Meet The Band!
Scott Riggs

(Bass, Multi-instrumentalist, and Vocals)

Don Hays

(Lead Guitar and Vocals)

Scott Riggs started playing music after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.   He first began playing guitar at age twelve and  then switched to bass in middle school.  At LMC college in Pittsburg, CA, he enhanced his skills by taking music theory classes.

   Scott can play most all string instruments with the exception of banjo. He's been in many bands over the years and has toured the midwest playing music back in 2004. His band at the time, The Kevin Atwater Band, traveled in Roy Clark's old tour bus.  His tour lasted about 6 months only because  he missed his daughter too much back in California. 

Scott has played many genres from Blues, Blue grass, Rock and Roll, and even some Rockablly.  But he always comes back to his love for Country music.

Don started playing guitar at 13, paying off his first guitar working at a music store in the East Bay town of Antioch.  At the age of 19, Don was the lead guitarist for a well known Bay Area band 'Keystone', which played all over the SF Bay Area opening for Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Elvin Bishop, Cold Blood, The Tubes and many others.  The band's highlight was playing Fillmore West in San Francisco.


Don's musical roots are in Rock, Blues and Southern Rock but later has added his love of Country music.  In more recent years his guitar playing found him traveling all over, opening for named acts to playing clubs and casinos. 

     Now in 2013, now a member of the band 'Diamond Ridge', he feels the most exciting and rewarding music is being played right now.

Bill Bledsoe

 (Drums, percussion, and back-up vocals)


Eric Blakely

 (Lead Guitar & Vocals)


Clayton Holley

(Lead Vocalist and Shaky Thangs) 

Clayton was born in Texas. Growing up in both Abilene & Dallas, he spent virtually every weekend hunting, fishing, or just enjoying the serenity of the great outdoors. This grew into a deep passion for country music, singing, and songwriting. After moving to California, Clayton continued to write, sing, and even dabbled as an actor in a couple of independant movies. 

Clayton joined up with Diamond Ridge and  their incredibly talented and professional band members and  feels this band has taken his passion for country music to a whole new level!

 Bill has been playing drums since the 4th grade.  In high school he won the Bank of America scholarship award for music and in college played in the Solano College Jazz Band winning the state championship two years running.  Since then he has played and recorded with many bands such as, The Andre Williams Band, Zuzuz Petals, The Self Proclaimed heroes, Route 111 and Mad Karma. He has played drums with big name pros like Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) Sammy Hagar (Solo Artists, Van Halen, Chickenfoot) and Michael Anthony Van Halen.  Bill’s perfect timing and complicated drum fills is an asset to any band. He knows when to take a "less is more" approach and when to cut loose. 



 Born in Berkeley, California, Eric Blakely learned to play guitar while listening to CCR records and more importantly John Fogarty's idiosyncratic guitar playing. Eric took to traveling in his early twenties which eventually led him to Austin, Texas. He would spend the better part of 25 years there. While there, he wrote a few songs, put out a few records, played some guitar and toured more than a few countries. After relocating back to Berkeley, Eric found us looking to add another guitar player to our line up. Eric along with guitarist Don Hayes round out our guitars in the very guitar friendly Diamond Ridge Band.