In 1978 the River City Bluegrass Band released Live At The Golden Palace.
The “RIVER CITY BLUEGRASS BAND” was formed in the summer of 1977. Its first public appearance was in July of that year when it performed a World premier work for orchestra and bluegrass band with the “Symphony of the Hills” orchestra under the direction of Frank J. Italiano.
The band chose its name from its hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse is in the heart of “God’s Country”,the Mississippi Valley. The name “River City” is well chosen, for it is at this precise place in the Mississippi that three other rivers join with it: the La Crosse, Black,and Root Rivers.
From this beautiful, hilly country, with an almost “Smokey Mt.” atmosphere, the “RIVER CITY BLUEGRASS BAND” gets the inspiration to play only “Traditional Bluegrass at its finest.”