The Roadducks were formed in January of 1976 by Jay Nedry, Bob Gaynor, and Bill ‘The Senator’ Schmidle in the band’s hometown of West Springfield, Virginia. These 3 core individuals along with Bill Culver (Dec. 1976) have created a lasting legacy powered by 5,355 shows from the band’s hometown of West Springfield, Virginia. Along with stops in New Haven, CT (1977-79) and Virginia Beach (79-81) The Roadducks helped spawn a cultural phenomenon as defined by the times (post-Vietnam, Women’s and Civil Rights movements) that continues through to today.
The Roadducks are known for their relentless 30 year tour schedule – 2 singles – 2 albums and multiple national tours with:
The Allman Brothers
Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Gregg Allman Band
Marshall Tucker Band
Black Oak Arkansas
Rossington-Colins Band (members of Lynyrd Skynyrd)