- Type: Breedlove Artists
Bobby Ventura is a guitarist and drummer from Brooklyn, NY and has lived in the Poconos for 20 years. He started the popular trio Dirtwater Dogs in the area in 1999 and played all over the Poconos and beyond. Before that, he was in the original band Idle Chatter in NY and drummer for Black Cat Crossing with members of RIOT and Slider. During the 80's and through 2005, Bobby was tour manager/production manager for Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, Paul Rodgers, The New Sam and Dave review, Midge Ure and Katie Melua. He is also listed on Joan Osborne's first live CD "Soul Show" as live sound engineer. Lately, he has been working acoustically with Retro Street Buzz and Curious Dog and drumming with East Coast Groove, a 4 piece rockin' soul band.
Bobby also hosts a radio show called Undercovers on internet Radio.
Claire Lochner was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and has been involved in music since her early childhood, singing in school and church choirs. As a teenager, Claire started playing acoustic guitar and through the years played back- up and sang lead vocals with many talented musicians. She is diversified in vocal range singing all genres of music. Female artist influences are Joan Baez, Leslie Gore, Heart, Pat Benatar, Patti Smith and Natalie Merchant.
Former bands: Steel City and Mood Swing.