Pete Gauthier: vocals, percussion
Area native and Northampton resident Peter Gauthier is rooted in many artistic endeavors. In addition to teaching dance, he’s an avid photographer, and skilled in the ancient art of carpentry. He’s currently expanding his artistic horizons by fronting Duke Rushmore as lead vocalist.
Forrest Landry, vocals, bass, guitar,
Starting out as a guitarist, but switching to bass, Northampton native and Easthampton resident, Forrest Landry has played with Fear Monday, Smokin' Toad, Lazy Summer Daze, The Psychotic Pineapples, The Will Brown Band, Jim K. & Co., The Liz Strong Trio, and The Funk Eclectic. His enthusiasm for playing and his constant search for finding new frontiers on the bass has added much to the sound of Duke Rushmore.
Bob Scalzo, drummer
Bob Scalzo - aka "The Colonel" has been playing percussion instruments all his life. He is self taught on oatmeal boxes and pots
and pans from his parents kitchen. He quickly outgrew his improvised instruments and moved on to his first set of blue sparkle Ludwig drums. His love
for music has taken him down many creative paths and he has tried to
give back and teach music appreciation to family, friends and students.
He is a native of Upstate NY and moved to Massachusetts to work as an
administrator for a major hospital in the region. Bob also enjoys
snowmobiling, golfing, attending Gino Vannelli concerts,
working in his garden, listening to the Eels, studying American history
and spending time with his family . He currently plays Yamaha Stage
Custom drums with power and passion.
John Graiff: vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, baritone guitar
Area native and Northampton resident John Graiff started Bone River in 1992 with Bob, and Big Daddy Kiljoy and The Sofa Kings with Kevin and Bob. For two years he played bass with Big T & The Blues Deluxe, a four-piece blues band. John has co-written many songs with Kevin and is still working on his solo project, 10 years in the making. His only regret is that he wasn’t born a Beatle.
Alan Turati, guitar, bass, mandolin
Northampton native and resident Alan Turati has deep family roots in music. A multi instrumentalist who’s played guitar since grade school, Alan founded Willow Creek, one of the Valley’s most popular bands. For 15 years Alan and Willow Creek graced hundreds of venues throughout New England with their signature sound and harmonies. Once the band folded Alan hung up his gigging shoes and concentrated on his songwriting and recording. Several years ago he was coaxed out of “retirement” by Bob and joined Duke Rushmore. We’re honored to have his musical knowledge and expertise as part of the group.
Kevin Hodgson, vocals, guitar, bass, sax, keys
In addition to teaching sixth grade in Southampton, Leeds resident Kevin Hodgson has always had his hand in music whether it was his seminal band, The Roadbowlers, his prolific songwriting and recording, composing his musical “The Note that Got Lost in the Masterpiece” or wailing the saxophone with Duke Rushmore. Kevin and John co-wrote many songs for their previous bands, Big Daddy Kiljoy and The Sofa Kings. They are currently working on new material for Duke Rushmore.