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Rte 212


Northeast Ohio's premier country band featuring maximum fiddle  power, tasty guitar licks and rich vocal talent. Rte 212 can be found jamming at Thirsty Cowboys in Medina, howlin' at Nashville Nights in Akron, rippin' it up at Chuggers in Streetsboro, and playing it cool at Dino's Bar & Grill in North Royalton.

Rte 212 takes the stage with 75 years of combined musical experience playing the latest country hits as well as
the classics and old favorites. Check us out at any one of our events listed below.


Vocals, Guitar / Chad Wayner
Guitar, Vocals / Steve Penfound
Fiddle / Arash "Raj" Ghahremani
Bass / Arthur Lewis
Drums / Robert Miller






The devil went down to georgia

1.6.2018 / Live at Nashville Nights in Akron, OH


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Chad Wayner

Chad is currently from Perry Ohio and has always loved country music. He has been part of many projects in the past and has performed in a variety of venues   all over northeast Ohio.  Chad’s influences are Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, and Jamey Johnson…. He’s been singing and performing now for over 12 years and was the only lead singer that Raj would start a band with so were glad he said yes!!!!


Steve Penfound

I've been playing guitar for 50 years, but one would never suspect that if you've ever seen or heard me play!

I was heavily influenced early on by The Beatles, The Guess Who and by the great John Fogerty with Creedence Clearwater Revival. From there I gravitated to great AOR bands like The Who, Pink Floyd and one of my personal favorites - Yes.

I joined my first rock cover band as.....


Arash "Raj" Ghahremani

Raj grew up in Orange Village and started playing the violin at the age of 9. His father and grandfather both also play and played violin growing up in the Middle East region of the World. He took Suzuki-style violin lessons for 11 years and went to Kent State University. There he was one of the first students to get a partial scholarship as a non-music major. He was a part of the KSU symphony orchestra for his college years. After college he took a break from music to raise his family and after this he got back into playing music. “Country music was the only station i could get on my AM radio on my first pickup lol…


Arthur Lewis

Arthur is from Stow, Ohio. He stared playing the bass and writing songs in highschool. A few of those early works would make it on local radio. Early influences were Blink-182, New Found Glory, Stone Temple Pilots, and Nirvana.Arthur joined the Air Force after highschool. His enlistment would take him all over the world to inclde Alaska, Oklahoma, Korea, and Iraq. It was in Alaska thatArthur learned to play guitar. In Oklahoma, he fronted a band called So Many Sins influenced by bands like My Chemical Romance, AFI, Senses Fail, and Shiny Toy Guns. After his enlistment ended he moved back to the Akron area where he would met Raj and, eventually, the rest of Rte212. Current influences are Mumford and Sons, The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, and Tyler Childers.


Robert Miller

Name Robert Miller ,born in Madison Ohio,1966, influences,60's-current country as well as rock, favorite drummers, Peter Criss, Neil Peart, John Bonham, and Ginger Baker. Rob is a self taught musician and has played with various bands& musicians all over North East Ohio. Rob grew up loving drums. He also plays some harmonica as a hobby too!!

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Special thanks to Melody Jo for providing so many great photos and videos!

Web Design

Web design and administration by Arthur Lewis.


Lighting, sound, and fog courtesy of Arash Ghahremani