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Cowboy heroes and the Old West come back to life when this award-winning duo take the stage. "Highly entertaining and personable", according to the entertainment director at Silver Dollar City in Branson, KG & The Ranger put on "one heck of a show". They sing, they yodel in harmony and display their lariat-spinning talent. Their style stays true to the original singing cowboys, while their unique sound and wonderful close harmonies make you feel as if you are hearing these songs for the first time! 

Western music is a unique blend of folk, country, jazz and pop styles. KG & The Ranger add their own infectious humor and entertaining stories about the music. Ranger Rick's fascinating trick rope-spinning is reminiscent of Will Rogers, and their colorful western costumes will bring back fond memories of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Their extensive repertoire, accompanied on guitar, banjo and harmonica, includes the western classics (such as Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Cool Water and Cattle Call) plus rarer songs they have discovered in western movies and on old 78's.

From three or four shows a year when they started in 1989, their performance schedule has grown to over 100 per year. National performances have included Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO; Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch, CA; Ozarks Folk Center in Mountain View, AR; National Festival of the West in Phoenix; International Wild West Arts Convention in Las Vegas. They also lead workshops on yodeling, rope-spinning, song arranging, and the history of western songs.

They have shared the stage with many western music greats like Roy Rogers, Jr. and Rex Allen, Jr., and have opened for the Sons of the San Joaquin, Riders In The Sky, Wylie and the Wild West, Johnny Western, Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell and Michael Martin Murphey. 

Cowboys have always held a special place in the hearts and imagination of Americans, and the music that came from the early cowboy movies still resonates with audiences of all ages. Whether it is the image of the cowboys driving longhorns from Texas to Kansas or those wearing white hats, playing guitars and singing on the big screen, both evoke a sense of pride and respect. KG & The Ranger are on a mission to keep this wonderful music alive for future generations!

Awards and Nominations:
Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame Induction, National Traditional Country Music Assoc.
2010 Outstanding Entertainer - Duo, Western Music Association
Montie Montana Award for Showmanship, Wild West Arts Club 

Harmony Yodeling Contest winners, Western Music Assoc.

Duet Singing award, Minnesota Bluegrass Assoc.
Crescendo Award nominees, Western Music Assoc.
Rising Star Award nominees, Academy of Western Artists
Best Western Group nominees, Academy of Western Artists
Harmony Singing award, Natíl Traditional Country Music Assoc.

PLUS - for a little variety in cowboy entertainment....

Stilt-walking cowboy entertainment
Debuted in 2002, Ranger Rick's alter-ego "Shortcut Curly" has been entertaining kids and adults at county fairs, festivals and western events across the country. Kids flock to him to be roped. Wisconsins' tallest cowboy, Shortcut is 8 feet tall and can spin a forty foot lasso! He is always a big hit introducing our children's performances or strolling the grounds at a festival. "Shortcut" won't divulge the secret of his stilt construction, but everyone who sees him is amazed at the natural way he walks and how he can stand on his toes, dance a polka, and do rope-tricks. 

Shortcut loves to appear in parades, with his trusty steed "Timber", his mini-conestoga wagon, and is faithful armadillo "Dillon" following along. Winner of the "Most Original" category in the Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days Parade, he gets rave reviews everywhere he goes. 
Stilt-walking Cowboy parade rig
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For booking information, or to get on our mailing list, contact:
Karen Gogolick & Rick Roltgen
2517 Waunona Way, Madison WI 53713

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