The Shotgun Red Band

The Shotgun Red Band



JENNIFER BRUCE was a featured singer, songwriter and entertainer with the Shotgun Red Show, since 2003. She won her first talent contest at the tender age of eight, performed at Disneyland and U.S.O. tours at age eleven and has been performing across the U.S., winning the hearts of music fans everywhere she goes. With the help of a mutual friend, Jennifer did a guest appearance at a benefit concert for Camp Confidence in Brainerd, Minnesota, in 2002 that Steve Hall hosted, and Steve liked what he heard. Less than a year later, Steve asked her to join his show. Jennifer’s strong rich vocals bring to life impressions of artists like, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Wynonna, and many others. In addition to entertaining, Jennifer assisted Steve Hall as a road manager and also managed the Shotgun Red Variety show on RFD-TV, as well as singing and playing on the show weekly. You can listen and purchase Jennifer’s music at her official website:

ROGER FRANCIS worked as a featured singer, entertainer and guitar player with Steve Hall and the Shotgun Red Show for over 25 years. Steve first heard Roger while he was performing in Branson, Missouri. A friend brought Roger over for Steve to listen to and the rest is history. Roger has toured and performed all over the world, the General Jackson Showboat, and even The Grand Ole Opry with the Shotgun Red Band. Roger has been blind since birth, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the best impersonators Steve has ever heard. Roger can do hundreds of impressions, everyone from, Willie Nelson, John Anderson, George Jones, Ray Charles, Elvis, Paul Harvey, James Taylor and many others. He is simply an amazing entertainer.


DAVID JOLLEY has been picking his banjo and guitar for various artists for over 30 years. He has backed many greats such as Ray Stevens, Crystal Gayle, Mark Chestnut, Jimmy Dean, Trisha Yearwood, Barbara Mandrell, Jimmy Dickens, Connie Smith, and of course, Shotgun Red. David was a feature performer on the Mississippi Queen and for many years on the General Jackson Showboat with the Shotgun Red Show. He continues his multi-instrumental talents in on the new Shotgun Red Variety Show on RFD TV. Chet Atkins and Jerry Reid influenced David’s impressive finger-style guitar playing. He’s equally as talented on the five-string banjo. David has professional endorsements with Taylor Guitar, Deering Banjos and Peavey Electronics. His quick witted humor is a great addition to the Shotgun Red Show. You can listen and purchase David’s music at his official Website:

TIGAR BELL was eight years old when he won his first fiddling contest and was asked to join Merle Haggard’s band, “The Strangers.” He toured with Merle’s band for three years. He has opened up for many artists over the years such as, Asleep at The Wheel, Tanya Tucker and the Bellamy Brothers. Since moving to Nashville, Tigar has played fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and sang harmony on many sessions, Including Ricky Van Shelton’s “Love and Honor” for Sony Music, and the sound track for “Bay Watch.” Tigar has toured with Ricky Van Shelton, Pam Tillis, Collin Ray, and Travis Tritt. He recently produced a new album for Ricky Van Shelton and is awaiting release. Tigar’s multi-instrumental experience made him a great addition to the Shotgun Red Band and the Shotgun Red Variety Show for RFD TV. You can still see Tigar perform nightly at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre.


RAY VON ROTZ has performed every kind of music from country to jazz and is a well-respected drummer in the Nashville music community for over 30 years. He has backed many famous Opry acts, such as Jeannie Seely and Jack Greene. Ray played with Boots Randolph for 20 years. He is the drummer on the General Jackson Showboat since 2001 and has played on many recording sessions in Nashville. He was a regular member of the Shotgun Red Band and appeared weekly on the Shotgun Red Variety Show for RFD TV.
PENN PENNINGTON was Grand Ole Opry member, Jack Greenes Band leader for 23 years. He produced his duet album that featured duet partners Georges Jones, Lori Morgan and many others. Penn was the Audio recording engineer and Band leader for the Shotgun Red Variety show for RFDTV as well as performing on stage with the Shotgun Red Show for many years.
 AUDIE SHIELDS who hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, played in his family band with his dad and four brothers for 25 years. While honing his musician’s chops during those years, Audie worked with many legendary artists: Hank Thompson, the Hager Twins, Ferlin Huskey, and Stonewall Jackson. Since moving to Nashville in 1999 he is a friend with many of the great Nashville musicians, especially the legendary Leon Rhodes, who played on Audie’s latest CD project. Not forgetting his family, Audie’s son and two brothers also played on this CD. Audie also likes musical challenges. One of them is transposing jazz guitar licks to the steel guitar.


The Shotgun Red Band " The Early Years"