Rickie Lee Tanner & Powder Keg was formed in mid-2006 by long time friends and band mates Rickie Lee and Jimmy B. The decision was made early on that this time around music would be more rewarding than the monetary gains offered by their previous endeavors. This time writing and showcasing original material would be the true foundation of the band. Writing and performing original material would mean harder work and more dedication than many musicians were willing to take on so the audition process had to be handled with great care. After a few months of auditions and carefully weighing their options the final pieces of the puzzle were put into place.
The guys started work on their original material immediately. Releasing their debut single "Highway To Nowhere" in November of 2006. The song found immediate success on Soundclick quickly climbing #1 surpassing nearly 26,000 songs to get there. Soon "Highway To Nowhere" was being distributed by nearly all of the top online retailers including iTunes, Rhapsody, and Napster.
The success of their debut single soon gained the attention of Nashville television shows. Just one month after the song was released the guys were invited to appear on Nashville OnStage, a television show on the ION Network (Formerly PAX TV) based in the country music capital that showcases independent artists and their material. Rickie Lee made another television appearance on Smart Country. Smart Country is hosted by Jimmy and Lorraine Smart and also airs on the ION Network.
Rickie Lee Tanner & Powder Keg carry with them years of experience entertaining crowds of all sizes and all walks of life. The shows they put on have to be seen to be believed with energy levels and showmanship to rival many of the top acts in the music business today.