Tricia comes from a musical family and started singing at an early age in school, from elementary special chorus to NYSSMA All-County, All-State and solo competitions through high school. She briefly pursued a recording career while honing her skills in local competitions and performance nights. She joined WATT 4 in 2006, where she performed with Clyde and Fred for several years. After a break to start a family she jumped back into the local band scene with Head West in 2013, working with Clyde and Ben, and is stoked to now be a part of South Bound. She plays classical piano, having studied with a Russian-pianist-trained teacher for 9 years. She is also learning the guitar from her dad, a seasoned bluegrass and country guitar, banjo and mandolin player. Tricia, her husband Ryan and their children live in Clermont, NY.
John started taking guitar lessons at 7 yrs old. He'd rather be playing baseball, but came to appreciate the lessons when he got to high school and realized there were a ton of guitarists but no bass players. Job created.
He played in a Springsteen cover band in the early years and most recently a busy wedding, club, party band. He's been living in the lower Hudson Valley for past 35 years with his wife Kathy where they raised three sons. His progression to new country music has been coming for a long time. (He's a fan)
He feels being invited to join Southbound is a true honor and he looks forward to contributing to this outstanding lineup!
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When Clyde was 9 years old he found that drums sounded better than mom's pots and pans. Around 13 he honed his skills playing drums in the Continental Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He has been playing in local bands since that time such as Visions for 7 years and WATT 4 for 4 years with many members including Tricia and Fred. He also established and played with Kickstart and later Head West with Ben and Tricia. He is South Bound's visionary and can be found rubbing elbows with the local venues to promote our band. Clyde and his wife Deb live in Philmont, NY.
Tricia Misonznick, Lead Vocals:
John Hannon, Bass and Vocals.
Fred began classical guitar lessons at age 12 and by 16 was playing high school dances as well as every local bar in the Newburgh area where he grew up (Fred's parents were not amused). After a several year stint with The Marauders, a well-known band in the tri-state area, Fred appeared in a long list of local and regional acts playing everything from The Beatles to heavy metal to disco to a long-term stint with the very busy Liquid Crystal, a wedding/corporate act appearing up and down the east coast. Fred then took some time away from music to raise a family and build a career but the pull of live performance was too strong to resist and thus began a return to the music scene in the capital district area with the popular WATT 4 band, working with Clyde Krein and Tricia Misonznick. Several other bands, including Honey Ridge, as well as many solo acoustic shows and even a vaudeville revival later, Fred is thrilled to now join South Bound. Fred calls it " a new country band that is a real crowd favorite, with the finest musicians and "killer" lead singer playing country like it needs to be played. Fred and his wife Debra reside in Cairo, NY.
Ben Hall, Rhythm Guitar and Vocals:
We have been working together since December 2013 perfecting our sound. Our unique combination of expertise and professionalism sets us apart from other area bands. We have incredible vocalists and instrumentalists with the ability to entertain and engage the crowd.
We play venues from bars and restaurants to town parks, community events and fundraisers all around Columbia, Greene and Dutchess counties in New York as well as surrounding areas.
We had the distinguished opportunity to be the only local act invited to play at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain alongside national recording artists and other Nashville performers.
Fred Steup, Lead Guitar