Friday 10/7: Rhett Haney
Rhett has been in the music scene around Denver for 20+ years. Starting off playing bass with Maggie Jack, Rhett quickly learned what was needed to be an effective musician on stage. During his next project, Tequila Mockingbird, which would last for 12 1/2 years, he fine-tuned his bass playing, started dabbling with backup singing, developed his stage performance, and studio recording/engineering/mastering techniques. During this time Rhett would periodically fill in with other local bands such as SPIV, Matt Need’s Vagiant (The Tightest Band in the World), EBWA, and many others.
During his next musical phase Rhett decided it was time to actually buy a drum set instead of always fooling around on his current drummer’s kit. This led to him striking out and eventually meeting Matt Buckstein with whom he would co-form Denver’s own country band Buckstein. It was during these years that he developed his drumming skills, while still refining his singing abilities. Often times Rhett would fill in for other country bands as they would come through town appearing both at Toby Keith’s and The Grizzly Rose among other venues around town. These bands included Texas’s own Beaumont. As well as Against The Grain from California.
Currently the drummer/backup vocalist for The Walker Williams Band, Rhett has enjoyed many years of success while sharing the stage with many of the greats including Toby Keith. Rhett has finally been given the opportunity to take his musicianship on the road as much as possible. And he is absolutely having the time of his life!
The obvious next phase includes reviving his bass playing abilities and moving to the front of the stage to sing lead in this current project. Rhett hopes for many years of continued success.