The Band

Musicians Walter Kenul and Dante DeLemos, along with lyricist Richard Humann founded the band American Nomads. The songs that they write and perform are in the American Roots style of music. They have worked together on numerous musical projects, including their most recent band before the founding of American Nomads, DRW, that from 2010 to 2015 released two full-length albums and two singles. American Nomads is comprised of musicians Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, and Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals. Gerald Menke often joins the band for live performances on lap steel. Multi-gold and platinum recording artist, Sammy Merendino plays drums and percussion on their single "A Revelation's Gonna Come", and Steve Count plays bass.

Walter Kenul

Walter Kenul

Lead & Background Vocals, Accordion, Piano, Hammond B3

Walter has written and performed his music nationally and internationally for many years. His other projects, before forming American Nomads, include the bands DRW and Metropolis.

Dante DeLemos

Dante DeLemos

Lead & Background Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Cuatro

Dante has been writing and performing music for many years. He has performed and toured with various groups as well as engineered and produced multiple albums and projects.

Susan Darmiento

Susan Darmiento

Lead & Background Vocals

Susan is a singer and songwriter. She has performed on her album "Prelude," "Halcyon Sky" by Inika Mars, "Another Day Another Dollar" by Tom Carroll, and "None of the Above." Live performances include The Iridium Jazz Club, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, CBGB's, The Lone Star Cafe, and Upstairs at Greene Street.

Sammy Merendino

Sammy Merendino

Drums & Percussion

Sammy has over 15 Gold and Platinum Records and has recorded and performed with musicians such as Billy Joel, Cindy Lauper, Joan Osborne, Hall and Oates, Sarah McLachlan and Michael Jackson. He is currently the drummer for the Broadway production of Kinky Boots.

George LaGrange

George LaGrange

Rhythm Guitars, Background Vocals

George is a songwriter and multi-instrumental musician. He's written for, and played in bands such as Girls Don't Do That, Still Framed, and Inika Mars.

Joseph Humann

Joseph Humann

Harmonica, Percussion, Background Vocals

Joseph is a multi-instrumental musician who finds his roots in Mississippi Delta and Chicago-based Blues, as well as American Jazz, Country and Honky Tonk. His previous musical affiliation includes the band, King Cadillac.

Joe Conoscenti

Joe Conoscenti

Drums

Joe is a drummer who has played with many different bands, and has done multiple recording sessions. He is the former drummer from Metropolis.

Jay Rivera

Jay Rivera

Bass & Background Vocals

Jay is a bass player and vocalist, and has recorded and performed with many bands, including Full Throttle.

Richard Humann

Richard Humann

Lyrics

Richard is best known as a neo-conceptual visual artist who has exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums throughout the world. Artelligence Press publishes his book of poetry, "Towards a Naked Horizon". He is also the lyricist and conceptual force behind the band, Inika Mars.

American Nomads