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Raining Horseshoes: Bio

RAINING HORSESHOES - Country Western Band
 
The Norco California-based band, Raining Horseshoes featuring lead singer Anthony Rivera, performs a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Country and Western music. Their high-energy performances entertain crowds of all ages.

“You did it again…! The Saturday Rodeo Dance was packed … judging from the crowds on the dance floor – they were all very pleased with your music. You and your guys do a great job!” – Industry Hills Charity PRCA Rodeo 2002 - 2014

Raining Horseshoes was formed over a decade ago. The first CD “Wish You Were Loving Me” was released in May 1999. Four songs on the debut CD received radio airplay, charted and introduced the power of Anthony’s voice to delighted country music fans. Raining Horseshoes has opened for numerous major artists such as Asleep at the Wheel, Suzy Bogguss, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Skaggs, Ty Herndon and the Texas Tornados.

Since 2002 Raining Horseshoes has performed on the California PRCA rodeo circuit.  Today they continue to be a favorite on the rodeo circuit and provide concerts, the national anthem and rodeo dance entertainment for enthusiastic fans.  In 2008, they recorded and released the long awaited follow-up CD entitled “Beer Bottle Brown” that has been well received by fans and Internet radio.

Raining Horseshoes consists of Anthony Rivera - lead vocals, Art Holland - lead guitar, John Higgins - keyboards, Steve Learned - bass, and Owen Goldman - drums. The fun and camaraderie on stage is captured in the music, and their performances always provide a crowd-pleasing show!

Currently, Raining Horseshoes entertains regularly at festivals, fairs, rodeos, clubs, private parties, fundraisers, and charity and corporate events.  The band performs the best of Country and Western music, from classics to the latest hits by artists like Merle Haggard, George Strait, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Marty Robbins, Chris Ledoux, Michael Martin Murphey, Ian Tyson, Dave Stamey and their own radio ready originals.

Raining Horseshoes grabs an audience with powerful, heart-felt ballads and entertaining danceable favorites, and keeps them on their feet for hours - always yelling for more. Anthony’s strong lead vocals, tight backup harmonies and the professional musicianship of Raining Horseshoes have kept audiences entertained and dancers on the dance floor throughout the West for over a decade!

 

RAINING HORSESHOES - Country Western Band

Raining Horseshoes has performed at:

* The Gabriel Foundation's Annual Industry Hills Charity PRCA Rodeo
   2014/2013/2012/2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003/2002.

* City of Brea Annual Fourth of July Country Fair

   2016/2014/20/2013/2012/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003/2002/2001

* National Day of the American Cowboy 2010, Norco, Ca

* California Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2008, 2004,

* Norco Guts and Glory Bull Ride 2008 Norco

* Norco HorseWeek IPRA Rodeo 2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004

* Orange Park Acres (OPA) Annual Horse Trail fundraisers 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006
* City of Brea "Brea Fest" 2009/2004
* 15th Annual Chino Fair PRCA Rodeo 2004
* 20th Annual Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo 2004
* Norco Valley Fair 2010/2004
* San Bernardino County Sheriff's Rodeo 2003
* San Dimas Western Days Rodeo 2003

* City concerts including Huntington Beach (Bella Terra), Cerritos Town Center & Long Beach Town Center

* Concerts on the Lake, Woodbridge Village, City of Irvine 2006/2003/2001/2000

* Cowboy Palace, Swallows Inn, Brandin’ Iron, Cowboy Country, Crazy Horse

* House of Blues, Coach House, Galaxy Concert Theatre

* Concerts-in-the-Park" City of Brea 2002, City of La Habra 2001, Cityof Placentia 2000/1999
* City of Whittier Uptown Festival 2001/2000
* City of Placentia Street Fair 2000
* City of Carson Country & Western Fair 2002/1999

* Orange County Social Services Agency & Orangewood Children's Foundation 6th Annual 2001                      FosterParent Appreciation Banquet Western BBQ

* Cowboys / Cowgirls for a Cure Foundation and the 43rd Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse                Show to benefit the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles