Meet the Band


Rusty Wright - Lead Guitar, Vocals


Born in Flint, MI and raised on Southern Gospel, Blues, Motown and Detroit Rock n Roll Rusty is a creature of extremes in both personality and musical motivation. His blend of skill, dexterity and versatility has made him a well acclaimed musician. His latest release "Wonder Man" was nominated for Album of the Year in Vintage Guitar Magazine. The other nominees were Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, David Gilmore of Pink Floyd and Sonny Landreth.

Rusty has toured the world and performed at venues ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. 

He's currently involved with the advancement of the Spread Music Not Hate Live concert streaming campaign and continuing to release new RWB music. #spreadmusicnothate

Laurie LaCross-Wright - Vocals, Rhythm and Lead Guitar


 Laurie shares lead vocal and guitar duties with Rusty. Her strong chordal rhythmic patterns and exceptional vocal skills are a staple of the RWB sound.

She has traveled the US extensively as a professional solo entertainer straight out of High School playing 5 to 6 nights a week at hotels and resorts everywhere. After meeting Rusty they both have been traveling the US, Europe and Asia performing for countless numbers of people with the Rusty Wright Band.  

Nic Nickerson - Electric and standup Bass, Vocals

Nic Nickerson was born in Chicago Illinois, the home of the Blues. Nic plays several instruments from drums to piano, guitar and bass.  During his high school years Nic played in various bands however, it was throughout his adult life that he became a professional musician playing on the road with touring bands in Chicago area. Nick honed his musical chops by playing six sets a night, six nights a week.  

After Nic returned home from touring he went back to Radio, which he still does today. His main musical influences include Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Victor Wooten and many others. Even though the players mentioned are not necessarily from the Blues realm, they are players who play with passion. If you don't have passion, you’re not doing it right.  

Nic is also an avid Martial Artist, with black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do.  Happily married to his wife, Nanci for 13 years, she is the person that fuels Nick's passion for playing music, playing the Bass, and diggin' the Blues.

Dean Lopes - Drums, Vocals

RWB drummer Dean Lopes is also a song writer and multi-instrumentalist who has been producing and playing music for more than 25 years. His songs have debuted in the likes of Paramount Studios, E! True Hollywood Stories, Talk Soup, Dr. 90210, Huff and more. 

Dean is forever working to reinvent the common style of the drum culture and open doors to the unconventional and is looking forward to future collaborations with artists of varied genres.