BIOGRAPHY

Wooden Nickel Lottery has been honing its exciting original blend of blues & rock since 2014.   Having released three studio albums and shared the stage in support of touring national acts, this group has grown into something exceptional.   WNL is fronted by Rick Gallo’s energetic and soulful vocals and Rich Toomsen's masterful guitar work and backed by the polished drumming of Delayne Stallman and the solid, expressive drive of Jess Toomsen’s bass.   WNL plays a mix of powerful original blues/rock as well as classic and contemporary blues/rock covers.    Attend a live show and be treated to the energy and soul of driving blues/rock and the craftsmanship and polish typically reserved for veteran touring bands.  

Wooden Nickel Lottery has performed at many of Eastern Iowa's best events & venues

  • Iowa Public Radio's Java Blend

  • Iowa Public Radio's Studio One Tracks

  • Opened for acclaimed blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis

  • Opened for acclaimed blues guitarist Samantha Fish

  • Opened for acclaimed blues guitarist Anthony Gomes

  • Opened for acclaimed artist Kris Lager

  • 2015 Finalist in the Iowa Blues Challenge

  • Redstone Room, McGrath Amphitheater, Parlor City, Cedar Ridge Winery, The Washington

  • Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, Summer Festivals, Wildwood Smokehouse, The Famous Mockingbird

  • Private events ~ weddings, birthdays, corporate events, music jam hosting

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