The Players

Founded in 2009, American Song Box is a wonderfully diverse group of talented musicians from the Tampa Bay area of Central Florida. Formed organically over the course of time, ASB has found its sound and identity while gaining an enthusiastic and dedicated fan base. Their live shows are always a positive, energetic experience and full of fantastic vocal work as well as stellar instrumentation. 
 

Todd Murphy - Guitar, Vocals

Originally from Scranton, PA, he began a love for singing and songwriting at a very young age. After moving to Massachusetts, his mother Alice would teach him to play acoustic guitar as an early teen. It was then that he developed more of his songwriting skills while working together with artist, musician and singer-songwriter Jason McCormic (Habth, Arsinik, Delia Penumbra and Acoustic Green Meadows) He would cut his teeth playing drums and guitar with these acts along with Jason. It was after relocating to Florida that he met guitarist and singer-songwriter, Frank Ryan, who helped him to hone both his guitar style and playing as well as his singing and songwriting abilities. That's when his desire and focus for live performing began. He and RJ Kerker met along the open mic' circuit in Tampa in 2009 and have been performing together since, first as founding members of The Rift and then with ASB. For the past seven years his passion has been writing for and performing with American Song Box.

Todd Murphy - Guitar, Vocals

Originally from Scranton, PA, he began a love for singing and songwriting at a very young age. After moving to Massachusetts, his mother Alice would teach him to play acoustic guitar as an early teen. It was then that he developed more of his songwriting skills while working together with artist, musician and singer-songwriter Jason McCormic (Habth, Arsinik, Delia Penumbra and Acoustic Green Meadows) He would cut his teeth playing drums and guitar with these acts along with Jason. It was after relocating to Florida that he met guitarist and singer-songwriter, Frank Ryan, who helped him to hone both his guitar style and playing as well as his singing and songwriting abilities. That's when his desire and focus for live performing began. He and RJ Kerker met along the open mic' circuit in Tampa in 2009 and have been performing together since, first as founding members of The Rift and then with ASB. For the past seven years his passion has been writing for and performing with American Song Box.

RJ Kerker - Songwriter, Pianist, Vocalist

Florida Native who grew up in the Tampa Bay Area, studied classical Music from the age of 6 playing music at the old Friday Morning Musical under instruction from Jessie May Caruthers. Went to the University of South Florida, studied in Fine Arts before graduating with a degree in Communication. Originally the lead singer with G-13 in the early 90's playing the USF College Scene. Inspired by acts such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Peter Gabriel, and the Grunge Sound of the Early 90's. Worked with Todd Murphy for the past 7 years from the Open Mic Scene in Tampa Bay. Collaborated with Todd Murphy to create arrangements on Piano and back-up vocals and in writing songs as part of American Song Box.

RJ Kerker - Songwriter, Pianist, Vocalist

Florida Native who grew up in the Tampa Bay Area, studied classical Music from the age of 6 playing music at the old Friday Morning Musical under instruction from Jessie May Caruthers. Went to the University of South Florida, studied in Fine Arts before graduating with a degree in Communication. Originally the lead singer with G-13 in the early 90's playing the USF College Scene. Inspired by acts such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Peter Gabriel, and the Grunge Sound of the Early 90's. Worked with Todd Murphy for the past 7 years from the Open Mic Scene in Tampa Bay. Collaborated with Todd Murphy to create arrangements on Piano and back-up vocals and in writing songs as part of American Song Box.

Clif Roesch - Bass

Clif has been playing bass with ASB since 2015. He is also a founding member, Front Singer and Guitarist for Tampa Bay Area band, The Drivers.

Clif Roesch - Bass

Clif has been playing bass with ASB since 2015. He is also a founding member, Front Singer and Guitarist for Tampa Bay Area band, The Drivers.

Chris Evans - Drums, Vocal

Chris is a classically trained percussionist, originally from northern Virginia  His initial focus was on keyboard percussion (xylophone, vibraphone) but shifted to the drum set as he began to play in garage bands during high school.  After moving to Florida for college, he picked up a djembe so he could continue drumming in the dorms where a full kit was not practical.  The djembe also provided Chris with an avenue to participate to the local Tampa open mic scene, where he met Todd and RJ.  Since then, Chris has been playing the drums and percussion for American Song Box.

Chris Evans - Drums, Vocal

Chris is a classically trained percussionist, originally from northern Virginia His initial focus was on keyboard percussion (xylophone, vibraphone) but shifted to the drum set as he began to play in garage bands during high school. After moving to Florida for college, he picked up a djembe so he could continue drumming in the dorms where a full kit was not practical. The djembe also provided Chris with an avenue to participate to the local Tampa open mic scene, where he met Todd and RJ. Since then, Chris has been playing the drums and percussion for American Song Box.

Angie Roesch - Violin, Vocals

Angie has been playing violin with ASB since 2015. She is also keyboardist, vocalist and violinist for Tampa Bay Area band, The Drivers.

Angie Roesch - Violin, Vocals

Angie has been playing violin with ASB since 2015. She is also keyboardist, vocalist and violinist for Tampa Bay Area band, The Drivers.

Al - Harmonica

This unique singer-songwriter plays electric piano and harmonica by ear. His talents are spread across three Tampa area bands and a duo as well. He has performed numerous solo shows throughout the area as a pianist/singer-songwriter. This prolific writer has 10 hours of original material recorded and is currently working on his 11th album. He plays harmonica with American Song Box.

Al - Harmonica

This unique singer-songwriter plays electric piano and harmonica by ear. His talents are spread across three Tampa area bands and a duo as well. He has performed numerous solo shows throughout the area as a pianist/singer-songwriter. This prolific writer has 10 hours of original material recorded and is currently working on his 11th album. He plays harmonica with American Song Box.