Joel Rustenhaven - Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar

joel bio

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 - Lead Guitar/Vocals

bio t bone

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 - Bass/Vocals

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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".

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JJ Barnett - Drums/Vocals
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 Raised in Memphis, and having performed in countless venues throughout the southern and western U.S., J. J. played drums on Beale Street and in joints all over north Mississippi during the 70s and 80s. Career highlights include sit-ins with stars like Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Whitlock, and many other artists stopping in the Bluff City.
 
 
 
 

 

 

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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.