America & Me
Winner - Best Country Act-The Voice Readers Poll Winner- Music Excellence Award for Outstanding Americana/Country Act Musician Exchange Mag. Winner - Good Times Magazine Music Festival Competition Winner - Denim and Diamonds Playoff Talent Showcase Winner - Best Country Act- LI Music Awards Featured on ABC's Good Morning America Great tunes and a sack full of awards aren't all these boys bring to the table. Their popular live show is energetic and entertaining. Whether performing acoustic or electric this versatile band knows how to please a crowd. Their acoustic performance puts you right there on the front porch and their electric show has proven worthy of the biggest arenas. Guitarist Steve Ronsen and bassist Kevin Hawkins have been writing and playing together for years, penning the majority of Quickdraw's tunes. Guitarist Bill Marino's slide and dobro playing transport you right into a down home jamboree while drummer Tom Pantaleo lays down just the right groove to keep you moving with the music. Lead singer Jamey Garner has a homegrown, harmonica style which he learned growing up in a small town on the Mississippi River. The boys are no strangers to big stages, they have opened for Kathy Mattea, Steve Wariner, Brian White, The Kinleys, Jessica Andrews, The Marshall Tucker Band, Asleep at the Wheel, Delbert McClinton Suzy Boggus, Stephanie Bentley, Victoria Shaw, and others. They have performed songwiter showcases with top Nashville writers such as Beth Neilsen Chapman, Hugh Prestwood, Steve Sesskin and Richard Bach. The band performed a live showcase of their songs at an ASCAP Nashville luncheon and were a hit at the IFCO booth at Fanfair. Radio station Y107FM selected Quickdraw to perform at their annual listeners party on the U.S.S Intrepid and as winners of the Country Talent Showcase were selected by WMJC-FM to perform in front of 16,000 people at their country music fest. The group was selected to perform at the Route 1 South Music Convention in Richmond, VA. and at the North by Northwest Music Convention in Toronto, Canada. Richard Bach, co-writer of John Berry's number one hit 'She's Taken a Shine,' is writing with Quickdraw's songwriting team of Kevin Hawkins and Steve Ronsen. In 2004 their song 'Say Goodbye, I'm Gone' was nominated for Independent Country Song of the Year by the internet music industry group Just Plain Folks. Kevin Hawkins and Steve Ronsen are currently writing and recording new material for their own project and for several Nashville acts. They are also touring extensively with Jamey, who appeared on USA network's Nashville Star. In 2004 the boys have been opening shows for Charlie Daniel's Band, Gary Allen, Dierks Bentley, Teri Clark, Blake Shelton, The Kentucky Headhunters to name just a few.