The core of the band comprises musical director Adam Michael Rothberg (producer, songwriter and sideman) on keyboards, guitars and harmony vocals. Also on guitars and harmony vocals, a recent transplant to NYC by way of Nashville, is Bronson Bush. Drummer Gary Tokarz keeps the engine room humming alongside veteran bassist Junior Cain, who is also the bands founder. Rounding out the bands sound on alternating shows are seasoned multi-instrumentalists Peter Adams and Andy Santospago contributing pedal steel, guitars, harmonica, banjo and harmonies.
Performing All The Hits And More
Linda Ronstadt was the rare artist who could comfortably cover a wide variety of musical bases; including folk, rock, country, jazz standards, opera and Latin. Her vocal gift had few limitations and she showcased it with every recording and performance. Her incredible vocal instrument along with her classic song interpretations have earned her countless devoted fans across the world. Sadly, Linda has been stricken with Parkinson's Disease and can no longer sing or perform. The Linda Ronstadt Experience is excited to help keep her legacy alive by continuing to share the joy and beauty of her repertoire to a wide audience.
“Music is meant to lighten your load. By singing it, you release the sadness and release yourself.” - Linda Ronstadt
How The Linda Ronstadt Experience Came To Be
In June of 2017 bassist Junior Cain ran a local ad in the Northeast seeking a Linda Ronstadt style singer. He proceeded to assemble a band of players that echoed his love for the artist, who had been stricken with Parkinson disease and left her unable to sing or perform. After a few early personnel changes Junior decided to place ads in the musical hot spots of Nashville and Austin. After a few weeks Tristan McIntosh's Nashville Management replied to the ad. It was decided that Tristan's closest musical collaborator Bronson Bush, would fill out the role as one of the bands guitarist. In March 2018 thirty songs were sent out to the potential band members to learn and woodshed. Tristan and Bronson flew into Boston with the plan to rehearse the material for three days, then shoot video on day four. It took a tremendous "Leap of Faith" on everyone's part but when all the members met the chemistry and good vibes were undeniable. Then Tristan began to sing and everyone knew that this was going to be something very special.
If you're interested in learning more about The Linda Ronstadt Experience, contact us today. We are happy to tell you more about our band, music, and Ms. Ronstadt.
The Linda Ronstadt Experience band members have been working together for many years. At the band’s core is Musical Director Adam Michael Rothberg, a touring veteran and producer, songwriter, sideman from the Northeast on piano and keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars and harmony vocals. Also on acoustic and electric guitars, and harmony vocals, a recent transplant to NYC by way of Nashville and Kentucky is Bronson Bush. In the engine room are the solid bassist and the band’s founder Junior Cain, and steadfast drummer Gary Tokarz. Rounding out the band’s sound on alternating shows are seasoned multi-instrumentalists Peter Adams and Andy Santospago playing pedal steel, acoustic, and electric guitars, harmonica, banjo and singing harmonies.
Our Band Members
Tristan McIntosh - Lead Vocal - Keys - Acoustic Guitar - Trumpet - Hand Percussion Adam Michael Rothberg - Piano - Keyboards - Acoustic & Electric Guitars - Harmony Vocal
Junior Cain - Fender Electric Bass
Bronson Bush - Acoustic & Electric Guitars - Harmony Vocal
Doug Plavin - Drums - Percussion - Harmony Vocal
Pete Adams - Multi Instrumentalist - Pedal Steel - Harmonica - Acoustic Guitar -Percussion -Harmony Vocal
Andy Santospago - Multi Instrumentalist - Electric & Acoustic Guitar - Lap Steel - Banjo - Pedal Steel - Harmony Vocal