Blog Author: Ellie Rafoth, Community Engagement Intern
This week at the Judge Morley Pavilion, the Youngstown based band The River’s Own will perform! At 7 p.m. lead vocalist, Andy Timko will take the stage; however earlier this week, he provided me with great information about The River’s Own!
ER: How did The River’s Own come about?
AT: The Youngstown-based country rock band, The River’s Own emerged as a result of the collaboration of lead singer Andy Timko and lead guitarist Aaron Sensabaugh on Timko’s solo project in the summer of 2012. The duo gained momentum by playing numerous acoustic shows throughout northeastern Ohio—ultimately adding drummer Marino November on New Year’s Eve of 2012 and eventually bassist Paul Haller to round out the band’s lineup.
ER: What is the makeup of The River’s Own?
AT: The River’s Own has four members: Andy Timko, lead vocals and guitar; Aaron Sensabaugh, voclas and lead guitar; Paul Haller, vocals and bass; and Marino November, drums.
ER: What type of music does The River’s Own play?
AT: The River’s Own plays an energetic brand of country rock n’ roll music.
ER: Besides Live! at the Morley, where can we expect to see The River’s Own?
AT: The River’s Own has performed all over the region at numerous venues including The Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Schmitt’s Saloon in Morgantown, West Virginia, Country Energy Fest in Carrollton, Ohio, The Auricle in Canton, Ohio, as well as various other venues both large and small throughout northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania. Upcoming opportunities to catch The River’s Own Live In Concert include: August 15th at Guilford Lake Grille in Lisbon, Ohio, September 6th at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio and September 19th at Whiskey Rhythm in Monaca, Pennsylvania. For a complete listing of shows, please visit http://www.TheRiversOwn.com.
ER: Any closing thoughts about the group or feelings about playing in the MetroParks’ summer concert series Live! at the Morley?
AT: The band’s first single, “Carolina” was featured in the January/February edition of American Songwriter Magazine. The River’s Own played at the 2014 Country Energy Fest at the Carrollton County Fairgrounds, an event headlined by Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch (label-mate of the likes of Jason Aldean and Craig Morgan). The River’s Own has also played with numerous successful local, regional and national acts including: Zach Paxson, The Cheaters (Average Joes Records), Jeff Allen (Sony Publishing), The Robbie Jay Band, The Sparrows, The Hawkeyes, Okie Ross, Cody Gibson, Demos Papadimas, and many more. For more information on The River’s Own, please visit www.TheRiversOwn.com or facebook.com/TheRiversOwn. We are very excited to have an opportunity to be a part of the Mill Creek MetroParks’ summer concert series. We feel very blessed and humbled to be able to take the same stage as so many successful and talented artists before us.
Thanks Andy for the great background on The River’s Own! We look forward to hearing the group at the Judge Morley Pavilion! Thank you for sharing your musical talents with us!
For a complete list of concerts during the MetroParks’ summer concert series, Live! at the Morley, visit millcreekmetroparks.org.