Band Member Bio
Tommy "T-Bird" King
Lead Vocals/ Keyboards / percussion since 2010
Tommy “T-Bird” King – Band leader, front man, lead vocalist, keyboard & harmonica player. He has founded several popular Sacramento groups, Rockin’ Down The Hiway, SweeTTooth and The Remedy. Tommy also conceived and fronted Savannah Blue, "A Southern Rock Review", that started the West Coast, Southern Rock Theme craze in 2008..
An associate of Tabletop since ’01, Tommy began playing piano at the tender age of six years. He began performing professionally in the mid-60’s and has been an integral part o the Sacramento music scene since. A dynamic front man who aims to entertain audiences, Tommy’s idea of a successful show is when the audience is singing along and participating. “I just love it when the audience is singing loud. There is absolutely no better feeling of accomplishment.”
“Drivin’” Darin Wilson
Guitar, Lead and backing vocals - joined 2012
Darin was born & raised in Northern California. At 12, Darin began piano lessons with a lady from the tiny country of Luxembourg. He has been played professionally for over 25 years, most recently, with Chico-based "Off the Record". Darin brings strong lead vocals and harmonizing, sharing duties with T’Bird King. You will hear the influences of The Beatles and Journey in his playing with Rockin’ Down The Hiway. Darin is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays bass and keyboards.
“Jalopy Jeff” Viducich
Bass & Vocals joined 2012
A native of Sacramento, Jeff began performing at 14. His career has been a versatile one, playing rock, blues and jazz for most of his life, all over the Golden State. Jeff joins his “On The Rocks” band mate this year as a new member of Rockin’ Down The Hiway. His solid bass playing along with his lead and background singing, give the band a new dimension with three part harmonies, making the 2013 version of RDTH even more dynamic. Jeff is also one of the (now defunct) Tower Records alumni, having worked there for several years. This has added depth to his knowledge of the record and live performance industries.
Robert “The Roadster” Mills
Drums joined 2012
Robert began rockin’ out on an oatmeal box courtesy of his mother, at the tender age of four. He learned his craft playing in school bands and shared the stage with his brother George on guitar, in the early stages of his career. In the “real” world, Robert made a living building custom homes, but got back into “the music biz” by heading up his own band “The R. Mills Band” from 1995 to 2008. Before joining “Rockin’” Mills teamed up with bassist, Jeff Viducich in “On The Rocks” playing steadily throughout Northern California in clubs, casinos and special events. His steady groove is the Heart Beat and foundation when RDTH takes you on the road! His comment on joining the group was “This is going to be good!”
Jim "Duster" Damiano
guitar and vocals Joined 2016
Jim began playing guitar at a very young age. Through the years he has graced the stage with the likes of such greats as; Freddie King, Pablo Cruz, Tommy and Daniel Castro, Steven Stills, Robin Ford, The Sons of Champlin, David LaFlame and It’s a Beautiful Day. His lead riffs and signature hooks are spot on and his tone is fantastic!
Photos by Liz Damiano