“The Project”

imageIMG_9113 (1)IMG_9085


In April of 2015 4 musicians met up at a jam session. Recognizing how they blended and jived Jay Manke, Joe O’Malley, Dan Rainbolt, Dave Kuenstler started something called “The Rainbolt Mountain Project” Word caught on and bass player Marty Rice,(yes,THE Marty Rice) joined the band.  Then in 2019 through 2020 Covid pandemic kept us all home and not playing. Marty Rice had to bow out due to a family situation. We miss Marty a great deal. But moving forward  RMP has been lucky to find bassist Bob Carlson, and percussionist Al Carlson. So great!! As  of late these guys have been getting asked to play at pubs and festivals throughout MN and Wi. With great classic tunes and fun originals RMP entertains like no other!!! Playing their own originals and classic Americana songs they have developed into the Upper Midewest’s finest Bargrass band.