BIOGRAPHY

Wooden Nickel Lottery is:

       Rick Gallo (vocals/guitar)

       Rich Toomsen (guitar, songwriting)

       Jess Toomsen (bass)

       Delayne Stallman (drums)

‚Äč

Wooden Nickel Lottery is a blues/rock band full of power, chops and soul to satisfy fans of blues/rock. Fronted by Rick Gallo’s energetic and soulful vocals and Rich Toomsen's high octane guitar work, WNL plays a mix of powerful original blues/rock as well as classic and contemporary blues/rock covers. The group’s sonic influences include Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton and Johnny Lang, but draw on the grooves of funk rock with the heart of a true blues jam band.    

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

Read the PhillyCheeze review

of "Long Time Running"!

PhillyTrain.jpg

© 2019 by Wooden Nickel Lottery