About the Band
Cathy was a pretty boring kid. Cathy grew up listening to The Powerline show on a radio that was tucked under her pillow late at night. The host read sappy dedications and played 1970s California rock. She found out she could sing one day, and like all the cool kids, signed up for middle school choir the very next day. Forced to follow a nomadic military life, she migrated from South Texas to Northern Virginia by way of Germany and Ohio. One day, after sampling a few local bands, she had an idea. She asked her friend Bruce Ryan to form a band with her. So they did. They named the band Beltway Traffic. Which lasted about a month. The band was called Springfield Station for a couple more months, but soon they settled on Cathy B & The Broadcasters. In early 2018, the spirited duo found a hotshot guitarist named CV Rave On who changed everything. No really, he changed everything, including the name of the band. Thus CB RADIO was born, which is both an homage to Cathy's initials and to the old fashioned, over-the-airwaves way she used to listen to music.
With Cathy's powerful vocals, CV's phenomenal guitar playing, rounded out by the unmatched rhythm section that is Ryan and Ray, and an incredible repertoire of varying musical styles, CB RADIO is a force to be reckoned with.
CB RADIO is available as a 4-piece band, an acoustic trio or a dynamic duo called Constant Velocity (get it? CV?)
We play at bars and clubs, birthday parties, weddings, wakes, funerals, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday soirees, divorce parties, first moon parties, charity events, fundraisers, special and corporate events! BOOK HERE today!
Click here for a list of past shows.
"If you want to walk away from a show snapping your fingers and a warm feeling in your belly, go see someone else. If you want to REALLY $%ˆ&#ing party, and walk away QUIVERING, come see CB RADIO.""
CB RADIO MERCH
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April 10 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
April 25 POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2020
Constant Velocity Trio feat. David Kitchen
Operation Renewed Hope Foundation
8th Annual Fundraising Gala
May 2 & 3 POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021
Cathy B Featured Performance
Linda Ronstadt Tribute Concert
Cathy "The Queen Bee" Baumbusch
Cathy is a military brat who grew up in Germany, California, New York City and S. Texas. She is a retired Army Reserve officer, a self-employed real estate agent and freelance writer. She has been performing with the classical choir Choralis for over ten years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, an MBA in Project Management, and is studying music at Berklee Online College of Music. But don't let education and the appearance of strength and discipline fool you. Cathy's a hot mess. But she can also really sing.
Christopher "CV Rave On" Volkstorf
CV is a guitar phenom that dropped out of the sky from an alien world. We hope to keep him as long as we can before the mothership calls him back to his home planet. (We scramble the signals at CB RADIO headquarters so they can't find him.) On previous visits to earth he has played with these bands:
The Band With No Name
Peace by Piece
The Other Unamed Band
Hot Buttered Elvis
Breakfast for Dinners
and SUPERFAMOUS. Just to name a few.
Bruce "Goldfinger" Ryan
Bruce is a native Virginian. His ancestors were the first indigenous nudist colony in North America. He learned to play bass through osmosis-- as a teenager he slept with his bass guitar and a Level 1 bass primer under his pillow. After two nights, he helped found “Mike’s Garage.” He drops names like Joe Lawlor (Egypt, DMB), and Lyle Presslar (Minor Threat, The Meatmen, Samhian) to impress us. He's been in the band Braddock Road and currently we share him with Mars Rodeo.
Ray "Radar" Greenberg
Ray has been playing drums since he was wearing diapers. He's remarkable because he can actually read music. The baby of the bunch, Ray also plays with our sister band Mars Rodeo. He still likes to play while wearing diapers, but we keep telling him to keep that to himself.
Other fine folks who have played with us include:
Shawn "Speedysticks" Mitchell, Drums
Justin "Squeezebox" Paschalides, Keyboards, Accordion, Harmonica
Eduardo "El Tamboreño" Rodriguez, Drums
Ryan (Ryan 2.0) Connolly, Guitar
Ryan Boese (Ryan 1.0), Guitar
John Forsythe, Bass
Johnnie Cristaldi, Keyboards
(look for special David & Cathy Duo shows at JV's Restaurant)