Red Line Annie has baggage; there is grit and dirt behind the history of the band. Since its inception, Red Line Annie has been one of Baton Rougeís top cover/original bands, consistently drawing a crowd to their gigs. Although the band has rivaled Spinal Tap in the number of drummers it has accumulated, the consistent shuffle of talent through the ranks has given the group character and the will to continue their dream.
Over the past two years, Red Line Annie has been taking a break from the Baton Rouge music scene. The loss of one of the founding members to medical school forced the band to revaluate its musical focus, and remaining founding members Ryan Brach and Justin Monjure decided to pursue the thing that matters most to them: having fun.
Monjure and Brach spent a long time looking for a replacement for ex-lead singer Mike Goodier. After an exhaustive search, the talents of female singer Dina Stine won the job. Stine was a former singer in The Bob Ross Experience and has been honing her skills in William Wednesday and The Funky Beans. An old friend, Robbie Walsh, was a perfect fit to fill Goodierís role of guitarist, writer, singer, and leader. Walsh also provided the connections to recruit Jeff Despommier, who became the eighth Red Line Annie drummer. Despommierís lifelong study of music and vast amount of experience playing with various bands has helped Red Line Annie raise the musical bar even higher.
Three weeks into rehearsals with the current lineup, Robbie Walsh was called for military service, so drummer Despommier recruited long time friend Michael Koerber to join the band. Koerber will mostly play keyboards, but will also fill in on guitar where needed. Red Line Annie plans to reunite with Walsh when he returns from service in a few months, bringing the final number of members to six. With two male vocalists, a female vocalist, three guitars, piano and keyboard, Red Line Annie is able to play any song imaginable.