The River South

Genre: Original Indie Rock / Pop

The River South are singer / songwriters from Ashland, OR. They play original melody-heavy roots rock with their sound built around veteran LA session musician Krister Axel. With a bit of grit, soft melodies and strong guitar their music reverberates Axel’s struggles of a decade plus in the music industry in California and now in Oregon. Both Joos and Zuzel have performed throughout the region and across the Pacific Northwest. The River South has been influenced by and are often compared to the likes of JJ Cale, Josh Riitter, Van Morrison, and others.

The River South is a culmination of many long years of songwriting sessions, studio work and touring.

Members of The River South:

  • Krister Axel; vocals; guitar; keyboards
  • Jinnee Joos; vocals
  • Michael Rene Zuzel; bass
  • Joseph Tierney; percussion

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Sample music of The River South

Recent bookings:

  • ‘Eats, Beats,& Art’ @ The Village Gate at the Village at Medford Center – Medford, OR
  • Johnny B’s – Medford, OR
  • Oberon’s Three Penny Tavern – Ashland, OR
  • Chromophonic Music Hall – Yreka, CA
  • Soup for the Soul benefit – Grants Pass, OR
  • Talent Evening Market – Talent, OR
  • Violet Continued – Grants Pass, OR
  • Morrton’s Pizza & Pub – Medford, OR
  • Love Revolution – Ashland, OR
  • Home State BBQ – Ashland, OR
  • La Baguette Bakery – Ashland, OR


The River South Typical Set List (Covers & Originals)

Originals Covers
I’m the Gun Loving in my Baby’s eyes
 You Got Me Running Hallelujah
 Holland Park Road To Live is to Fly
 Weightless Heart  Make you love my love
 Survive Riverside
Stars Go Blue

More info at: Official Band Web Site

FB Page: The River South