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Ren Rick & The Lifters

April 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Lifters play an infectious brew of rock & roll. Their songs reflect the American dream gone sideways. Deeply influenced by organic Mid-Atlantic rock, blues, country, go-go, funk and punk.

Jon Steinman
Guitar, Vocals and Songwriting
Jon Steinman has a mission and a vision. He has played live music for 80% of his life, and is finding new inspiration with the LIFTERS. Steinman is the voice, both figuratively and literally, and the songwriter of the band. After fronting “Jonny & the Stingrays” for over 20 years, Steinman founded the LIFTERS in 2014 along with Tony Brown.

Jim “Cookie” Cooke
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Cookie is the backbone of the LIFTERS. His “in the pocket” playing is the perfect complement to Tony’s explosive funkiness. Cookie has played in venues spanning the globe, and his solid playing provides the foundation to the LIFTERS’ sound.

Tony “Mad Tony” Brown
Drums, Percussion
Tony Brown is always the best-dressed man in the room. Tony brings his deep belief and soul to the band. His groove is righteous, his heart is huge and he’s a madman.
Well known in music circles throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, Brown currently performs with a variety of bands. His talents are shared with gospel groups Derrick “Doc” Pearson & Covenant and Spiritual Principles as well as the neo-soul band, Copper Rose & Bone.

Dave Gorozdos
Keyboards, Vocals
Dave has become an integral part of the LIFTERS stew. A “monster” of the 88s, he and Steinman have a relationship that spans 30 years. They share an ever-changing non-verbal musical conversation. Dave also performs with Capital Blues Ensemble, Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes, The Hepcats and Retro Deluxe.

Joe Poppen
Guitar, Vocals
Joe is a longtime veteran of the DC music scene. His inventive playing has been heard with such luminaries as The Moonshine Society, The Ron Holloway Band and many more. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and had a residency in the house at the House of Blues in Shanghi.

Ren Rick Vocals
Ren is the leading of lady of the Lifters, her soulful sound has brought new light to the bands sound. She has played with the Ren Rick Band, Phat Janis, Trekkie Jones, and Tom Constanten (formerly Grateful Dead).


April 9, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm