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Freddy Wood
and the Nightriders
WRIB Providence, RI

Freddy Wood and the Night Riders In 1951, country music history finds that Freddy Wood was performing over radio station WRIB out of Providence, Rhode Island with his group, the Nightriders.

Freddy and his band played many of the 'ranches' on the east coast back then such as the Pine Crest Ranch, Wagon Wheel, Sunny Crest and Indian Ranch.

An undated writeup in an old radio station folio indicated they had a weekly Saturday morning show that aired at 8:45am over radio station WRIB.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group Members

  • Freddy Wood, vocals, guitar and bass
  • Art Parrillo, steel guitar
  • Joe Vassella, melody guitar
  • Tony Manzi, accordion

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 15; December 1951; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT
  • Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to thank Gordon Brown, of the New England Country Music Historical Society for the photo and notes for this group.

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