KG & The Ranger ~
Performance Schedule

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Celebrating 28 years along the trail together!
"Outstanding Entertainer - Duo" of the Western Music Association
Down The Trail in 2017...
January 18 - 22, 2017
RV Super Show - Tampa FL
We don't sing at this one - we "stroll" the show, getting laughs with our armadillo-powered covered wagon and "Shortcut Curly" on stilts doing rope tricks!
February 4, 2017
Brookdale North Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach, FL
7:00 PM
February 9, 2017
Okeechobee Library
206 Southwest 16th Street, Okeechobee, FL
863-763.3536
5:00 - 6:00 PM
February 9 - 11, 2017
Roper's Gathering and "Cowboy Schoolhouse" 
at the Gordie Peer Ranch, Okeechobee FL 
Seminars and contests - learn to spin a rope, crack a whip or twirl a gun.
Keeping the "Western Arts" alive!
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April 5, 2017
Oconomowoc Woman's Club
Oconomowoc, WI
262-567-4767
April 19, 2017
Janesville Senior Center
69 S. Water St., Janesville WI
608-755-3040
1:00 PM
May 5 - 7, 2017
Cowboy Way Festival
Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum
47 Prairie St., Gene Autry, OK
580-768-5559
Great shows all weekend with the Sons of the Pioneers, Rex Allen Jr., Les Gilliam, Devon Dawson, Call of the West, western celebrities, vendors and lots more!
We will be performing on Sunday, time TBA - keep checking the Museum website for up-to-date info
May 29, 2017
ChocolateFest
Burlington WI
262-763-3300
This will feature the "KG & The Ranger TRIO" - our daughter Angie will join us for some great harmony singing!
Wanasek Stage:
1:15 - 2:15 PM & 3:45 - 4:45 PM
How can you go wrong with Cowboy Music and Chocolate…
June 4, 2017
Money Creek Buffalo Ranch "Walk Around The Ranch"
32488 Cody Drive, Houston MN
507-896-2345
10 AM - 5 PM
Lots of activities for all ages, including rope-spinning with "Shortcut Curly"
Home of Cody the Buffalo - this is your chance to get up close and personal with a friendly buffalo!
We aren't singing at this event - but will be having fun strolling around with stilts and lassos
BuffaloGal.com
June 12, 2017
Westshire Village
Waunakee, WI
June 18, 2017
Father's Day Parade
Mukwonago WI
June 22, 2017
Kids Noon Time Entertainment - Family Show
Camden Stage in Palmer Park
Janesville WI
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Bring chairs or blankets to sit on!
July 1, 2017
Mid-Western Rodeo Parade
Manawa, WI
10:00 AM
July 4, 2017
4th of July Parade
Oshkosh, WI
July 6, 2017
Skaalen Summer Concerts
Stoughton, WI
1:30 - 2:30 PM
July 11, 2017
American Players Theater
Spring Green, WI
pre-show strolling entertainment - bring a picnic supper and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
July 15, 2017
Seaquist Orchards
11482 Wisconsin 42, Sister Bay, WI
(920) 854-4199
July 18, 2017
St. Francis House "Toe-tapping Tuesdays"
with the "family sidekicks" - Angie and Tom Otte!
Fond du Lac, WI
6:30 PM
July 26 - 29, 2017
SADLY WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS SHOW.
The talented Mike Moutoux will be taking our place.
Henry Strater Theater - "The West in Story and Song"
Strater Hotel
Durango CO
August 7, 2017
Riverside Concerts
Mauston, WI
6:00 - 7:00 PM
August 12 - 13, 2017
Log Jam Festival
Mosinee WI
715-573-6812
August 16, 2017
American Players Theater
Spring Green, WI
pre-show strolling entertainment - bring a picnic supper and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
August 18 - 20, 2017
Wild West Days
Viroqua, WI
August 23, 2017
Beloit Senior Center - Western "Picnic"
Beloit, WI
12:30 PM
August 24, 2017
American Players Theater
Spring Green, WI
pre-show strolling entertainment - bring a picnic supper and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Sept. 3, 2017
Rock River Thresheree
Edgerton, WI
Sept. 15, 2017
Oktoberfest
Chippewa Falls, WI
Sept. 26, 2017
Behring Senior Center
Monroe WI
October 3, 2017
Sussex Senior Center
Sussex WI
4:45 - 6:15 PM
Nov. 9 - 12, 2017
Western Music Association Convention
Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 28, 2017
Madison Senior Center
Madison WI
608 266-6581
1:00 PM
More shows filling in all the time - please check back often!
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Where We Were …  click here for previous years schedules



News from the home ranch...

