Fronted by lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist Devon Johnson, Ruff Creek also features John Parrendo/fiddle, Bobby Curti, guitar/vocals; Pat Phillips, bass guitar/vocals and Ryan Lucoch, drums.
Their second CD, ..No Regrets.., has received favorable reviews from the industry and the media. All twelve tracks epitomize the long journey that Ruff Creek has endured; touching on the accomplishments, disappointments, heartaches and thrills that come with turning your dream into a reality.
Recently, Devon and the band performed an Industry Showcase at the renowned 12th & Porter in Nashville, Tennessee for reps from major and independent record labels, booking agents, and members of the local media. "Bet He Didn''t Say That", the first single from their CD, "No Regrets" enjoyed airtime on radio stations across the United States and had an impressive 24 week run on the Music Row Charts, topping off at 64!! Lead vocalist Devon Allen Johnson was also featured in Country Weekly Magazine!
“When an artist performs armed only with an acoustic guitar, a voice, and a song, it’s pretty easy to tell whether he or she has the goods or not. The country weekly staff is a tough audience and Devon impressed us all with his passion, his talent, and the directness in his music.” Chris Neal Music Editor Country Weekly Magazine
Ruff Creek was chosen as one of the top 15 bands/artists in the Northeast for the Disc Makers’ Independent Music World Series CD Compilation! There were over 1,300 entries received! Our song, “No Regrets” is featured on the CD, which was sent out to industry executives, radio stations, magazines, and newspapers around the country!
"Brimming with vivid characters, familiar country touchstones and an up tempo, friendly groove, ''No Regrets'' is on a short list of the best country albums to come out of Pittsburgh in recent years." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Ruff Creek blends smooth-sippin'' Nashville pop-country with more indigenous influences -- the classic-rock canon of ''DVE.” Pittsburgh City Paper