Meet The Band
LEAD SINGER & GUITARIST
Austin Neal is a native of Van Buren, Missouri. It is a small town with a population of less than 900, which sits in the southeast region of the Ozark mountain foothills. Picking up the guitar just after his seventh birthday, Austin began sitting in with his father and fellow band members where he learned how to play on influences such as Alabama, George Jones, Don Williams, Waylon Jennings and more. As years went by he found himself venturing out and reaching towards the rock and roll side of life, where he was influenced by Stone Temple Pilots, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, and others.
Growing up through the years he has taken life experiences, good and bad, and used them as fuel for this desire he has had. Now with 24 years of music under his belt, he has made a home in Southeast Georgia, where he has played all across the state from Douglasville to Kingsland, from Tifton to Augusta. This also includes the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Dillon Pines was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He started playing the drums at the age of 7, Then made his way to play other instruments. His natural music ability has lead him to play guitar, bass and piano. Starting off as the drummer for the band, Dillon now brings his talents to the front of the stage for Austin Neal & Savannah Road.
Lewis Riffle grew up in Abilene, TX and landed in Savannah via the United States Army. Lewis began playing with Army buddies, having never played in a real band. After 11 years of service, Lewis found a new passion for music and joined Austin Neal & Savannah Road.
Samarie Palmer was born and raised in Belleview, GA. He’s been involved in music and playing drums all his life. His Mama being his audience and #1 fan as he played on pots and pans, till he started playing in his church. Samarie has now been playing music and singing Professionally for 6 years as both a solo/ acoustic performer and member of other local area bands. Now he brings his enormous talent to Austin Neal & Savannah Road.
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