Welcome To Reliance

Reliance has grown to be one of the most in-demand Bluegrass groups in their region.  Most family bands sound like family bands, built on love and all the good stuff that makes a family band worth watching. Some are even good, while once in awhile, one will approach greatness.  Reliance has that knack, with all 4 members exhibiting proficiency on their instrument and vocal part. 

Ronnie Raper is a first-class rhythm/lead guitarist with a rich baritone vocal suitable for both country and bluegrass material, while Denise Raper , a veteran Southern Gospel singer/pianist, has found her place as a solid bassist and vocalist for Reliance.  Dustin Raper rests in that place between traditional and contemporary banjo stylings, further adding to the versatility of the Reliance sound. Last, and to quote Ronnie, "certainly not least", Nicholas "Kingfish" Raper is a gifted young mandolinist and singer. No weak links here, just high entertainment value with a family flair.  Versatile and eclectic material, great harmonies and classy pickin' combined make Reliance an all-around great choice for your event.  Reliance has grown to be one of the most in-demand Bluegrass groups in their region. 

Reliance Guestbook

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  • Jamie

    Jamie Glen Daniel WV

    Reliance is so awesome ! Cannot wait to see you all in person and LIVE!

    Reliance is so awesome ! Cannot wait to see you all in person and LIVE!

  • robert &inez stroud

    robert &inez stroud charleston tn

    we were at the bluegrass festival at linsdale today enjoyed seeing again it has been a long time. we realy enjoyed hearing you all sing again.

    we were at the bluegrass festival at linsdale today enjoyed seeing again it has been a long time. we realy enjoyed hearing you all sing again.

  • Gennia

    Gennia Etowah

    Love you guys.... :)

    Love you guys.... smile

  • Sue & Don

    Sue & Don Cleveland, TN

    Enjoyed seeing you again Saturday night at Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner. Loved your music and performance!!! Always a JOY seeing you four!!!

    Enjoyed seeing you again Saturday night at Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner. Loved your music and performance!!! Always a JOY seeing you four!!!

  • Carole

    Carole Cleveland, TN.

    We are so looking forward to hearing you in Linsdale!!!!:love:

    We are so looking forward to hearing you in Linsdale!!!!love

  • Linda Grant

    Linda Grant Etowah, Tn.

    Wow, Hey Ronny, Neicey, Dustin and Nick I am overjoyed hearing you sing and play. I have never heard you til now, You sound super fantastic!! God Bless Always!!!:love:

    Wow, Hey Ronny, Neicey, Dustin and Nick I am overjoyed hearing you sing and play. I have never heard you til now, You sound super fantastic!! God Bless Always!!!love

  • MARY ROBERTS

    MARY ROBERTS DECATUR TN.

    SAW YOU ALL IN ETOWAH TN. IN MARCH LOVED IT

    SAW YOU ALL IN ETOWAH TN. IN MARCH LOVED IT

  • Reliance Bluegrass Band

    Reliance Bluegrass Band

    We would love to here from you all, sign our guestbook, check out our where abouts on our schedule, contact us for any event you may be having or just say hello. Have a blessed Day, Ronnie, Denise, Dustin, & Nick:D

    We would love to here from you all, sign our guestbook, check out our where abouts on our schedule, contact us for any event you may be having or just say hello. Have a blessed Day, Ronnie, Denise, Dustin, & Nickbiggrin