With a voice that summons the guttural howls of John Fogerty, and guitar work that ranges from the front porch to outer space, Ross Osteen joins the powerful blues/rock scene of the deep south. The songwriter was born in western North Carolina placed in the midst of an eclectic music scene ranging from bluegrass to rock, and beyond. Eventually all of his influences aligned to form his bluesy sound, and he hit  the road. Ross has played blues shows with notables such as Jimmy Thackery, and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He also shared the stage with legend Buddy Guy. There’s no doubt his style of musical soul searching will allure listeners.

Let’s not forget the driving pulse of the band, Patrick Gaynor. Growing up in New York, he was constantly pulled in by the hypnotic southern sound of the Allman Brothers. A sound which lures listeners in on songs like “Fools Gold” off of their album titled “Glenhead Station”. Patrick eventually moved south to find a band that could satisfy his blues cravings, and after a few tries, he meets a like minded musician named Jim Vint.

Pulling an array of dynamic bass lines from influential players like, Jack Bruce of Cream, Jim holds the breadth of the bands sound together solidly. Though they never met prior to the band, Jim also hails from New York. Jim also jammed with a number of musicians in western North Carolina before finally meeting Ross in one of the sessions. The hunger for a blues band between the three eventually reached a fever pitch, and they started a boogie that is still running years later.

Since the Ross Osteen Band started in 2014, they have played a number of shows from Georgia to New York to Chicago, with a very memorable appearance with Buddy Guy on one of their songs titled “Hold Back”. All the while, growing a local fan base in western North Carolina. They released their self titled album in 2015, followed by their second release “Glenhead Station” in 2016. The band just released their latest single “Mannish Boy” from the upcoming album “Williwaw”. Ross Osteen Band continues to hone their sound into an energetic blend of blues, roots, and southern rock.




With a return to the soulful sounds of Muddy Waters, The Ross Osteen Band delivers their powerful rendition of '“Mannish Boy”. It is the first release from their latest album titled “Williwaw”. The album title refers to a sudden commotion, which aptly describes the energy carried throughout their catalog, and especially so on this album.


New Album

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Patrick Gaynor: patrickgaynor1212@gmail.com

Ross Osteen: rossosteen@gmail.com


Patrick Gaynor: patrickgaynor1212@gmail.com

Ross Osteen: rossosteen@gmail.com



  • The Grey Eagle

  • Buddy Guys Legends

  • Burntshirt Vineyard

  • Bold Rock Mills River

  • Southern Appalachian Brewery

  • The Big House

  • Sanctuary Brewing

  • Oskar Blues Brewery

  • Hendersonville Community Theatre

  • The Phoenix

  • Barley’s In Spindale

  • Blue Ghost Brewing

  • Love Craft

  • Lighthouse Waterfront Cafe

  • Silvana

  • Mr. Beery’s

  • Catawba Brewing

  • Greenhouse Moto Cafe

  • Zeke’s

  • Black Bear Coffee

  • The One Stop

  • Winding Creek Brewing Co

  • The Joint Next Door

  • North Main Street Stage

  • The Odditorium

  • Oscar Blues Brewery

  • Ecusta Brewery

  • LAFF Festival

  • Apple Festival

  • My Father’s Place

  • Triad Theater




“The new Ross Osteen Band cd is out and it’s a good one! The power blues trio features Ross Osteen on guitar and vocals, Patrick Gaynor on drums and Jim Vint on bass. The cd kicks off with the Muddy Waters classic “Mannish Boy” from 1955 followed by nine band penned originals. If you like contemporary blues rock with a classic feel you will like this. Highly recommended!

- “Willie Perkins

-longtime Allman Brothers Band management associate, band historian and author”