The Ken DeRouchie Band is a high energy, 8 piece Funk/Soul/R&B band out of Portland, OR. The release of their fourth full length CD "Muse" in 2013 has been heralded as "one of the finest mixture of soul, blues, funk, jazz and R&B material to come down the musical road for some time." - Greg Johnson President of the Cascade Blues Association for Blues Notes publication.
Top players from the Northwest join DeRouchie, including Portland vocal legend LaRhonda Steele, Portland vocal powerhouse Arietta Ward, long-time KDB bassist Rob Busey, Multi Muddy award winning guitarist Jeff Knudson, keyboardist Alex "Popcorn" Milsted, drummer Chris Lay, tenor sax player Clayton Daffron and trumpet player David Chachere.
The band currently has two full length CD's released through Burnside Distribution and 2 CD's distributed through CDBaby.com. Their latest studio CD, "Muse" was released in July 2013
There latest CD "Muse" also features multi Grammy Nominee Steve Moretti on drums, Muddy Award winning keyboardist Alex Shakeri and special guest trumpeter Gavin Bondy of Pink Martini.
Stacy Jeffress for American Blues Scene Magazine writes "The instrumentation is beautifully layered on each track with the great horn punctuation you'd expect from a well-crafted record produced in the R&B tradition.