Richie TerBush has been playing guitar professionally for the past 20 years. He is an extremely versatile guitarist with knowledge of many different styles and a wide variety of playing experience from heavy metal to Latin jazz. His forte is “finger-style/chord melody” or “flamenco/Latin”, but he is equally at home playing high energy metal, rock or pop.
California born and raised, Richie attended the renowned Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and played for several years in Rock Starz, a popular heavy metal cover band. He also played in noted Latin Jazz guitarist Mario Olivares’ band and has shared the stage with Grammy Award-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat.
Richie is currently the lead guitarist for The Rusty Griswolds, the leading cover band in the Tri-State area. The Rusty Griswolds play on average 120 gigs a year to crowds ranging from 400 to 4,000. A highlight each year is the “Rusty Ball“, a major charity event that has raised over a million dollars for a variety of charities. In 2011, Richie played his biggest gig of all when he played the national anthem solo before a packed Great American Ballpark for the Cincinnati Reds opening game and then entertained the crowd later that evening with The Rusty Griswolds.
In addition to his work with The Rusty Griswolds, Richie has several other projects, including the acoustic duo of Richie and Roe as well as a solo acoustic act.