Pressure Ridge

Based in Tacoma WA

Pressure Ridge is Steve & Kristi Nebel, a country variety duo. Steve plays guitar, Kristi plays bass guitar, and both of them sing lead and harmonies. They have been working at music, traveling across Alaska and Canada playing for the last sixteen years. They play a wide variety of listening and dance music calculated to please all ages. They have been keeping a regular schedule of music bookings in Washington state. Both have been performing variety music since the late 70s.

“Steve & Kristi Nebel are a powerhouse duo . . . (whose) many talents could never be contained in a box, no matter how large. . . Let us feel the drive that makes us all keep on keepin' on.” - Barbara Seitz, Potbelly Deli

“the Nebels know how to take an interesting subject, draw you into the tale, and make you care about the people and places they chronicle.” - Denise Sofranko – Dirty Linen Magazine


Pressure Ridge is Steve Nebel (guitar, vocals) & Kristi Nebel (bass guitar, vocals). They have been performing variety dance music since the late 70s. They use a laptop computer and sound module with midi files to back up their vocals, guitar and bass guitar to provide a full band sound.

Steve and Kristi’s first full time professional booking was in Nome, Alaska.  They spent 5 months in Nome between January, and May of 1985.  The summer after that took them to Seward, Valdez, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Sitka.  They have been making their living playing music ever since.

Steve plays a red Chinese manufactured Fender Stratocaster with Lace Sensor pickups.  Kristi plays a Fender Mustang bass guitar.  She traded a Peavey T-40 straight across for the Mustang.  She was in Dutch Harbor, Alaska playing at the Elbow Room at the time.

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