Video by Gary Schutt of Schutt Up Productions
Seminole Casino Immokalee FL
BBQ festival in Kennesaw GA
Kickin’ it in Lake City FL
Michael poundin’ out the groove
David rippin’ on his PRS guitar
Rick teasin’ the Triton
Future rockers jammin’ onstage!
Cotee River Bikefest
Live in Palatka FL
Todd & Rick thank the fans
Tearin’ it up at the “Main Street Blast” 2010
Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
Rockin’ Down the Highway
Another Park Another Sunday
Minute by Minute
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)
It Keeps You Runnin’
Jesus is Just Alright
What a Fool Believes
South City Midnight Lady
Takin’ it to the Streets
Eyes of Silver
Long Train Runnin’
Listen to the Music
China Grove Bio
China Grove is a top-shelf Doobie Brothers tribute band from the Tampa Bay area, who’s repertoire spans the many decades and styles of the legendary California group. From the kickin’ rock of “China Grove” to the jazzy “Takin’ it to the Streets”, and the bluesy “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman” to the Grammy award winning pop of “What a Fool Believes”, this group blazes through a sizzling set of memory-jarring classic hits and album cuts with stunning accuracy and passion. Let’s just say these guys “bring it”!
Led by vocalist/ guitarist Todd Plant, who fronted a band featuring Doobie Brothers alumni Chet McCracken, the late Cornelius Bumpus and the late Dave Shogren, doing the hits of the Doobies all across America. He’s also worked with members of Chicago, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, & was the voice of Hulk Hogan’s fight song “American Made”.
Bringing serious firepower to the lead guitar arsenal is David Mueller, who is also Todd’s bandmate in Santana tribute band Supernatural, playing “Carlos”!
On Drums is Michael Comparetto, who’s performed and/or recorded with BB King, Toby Keith, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, & members of Firefall, the Outlaws, Molly Hatchett, Savoy Brown, and was a session drummer at Miami’s Criterion Studios.
On bass is the incredible Allen Carman who toured with Plant in former Doobie Chet McCracken’s band and has also worked with members of Firefall and many other classic rock artists.
Rounding out the China Grove lineup is stellar Hammond B3 and synthesizer player Rick Curran.
So lock up the liquor cabinet and tie down the storm door ‘cause the China Grove tornado is headed for your town!
China Grove Gig List
Casino Regina – Regina Canada
BB King’s – West Palm Beach FL
Bemus Bay Pops on Lake Chautauqua – Bemus Point NY
Speaking Rock Casino – El Paso TX
Boondocks (6 times) – Florida Keys
Pigs ‘n Peaches BBQ Festival – Kennesaw GA
Blue Crab Festival – Palatka FL
Pine Trails Amphitheater – Boca Raton FL
Twilight Alive Concert Series – Kingsport TN
Smokin’ Pig BBQ Festival – Lake City FL
Marietta Square Summer Series – Marietta GA
Town Square Concert Series – The Villages FL
Citrus County Street Vibrations (twice)– Crystal River FL
Phenix City Amphitheater – Phenix City AL
Pigs in Paradise Festival, Seminole Casino – Immokalee FL
Duluth Summer Festival – Duluth GA
The Stage Tribute Series (4 times) – Bonita Springs FL
Tall Gary’s – Asheville NC
Oldsmar Days Festival – Oldsmar FL
Tribute Concert – Sims Park Band Shell, New Port Richey FL
Cotee River Bike Fest – New Port Richey FL
Chasco Fiesta – New Port Richey FL
Todd: 727-687-6607 ToddPlant@gmail.com