Rural Route 5

Rural Route 5 is a rockin’ country band out of New Richmond, Wisconsin. The band brings the party every time they play and leave you wanting more and more. Nobody ever sees this band just once.

Rural Route 5 came together when three band members – Tanya Dean (vocals), Bernie Wollenberg (lead guitar), and Tony Zdroik (bass guitar) – played together as part of a worship team at Faith Community Church in New Richmond. After being able to balance family, career and music; the band kicked off to a packed house at the Space in New Richmond in May of 2013. Thereafter, the band has played well over 70 gigs at private events, weddings, and favorite watering holes all over Western Wisconsin. For 2017, Rural Route 5 will also feature Roger Rineck (acoustic guitar), Courtney Nyberg (vocals and keyboard), and Todd Sinz (drums). All band members continue to lead on worship teams at local churches in New Richmond, Baldwin, Menomonie, and Milwaukee.

Rural Route 5 has played River Falls Days as the special guest of well-known country band Lost Highway for three years in a row. Rural Route 5 has also been the opening band for Tim Sigler each of the last three years at New Richmond Fun Fest. The band just signed to be a headliner for New Richmond Fun Fest 2017. Very cool.

Lead by the soulful voice of Tanya Dean and the polished vocals of Courtney Nyberg, the band covers a wide range of female led country music – everything from the Judds and Reba to Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. They do not stop there as Tanya and Courtney knock it out of the park with male led country songs. You have to hear them cover Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and even Garth…that’s right I said Garth! Great, great stuff. They will even throw in a few songs that were not country originally, but they are now.

The party does not stop with Tanya and Courtney. The sweet and sometimes screamin’ guitar solos of Bernie Wollenberg will bring out the “we’re not worthy” in you. Bernie has been playing guitar for decades and leads like no other. He is backed by the solid rhythm section of Tony Zdroik and Roger Rineck. Todd Sinz pounds away at the drums to keep it all locked in and steady. This is not just a good bar band, but a great band with fun, passionate musicians who will rock your night way.

Come join the party with us. Thanks. RR5.