Life has its ups and downs.  The best we can do is live and learn, move on, and share our experiences.  Darren Eldridge, the main songwriter in Sweet Rebel D., has plenty to talk about.  Many of these tales come off as dark and heavy, but each has its resolution, where a trial is overcome and a lesson is taken to heart.  He plays some local gigs as a soloist, frequently on his acoustic resonator guitar.  In trio mode, to supplement Darren's raw lead vocals and electric guitar, his long-time friend Bill Rust adds acoustic guitar, vocal harmonies, and an improvised bass drum: an old suitcase (with a tambourine inside) rigged to a kick pedal.  Moriah Wenning rounds out the 3-part vocal harmonies and blends piano into the mix.  The result is an earnest, down-home, alt-country/folk-rock sound with a huge dynamic range: hollerin' and foot-stompin' are obligatory.  This Sunday at 10 pm in the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge, Sweet Rebel D. will perform several songs live in the studio, some as a trio and some by Darren solo on his dobro.
left to right: Darren "D-Tox" Eldridge, Moriah Wenning, and Bill Rust.
Hear Sweet Rebel D. on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on Sunday, March 9th (and catch the replay on March 23rd) 2014 at 10 pm PDT.  Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream.  You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, Blackberry, or Xbox with the iHeartRadio app.


Here is Sweet Rebel D's entire Local Lounge show as high-quality streaming audio:

 LISTEN to the 30-minute broadcast

Including these original songs, all performed live in our studio, either as a full band or solo by Darren:

  1. Devil's Ground (trio)
  2. Full of Doubt (solo)
  3. Postcards (solo)
  4. Chair Song (trio)
  5. The Legend of W. P. Fickel (solo)
  6. Happy as Can Be (trio)

original airdate: Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 10 pm PDT.

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Check back on this page later to hear an in-studio web exclusive of "Maker's Side" and see a video of the band performing "Devil's Ground" live in the Local Lounge!
See Sweet Rebel D. perform live on Thursday, March 27th at The Viking Bar & Grill (1221 N Stevens St in Spokane) with the Angela Marie Project and Chelsey Heidenreich to kick-off Chelsey's tour.
Find Sweet Rebel D. on Facebook.  You can also find Moriah's project Gardening Angel on Facebook.  Bill's solo project is on Facebook and ReverbNation.
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