(Aiken, SC) Guitar, Mouth Harp, Vocals
Ben began trying to play guitar around the age of 15 by hanging around his friends that were in bands. He soon became obsessed with the guitar. He began taking classical guitar lessons and ended up being a classical guitar major at USC. Changing majors and returning home to Aiken he soon found a band to join and has beenin bands ever since. He loves all styles of music and that is why The Anybody"s Guess Band has been his longest band venture (they play it all). His first band was "1851" which was a country rock band. He is a founding member of " The Scratch Band", "The Revolaters", and "The Kool Katz". Ben's gear of choice is always FENDER. He is musical jack of all trades and master of none. His list of favorite bands is much too long to list. Each gig is a new adventure for him, in hoping that someone will feel good by what they hear. Ben's favorite quote is "Life is 10% what you make of it and 90% how you take it" PLAY HARD!
(New Holland, SC) Bass Guitar, Vocals
Davie has been playing bass guitar since around 1980 when he was in the 7th grade. Long before that he was strumming a Roy Rogers model guitar and dreaming of being a cowboy when he grew up (he's still waiting on that to happen!). Music has always been a part of his life - singing in the kid's choir at church; taking piano lessons; playing trumpet in junior high, high school, and college bands; singing in the middle school chorus; and listening and watching wide-eyed at his Dad's first cousin's band, "The Barefoot Five", playing at local community dances. Perhaps it was their example and encouragement that motivated him to take up the bass. Davie picked up some of his first licks sitting alongside their bass player at some of those community dances when he was around thirteen. Davie's influences in music are quite numerous and diverse, but he really enjoys groups with rich vocal harmony like some of his earliest influences: The Eagles, Alabama, Restless Heart, and Little Texas. Besides the pure enjoyment of making music with some really great musicians and friends, Davie gets perhaps an even bigger thrill out of seeing people having a great time dancing and listening to the band's music.
(Lexington, SC) Keyboards, Mouth Harp, Vocals.
Willie has been hitting the keys since he was 8 years old. He was raised up in the small town of Gaston, SC. Willie was influenced by his mother... " A Mama's Boy". Mama was a good teacher, instructing him to "Hear what the song is tellin' ya, Son". In the past, he has played keys for Seacoast Church in Irmo, SC for 8 years, and other church venues for 7 years. Willie has performed on several Carnival Cruise Ships, singing to the audience and entertaining any passengers that were drunk enough to listen to him. One of biggest highlights of his music career was performing at "The Rock Fort" at Fort Jackson, SC. His band, "Voice", had the honor to perform in front of 10,000 soldiers, in a large concert to honor our service men and women.
(Augusta, GA) Drums, Vocals
Every musician who lives within a fifty-mile radius should know this cool cat. Richard started hitting the drums at the age of 8 and joined his first band, “Sam Myers & The Westerners” at the age of 11, and 45 years later he is still beating the drums and full of energy! He has played in numerous bands throughout his career, ranging in all genres of music. Fans may remember him from some of his former bands, which include: “The Good Times Band”, “LakeWood Freeway”, “Shiloh”, and “Shameless Dave & The Miracle Whips” – just to name a few. He jumped on tour with “Danny Rhea & Empty Pockets” opening for various famous artists like Tanya Tucker, Don Williams, McBride and The Ride, Foster & Lloyd, Leroy Parnell, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery, Brad Paisley, Mel McDaniel, Aaron Tippin, Confederate Railroad, and so many more – the list goes on and on! It’s safe to say that this cat sure got around!
Richard understands and appreciates the blessing that was given to him and he does not hold anything back when he performs. Not only does this drummer keep a wicked beat, but the man can sing too!! This cool cat has a killer set of pipes! He can swoon the ladies with his version of “Tennessee Whiskey” just as well as Chris Stapleton – if you don’t believe us, just ask his fans – or better yet, come out and hear it for yourself – you will not be disappointed!
(Wagener, SC) Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Fred is a long time member with Anybody's Guess that has recently returned to the band. He and Davie were founding members of the original Anybody's Guess band back in the mid-90s. They had their start performing together in their first band, however, back in middle school. Fred has been involved with guitar and vocals for a very long time, opening shows for artists like Waylon Jennings, Confederate Railroad, and Radney Foster, He also played in a Contemporary Christian band " All Will Be Won" for 5 years. Fred's vocal ability and musicianship are great assets to the group.
(Aiken, SC) Sound Reinforcement
Bringing his "...wattage to yo cottage..." He is the man behind the scenes, keeping us sounding so good. Marshall started working with local bands in 1981 and in 1985 graduated from Full Sail University. He then went on the road mixing sound with regional touring bands often working with national acts. He returned home to South Carolina in 1998 to be with family and start working the local scene. He joined Anybody's Guess in 2003 and the rest is history.