RiderByMySide is a Bend-based acoustic band performing Roots music ranging from traditional folk and bluegrass to country soul. They blend 3-part harmonies with guitar and fiddle into both hand-crafted originals and timeless covers. A RiderByMySide set highlights their influences and illustrates their intent on keeping quality music alive.
RiderByMySide’s back porch Americana style highlights good music born in the last century. Centered around singer/songwriter/guitarist Gregg Morris, vocalist Kristin Morris, and Ella Rider on fiddle and vocals, RiderByMySide plays only quality hand-crafted originals and timeless covers. Kristin’s vocals have the ability to relax the soul or incite a crowd, depending on the moment. RiderByMySide’s harmony sound shows their affinity for classic duos like Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, and George Jones & Tammy Wynette. Gregg’s songwriting style walks the path paved by Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Richard Thompson. While Ella Rider's songwriting shows her wide range of influences, from old time classics to today's pop stars. Covers are chosen carefully from their vast vinyl collection.