell, Hank Williams Jr. and classic groups The Coasters and Bill Haley’s Comets.
Eric Westpy, born in Belleville New Jersey, spent a few years in Chicago before moving to Memphis in 1985. Spent the last 30 years playing all genres of music to be as diverse as possible. Skills also include sound engineer, also plays guitar and piano. Enjoys the challenge of sitting in with bands he's never met before as a hired gun. "Keeps me on my toes".
At this point, I am the bass player and vocalist for The Bouffants,The Shakerz, The Rustenhaven Band , on call bassist, doing sound at F.O.H., stage tech, crew chief, spot-op, lighting assistant, opening act and monitor engineer for folks like:
Keith Anderson, Jason Michael Carrol, Little Texas, Sinbad, ESPN2, Don King Boxing, Showtime Boxing, The Subdudes, Pretty Ricky, Keith Sweat, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Pieces of a Dream, Earth Wind & Fire, The Temptations, Confederate Railroad, Trick Pony, Exile, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Denise LaSalle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby Checker, Neal McCoy, Steve Azar, Black Oak Arkansas...
We are Rustenhaven, four guys that play with the
energy of twelve. Every crowd we play for not only has
a great and memorable time, but there are songs in each of
our sets that will please everyone all the time from 20s to 60s
in age. From the time we hit the stage we become close to the
crowd and get them involved with the whole show. We keep the
dance floor packed with people singing along and dancing. There
is not any music we do not cover and club and festival
promoters love the variety.