This band of veteran musicians is very popular in the Central Kentucky area, playing to large audiences with their original songs and many familiar hits as well. They have performed at the Governor’s Derby Day Party in Frankfort, The annual Blues Between the Bridges Festival numerous times, the 2016 Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival, 2016 Lexington Music Awards Show, and many other venues.
The band’s newest release is 2017’s “Made in the Shade” a 12-song album and an earlier release, a 2014 album entitled “Snakebit” were submitted for Grammy consideration by their record label, Altus Records. Both albums actually were approved by the Academy screening committee and placed on the Grammy ballots in the American Roots category.
RC and the NightShades has been nominated Best Blues Band for three years in a row in the Lexington Music Awards, and in 2018, band leader Ronn Crowder was the recipient of the Lexington Music Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his extensive career in the music business.