Dec 2016 - Looking back on another year filled with good music and good friends. We don't have any big announcements this year, but just keep riding along on our mission to keep classic Western Music alive. We have had some great shows playing with our daughter and son-in-law in our "expanded" version of KG & The Ranger. Hope to book lots more shows with them down the trail! One of the highlights this year was our trip to Albuquerque NM for the Western Music Association convention, where we were blown away by the talented youngsters who are playing this music and moving it into a new generation.

Let us know if we can bring some cowboy spirit to an event near you.....


Dec 2015
- YES! ANOTHER NEW CD filled with Classic Christmas songs and unique cowboy Christmas songs! We had a ton of fun recording this with all six of our grandkids taking part, plus our grownup "kids" and their spouses. A real family get-together for the Holidays! Check out the Trading Post for all the details on 'Tis The Season.


May 15, 2014
- NEW CD IS DONE AND READY TO SHIP...
Hard to believe it's been 10 years since our last release. Guess we've just been too busy having fun performing all around the country to get in studio time! But the wait is over - and we are very excited about our new project. We have excellent backup on vocals and bass from our daughter Angela Otte and her husband Tom Otte. And we finally had a chance to work with fiddler Suzanne Lansford, who we met about 5 years ago in Okeechobee Florida. It's a long story, but from the first time we heard her play we knew we had to record with her someday. She adds so much to the album - you will love her playing.


The concept for this album came from our love of the poetic, lyrical songs in Western Music. Some of these we sing just for ourselves, or around a campfire with friends - seldom performing them on stage. Others are gems of the genre that we sing for all occasions. They are all favorites of ours and needed to be recorded.

Here's a look at the songs included:
Moonlight On The Trail; Lonely Yukon Stars; When The Bloom Is On The Sage; Cowboy’s Letter From Home; Young Lean and Seventeen (a Ranger Rick original); Night Rider’s Lament; Colorado Trail; Night Time In Nevada; Sandy River Belle / Old Bill Cheatham; Bad Girl’s Lament; Arizona Waltz; Another Cowboy Song; When Pay Day Rolls Around; Sundown On The Prairie; Born To The Saddle

Hall Of Fame Induction August 2011

KG & The Ranger were inducted into "America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame", located in the Pioneer Musem in Anita IA! This is a nice honor from the National Traditional Country Music Association. The induction ceremony took place during the NTCMA Old Time Country Music Festival in LeMars IA, August 29 - Sept. 4, 2011.
For more info go to the NTCMA website: www.orgsites.com/ia/oldtimemusic.


November 20, 2010
KG & The Ranger awarded the Western Music Association"Outstanding Entertainer - Duo" of the year!

We are so thrilled and honored by this award from our fans and peers in Western Music. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
Winners are nominated and voted on by the entire WMA membership. The award was presented in Albuquerque NM at the WMA Awards Banquet, the grande finale of the annual Showcase and Awards Festival. This festival is a gathering of top notch western music performers from around the country and fans from around the world - a “Who’s Who” event of cowboy musicians. For a complete list of categories and this year’s WMA winners please see www.westernmusic.com/awards-finalists.html.

2009 was KG & The Ranger's 20th Anniversary Our first show was in 1989 and we did a grand total of 3 shows that year. Last year we racked up about 100. We passed performance #2000 in September 2009. We are excited to be on to the next adventures and travels…

November 21, 2007 - NEW AWARD!
1st Place winners of the Western Music Association Harmony Contest.
Another plaque to add to our "Wall of Fame" - and a great honor to be part of the Western Music Association's 19th annual festival and convention. The halls of the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel rang with Western Music last weekend as musicians gathered from all corners of the country (and even from overseas) to learn about, celebrate and perform Western Music. To learn more, visit www.westernmusic.org

October 2007:
2007 is galloping by, with lots of great musical adventures. We were privileged to be part of two grand 100th Birthday Celebrations this year: Gene Autry's and John Wayne's. Both events drew folks from all over the country and the world and were great successes.  Our summer was spent entertaining at County Fairs and events around Wisconsin, and the fall took us to South Dakota and Oklahoma. KG was honored to be one of five finalists for the Academy of Western Arts "Yodeler of the Year" (congratulations to Chelsea Beck, the winner).

