Our Musicians

 

David Forney - Vocals / Garth-alike

(Nebraska Showdown Band / Shameless)

Our front-man, the monster on the mic! From Garth to Kenny to Toby to Johnny and more, Dave's vocal range and presence will have you singing along (even if you didn't think you liked country music). Dave established himself in the Omaha music scene for 10 years with his band Crossfire, including opening for Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Band Perry, Charlie Daniels, and Brothers Osborne

Donovan Johnson - Piano / Keys / Vocals

(Nebraska Showdown / Shameless)

The consummate professional! From the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to the Montreal Music House to Oxford Street in London to Carnegie Hall in New York, Donovan has played some of the biggest stages in music.  In addition to Nebraska Showdown, Donovan also headlines 'The Music of Vince Guaraldi and the Peanuts,' and 'Highball: The Rocking Sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis' and is President of Enlightened Piano Radio

Kevin Kerwin - Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar / 12-string / Vocals

(Nebraska Showdown / Shameless)

People call him "Doc", because there isn't much musically that Kevin can't do with surgical precision, from keys to bass to drums to vocals and more, as evidenced by his long list of musical accomplishments.  In addition to Nebraska Showdown, Kevin performs with his wife Kristi as 'The Kerwins', and is a sought-after studio and live performer

Frank Gappa - Bass guitar

(Nebraska Showdown / Shameless)

An accomplished musician in multiple musical genres (rock, funk, pop, R&B, and country), Frank is also a skilled saxophonist and guitar player.  He's a staple of the Omaha music scene, performing with live bands including Taxi Driver, Avaricious,Ecstatic, Knights and Daze, Caught Looking, and more.

Bill Nanson - Drums / Percussion

(Nebraska Showdown / Shameless)

Rhythm and Thunder! Bill's career included a long run with legendary regional band 'The Confidentials' including opening for Starship, Grand Funk Railroad, and numerous other headliners.  Bill has been a Music Educator for 30 years, and is a Middle School Band Director, teaching the next generation of future musicians. Or as he says, "Hi, I'm Bill - I play drums."

Tim VanScoyk - Lead Guitar

(Nebraska Showdown / Shameless)

Tim cut his teeth as a touring rock guitarist in his teens, playing with his father and uncle in their Southern Rock band and has been setting guitars on fire ever since. Co-founded the band 'Core' with his brother Greg VanScoyk and cousin Matt "Spike Shanon;" then later founded Southern-Rock style original band 'GTO-Group Therapy Omaha'   

Carl "Critter" Orand - Fiddle

(Shameless)

"Critter" is a name well known in the Omaha music scene for his technical proficiency and long resume, including on-stage performances with the band 'Kansas' (and a Kansas tribute act) as well as a long list of country bands and Irish tribute music.

 
 
 

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