Let’s Rock: Meet the Members of…Roadhouse Clams

lets_rock.1 (225 x 142)Pacifico Rik Ferrell – Vocals/Guitar; Scoutmaster Keith – Mandolin/Vocals; Derek Darlington – Bass/Vocals; Uncle Ted-Percussion; Arif Durrani – Keys

How did you come up with your band name? Rik, Ted and another past band member were touring as part of another band called “North of Atlanta” when they stopped off at a roadhouse for dinner and found one of the delicacy’s ordered was less than fresh. He spent the entire night ill, which became an inside joke and the name of the current band.

If you were to describe yourself in one sentence …what would you say? Tropical Redneck Rock’n Roll….where Nashville meets Key West!

Do you have any other hobbies besides, obviously, making music? Rik enjoys the beach, palm trees and tiki bars. Ted enjoys exploring small towns and taking day trips. Derek’s passion is race cars, especially fast German cars. Arif enjoys reading and watching his favorite gold and burgundy football team. Their last member is a play-write and spends his time at places like Prince Theater in Chestertown.

What’s your most embarrassing experience? The guys were in agreement that it was forgetting the words to a song on television when they were featured on Delmarva Life on WBOC TV-16. Because they had sent the words over ahead of time for closed-caption, their was no faking it! The producer and those on closed-caption all knew!

Centreville’s Roadhouse Clams have appeared live with well-know artists such as the Avett Brothers, Jonny Lang, Dr. Dog, Flogging Molly, Gin Blossoms, The Nighthawks and Kix, and have performed at local venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion, Baltimore Soundstage, Rams Head On Stage, NightCat, Wreck Bar, Metropolitan, The Whiskey and their home away from home Kentmorr’s Dirty Dave’s Tiki Bar. Look for their next performance at Dirty Dave’s on Saturday August 24th and September 14th from 6 – 10 pm. Be sure to look check out their latest album coming out this fall. See the Shore Update’s Let’s Rock weekly for local band features and area entertainment.