“On its swinging business card that accompanied Midnight Surprise, the four-piece folk-jazz outfit Rio Neon bills itself as "A unique band featuring swing and traditional music." Fact is, this local group's sound is like something straight outta Lake Wobegon and "A Prairie Home Companion". Eat your heart out, Garrison Keillor. Note to Keillor: book these guys for the show the next time you're in Cleveland.” - Peter Chakerian, Cool Cleveland
“Their sound will take you back in time with the flavor of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, early jazz and swing, and a touch of ‘60s Peter, Paul and Mary harmonies. Along with Red on guitar and Sally on ukulele and percussion, the band consist of some exceptional craftsmen including former Boulder Junction employee Roger Phillips playing guitar and mandolin, and Bob Smith handling the bass guitar.” - Jay Minkin
With repertoire influences from Lambert, Hendrix and Ross, Manhattan Transfer, Dan Hicks, Celtic traditions, old jazz and swing and other styles, Rio Neon shows are unique, full of fun and have something that appeals to everyone.