November 2005 - Three's the charm! For the third time, KG & The Ranger won the Western Music Association title of "Harmony Yodeling Champions". The contest was held at the annual Western Music Festival in Albuquerque NM. Yodel - ay - dee - hoo!
 

April 2005 - The Wild West Arts Club presented KG & The Ranger with the 2005 "Montie Montana Showmanship Award" at the WWAC 16th Annual International Convention in Claremore OK. This prestigious award is given to artists chosen by a panel of judges, including Montie Montana Jr., to honor excellence and professionalism in Western Arts performance. 

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September 2004 - TROPHIES & PARADES!
This must be the month for awards for KG & The Ranger. We won 3rd place (out of 16 contestants!) in the Minnesota Bluegrass Association's duet singing contest. We took 2nd place with our new parade rig in the New Lisbon Sesquicentennial Parade! 
New fun - we're doing parades: "Shortcut Curly", aka Ranger Rick, rides "Timber" his giant stick-horse, with "Tall Tale Tillie", aka KG, riding shotgun in our mini prairie schooner,
August 2005 update - we won an award for "Most Original" in the Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days Parade.
parade
                          rig
RVshow

Check out our album "When Cowboys Dream
Order by mail or online through CD Baby.com
This is a wonderful collection of songs - including Ranger Rick's newest composition Happy Dreaming Cowboy, plus rare and vintage cowboy songs. We had the fun of working with the same great musicians we have recorded with in the past - Rodeo Kate on fiddle, Dave Fallow on guitar and Steve Kasprzac on bass. Recorded at Randy's Recording, our thanks go out to Randy for all his support and good advice. 

Because of all the requests we have had for a recording of our contest-winning yodel, we have included Sagebrush Symphony complete with our grand finale "yodeling sampler" ending. So saddle up your dreams and click over to the Trading Post for more information....

March 2004

Ranger Rick spins out his 50 foot rope at the Grand Canyon!

July 2003

KG & The Ranger with Michael Martin Murphey at The Great Circus Parade Festival:
KG & The
                            Ranger with MMM

Milwaukee's Veteran's Park went "wild" - Wild West, that is! It was a great festival with a great response to the Wild West Revue.

December 2002
KG & The Ranger once again take home honors from the Western Music Association. They are the 2002 International Harmony Yodeling Champions - winning this award for the second time (1999 was the first). They also were nominated by the WMA for the prestigious "Crescendo Award" which honors accomplishments in Western Music.
Visit the WMA website for more information about the WMA and the festival.

September 2002

FAMILY CD AVAILABLE
For greenhorns to geezers: Tenderfoot Melody Roundup, a collection of new and old cowboy songs for the whole family. With the help of three nieces and a nephew (the "Tenderfoot Chorale" ages 5 - 11), we have recorded 13 songs about the American cowboy and the West. From original children's songs like "I Wanna be A Cowboy", by Ranger Rick, to timeless classics like "My Home's in Montana" and "Home on the Range", KG & The Ranger's new album will appeal to listeners of all ages. Order form

Cowboy music is "family friendly" music with wholesome lyrics and a positive message for kids. KG & The Ranger have taken their Cowboy Music program to many schools, preschools and libraries across the country. This album was inspired by these experiences and by the fascination kids everywhere have for the American Cowboy.

February 2002

Meet Short-cut Curly, the eight-foot tall cowboy and the newest member of our Western show. Be sure to look for him to make an appearance at our up-coming performances - you never know when he'll show up!

Short-cut Curly
                          and twinsCircus SunsetShort-cut spins 50 ft ropeparade
                          rig
 

December 2001
This year has seen many accomplishments, including being nominated by the Academy of Western Artists for Rising Star of 2001, and also being in the top 5 finalists for the Western Music Association's new "Crescendo Award" - a fans' choice award for excellence in Western Music.

Nov. 6, 1999:
HARMONY YODELING CHAMPIONS!
KG & The Ranger are the 1999 WMA Harmony Yodeling Champions! 
www.westernmusic.org
 


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