Transistor RodeoJumping into the music scene at a young age Dave (guitar/lead vocal) and Big Steve (drums) met at North Tahoe High School and formed the party band Nothing Yet. Playing Friday night parties and post football celebrations from Tahoe City down the West Shore, these two began forming the vast song list and backbone of what would later be branded as Transistor Rodeo, a song based country rock collective. Years after touring with America's premier rocking roadhouse band, Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen as the designated songwriter & vocalist, the search for the perfect bass player was realized when Sean “downtown” Brown arrived on the scene. All three musicians are from the Tahoe basin and set their roots in old school music like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Average White Band, Steve Miller, and Fleetwood Mac. Always expanding their long list of all original songs, these three musicians strive to bring you the real sound of country rock found in this brotherhood of raw talent.
Transistor Rodeo is the creation of David Erdmann, a prolific songwriter, with a catalog written over 30 years. Dave has produced an amazing palette of work, reflecting an extraordinary range of musical genres familiar to today's restless generation. He has toured and performed in virtually every venue, with his own band, "Transistor Rodeo," and as designated songwriter on Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen's "Worst Case Scenario" (Aim Records).
Steve Bryant (Big Steve) was born in Sacramento, California on May 26th, 1959. He started playing percussion and drum set in grade school, then marching and jazz band in high school. Steve moved to Lake Tahoe, California in 1976 where he met Dave Erdmann and Richard Gress forming what would be one the more sought after party bands in the Lake Tahoe area called “Nothing Yet”. He joined the Navy in 1982 and played with pick up bands throughout his tour of duty ending in 1985. Marriage and career became a priority for many years and after nearly a 20 year hiatus from drumming Steve rekindled his love for the drums after being invited to an open mic session in Sacramento, CA. Steve met up with his longtime friend Dave Erdmann again in 2008. In 2011, Steve and Dave recorded their first CD together, “Faith”, followed by two more CD’s, “True Story”, and “Truck & A Radio” in 2016.
Sean “downtown” Brown started playing saxophone at Truckee High School in 1982. Continuing on to Shasta College where he studied music, he joined the jazz band. After a few years he turned his love of music over to the bass and mandolin. He kept his music career going playing with a wide variety bands ranging from Red Houses of the Holy, a Led Zeppelin cover band, to Hella Good, 80’s dance and cover band, to The Silverthreads, an Americana twang band, finally linking up with Transistor Rodeo in 2014. Sean found his career in firefighting and is now retired after 22 years of service in Auburn, Ca with his wife of 26 years and two children. He is happily putting all of his energy into his music!