The Rattlers Sampler @ Taste of Mad. '14 (listen) [6:00]
The Rattlers LBT Sampler @ Taste of Mad. '14 (listen) [3:25]
The Rattlers Acoustic Sampler @ Taste of Mad. '14 (listen) [2:31]
The Rattlers at the Taste of Madison 2013 (watch)
Somewhere between Little Big Town and Delbert McClinton, you'll find what Madison's country group Rachelle & The Red Hot Rattlers call "Country with a Bite!"
The Rattlers Contemporary Country sound may be Top-40, but their roots run deep in R&B and Soul, with two members hailing from the legendary 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield's Band. Now, the band mixes artists like Linda Ronstadt, Delbert McClinton and Fleetwood Mac with Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland and Lady Antebellum into their show. "I guess we're not much of a twang band," says Rachelle when asked about the band's identity. "People who aren't necessarily Country fans tell us they love the sound," she adds.
The band has performed at nearly every major festival in South-Central Wisconsin and raking in numerous awards throughout the state, including being voted Wisconsin's #1 Country Band at the 1997 & 2010 Hodag Country Festivals.
Since their return in 2005, the band has opened for artists such as Phil Vassar, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram, and Eric Church. The band is fronted by Rachelle Fiskey of Sun Prairie; most recently recognized a 7th time as Top Local Female Vocalist of the Year at the 19th annual Madison Country Music Awards.
Rounding out the lineup is Steve Gundlach on Bass, mandolin and vocals, Tom Cobb on Lead guitar and vocals, Al Heidemann on Keyboards, Lisa B on Vocals and Percussion, and Kent Zocher on Drums
We always look forward to seeing fans of good live music and hope to make more of it with you in attendance wherever that might be here in greater southern Wisconsin.
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