Latest Show News
RIFF/RAFF Rocks the Gold Country Fair on Sat Aug 11th!
Upcoming shows for 2018 - All shows are in the Sacramento CA area unless otherwise noted
Gold Country Fair (Auburn CA) - Sat Aug 11th
Antelope Valley fair (Lancaster CA) - Fri Aug 24th
Street Vibrations (Reno NV) - Thur Sept 27th
Swabbies on the River - Sat Sept 29th
Arizona State Fair (Pheonix AZ) Sat Oct 20th
Corner Pocket sports bar - Sat Oct 27th
In the books (2018)
Swabbies on the River - Sat May 12th
Roseville Opera House - Sat Feb 24th
Swabbies on the River - Sun Feb 11th
In the books (2017)
Swabbies on the River Sept 30th 2017
Visalia Beer Festival Sept 22nd 2017
Hard Rock Café - Lake Tahoe Sept 2nd 2017
Swabbies on the River July 1st 2017
Miners Leap Winery June 17th 2017
The Whiskey Barrel (Lodi) Jan 28th 2017
Roseville Opeara House April 28th 2017
Swabbies on the River May 13th 2017
In the books: (2016 shows)
Butte County Fair Aug 27th 2016
Swabbies May 7th 2016
Roseville Opera House May 27th 2016
Harrah's Reno June 4th 2016
Swabbies July 2nd 2016
Rosevile Opera House July 22nd 2016
Swabbies Sept 17th 2016
Whiskey Barrel Saloon Oct 16th 2016
The Corner Pocket Oct 31st 2016
Whiskey Barrel (lodi) Nov 12th 2016
The Corner Pocket Dec 31st 2016
RIFF/RAFF would like you to join us in welcoming our newest member, JOEL PROTO on Guitar.
When Craig Boom notified us that he was moving on to pursue different projects, we knew we had some HUGE shoes to fill. Craig was and is an outstanding guitar player and we definitely understood his desire to branch out to display his chops. He will be missed. We wish him nothing but the best!
So, with Craig moving on, we rallied our contacts and scheduled several auditions with guitarists that we knew in the hopes that we'd be able to seamlessly transition from one of the area's best and well-known talents in Craig Boom, to someone that would absorb the material and keep the chemistry strong. Everyone that came out was EXCELLENT!
The choice was not an easy one, but as the saying goes, "There can be only one", and I think we found our guy.
Joel plays guitar in the Bay Area Band, Featherwitch and is also the current guitarist in San Francisco's 80's Heavy Metal band, VAIN. He also recently filled in with the Bay Area AC/DC Tribute Band, AC/DZ, so he understands the nuances of Malcolm Young's Legendary persona. He's got that cool "guitar guy" vibe onstage and has a relaxed laid back
personality that seems to fit right in with the rest of us.
His first show with us will be at Swabbies on July 7th, so come on out, say “Hi", and Welcome JOEL PROTO to the RIFF/RAFF Family!