Times have changed, members have come and gone, but the song remains the same. Lost on Iddings has always represented freedom of expression and the exploration of original sounds.

Lost on Iddings was formed in 2005 by Brad Denson out of a series of barn jams that took place in West Milton. Adding Chris Carter on drums, the band has gone through a number of different lineups but the core concept remains – play great music and have a great time.  LOI takes its cues from bands that aren’t afraid to mix a rock ‘n’ roll with different ideas and sounds, and then stretch out those ideas. This is a band that’s hard to pin down, but references to acts like the Grateful Dead, The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Gov’t Mule are a decent place to start.

The desire to inhabit different genres is manifested in the offshoots and other projects of the members of the band. When LOI backs up John Hurlbutt – manager of the famed Fur Peace Ranch – the band transforms themselves into a psychedelic cowboy collective. Four of the members of LOI are part of the reggae band Jonny Dreads & The Mystiks. From Rock ‘n’ Roll to Americana (Trey Stone & The Ringers), Indie Mashup (Hazy & The Rugged Child), World Music (Puzzle of Light) to Middle Eastern belly dancing music, the members of LOI explore a lot of different musical territory and bring that back into the band to shape the sound.

This is a band that has always embraced community.  Even at the beginning, Lost on Iddings would host Full Moon Rambles, a weekend showcase for regional bands.  Guests have always been welcome on the stage to take part in the jams and share in the music. This spirit was fully realized in the founding of the Miami Valley Music Fest by Brad Denson.  The Miami Valley Music Fest (started in 2007, originally called the Lost Creek Ramble) is a successful regional music festival that attracts the area’s top talents in the name of charity with now thousands of people attending each year.

Looking ahead, Lost on Iddings continues on their journey, stronger and more focused than ever.  The past year has seen the band focus on developing strong original material and getting in front of more people than ever.  They’ll continue to go where the music takes them.


  • Miami Valley Music Fest

    • Founded by Brad Denson

    • The organization has raised over ten thousand dollars for local charities over the course of its existence

    • 3 members of LOI are active in the organization

    • Top ticket selling band for 2 years in a row

  • Notable live shows

    • Shared the stage with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

    • Opened for legendary psychedelic cowboys New Riders of the Purple Sage twice

    • Open for and played with noted musician and Grateful Dead radio host David Gans

    • Appeared on WYSO radio programs multiple times in 2013 and 2014

    • Played a number of successful shows in Dayton, Troy, Athens, Columbus and the surrounding area.

    • Winterfest 2013

  • “The Buckeye Session”

    • Recorded and released a live album recorded for broadcast on Buckeye Music Magazine

  • Invited by Johnny Colt (The Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd) to record at the famed Avalon studios in Atlanta


Chris Carter – Drums
Brad Denson – Bass/Vocals
Rich Reuter – Guitar/Vocals
Erich Reith – Percussion
Bryan “Hazy” Russell – Keys/Vocals
Khrys Blank – Vocals/Percussion
Eric Henry – Guitar

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