What People Are Saying About KG
"They sing with charm and style, they
choose great material with unerring taste...Their growing and
success is well deserved." ~ Ranger Doug,
In The Sky
"Highly entertaining and professional - a
to our festival"
D.A. Calloway, Entertainment
director, Silver Dollar City, Branson MO.
"Thanks a million for doing such a nice
job on my songs
. . . Ranger Rick has a real cowboy voice"
Patsy Montana, "America's
"Songs that will get you toe-tapping and
pick up your
The Country Today - Eau
"Images of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans come
The Wisconsin State Journal
- Madison Wisconsin
"Most (of the audience) came to the
concert not knowing
what to expect, but they left as fans."
Pat Thom, Janesville WI.
Parks and Recreation Dept.
"Thanks for the wonderful entertainment .
. . you were
truly the highlight of the day."
Crestwood Elementary School
PTO - Madison, Wisconsin
"I just relived my childhood - going to
at the Saturday matinees every week!"
Resident at a seniors'
"Cowboy music makes us strong and
from a 4 1/2 year old fan
Excerpts from letters . . .
From Steve Downes, Music Coordinator of the Canyon Country
Festival, Cedar City, Utah:
"Thank you for being such a big part of the Canyon Country Western
Arts Festival and for the great contribution you made and your
to go above and beyond the call of duty to make it such a success. We
many comments from so many people about how the quality of the music
absolutely first class."
From Mark Allen, International Director of the Wild West
Las Vegas, Nevada:
"On behalf of the Wild West Arts Club, I would like to thank you .
. . the convention wouldn't be the same without you. You are
performers who never cease to amaze us with your versatility and class!
The Wild West Arts Club feels a special kinship to you and we would
to thank you once again for all your support and great performances
out the years."
From Jeff Menn, chairman of Wild West Days, Viroqua
"Our organization has had the pleasure of Rick Roltgen and Karen
performing at our events. In 1998 they were our opening act for our
in the Sky concert, and were a big hit with our audience. Their command
of Western music is outstanding and contributes greatly to both our Old
West and New West themes. They have done a great job of promoting the
More excerpts from letters:
"KG & The Ranger put on one heck of a show. They are just so
play great music and put on a wonderful show. Gene Autry and Jimmy Long
would be pleased to sit in on their show." Doug Watson, proprietor,
Wild West Museum, Elkhorn, WI.
"Their beautiful harmonies and toe-tapping renditions of
western tunes are real crowd pleasers. . . " Brian Downes, Buffalo Bill
Encampment coordinator, Circus World Museum Parade Grounds
"Karen and Rick are not only keeping Western music alive in
Midwest, they are also setting a standard of excellence." Dale
"Your amazing yodeling, great rope tricks and wonderful
were really a treat. I especially liked the way you engaged the
. . . and taught the kids how to spin ropes after the show. Thanks
for a great day." Andrea Pelloquin, Kids in the Crossroads
Madison Civic Center
"On behalf of the hundreds of children and parents who came
to the Crossroads
last weekend, thank you for a wonderful toe-tapping, foot-stomping,
performance. Your music was thoroughly enjoyable. Your harmonies were
You certainly engaged the audience and skillfully entertained all age
Emily Shultz, Kids in the Crossroads coordinator, Madison Civic Center
"Your performance was enthusiastically received, and we
favorable comments. Your group is polished, professional, and very
and we were thrilled to include you in the event." Tallman Arts
Rock County Historical Society
"The harmonies and yodels are wonderful." Dee
Awards and Nominations
- Outstanding Entertainer - Duo - 2010 Western Music Association
- America's Old Time Music Hall of Fame Inductee - 2011
- 1st Place Harmony Singing Contest - 2007, Western Music
- Montie Montana Award for Showmanship 2005, Wild West Arts
- International Harmony Yodeling Champions 1999, 2002, and
- Finalist/nominee Yodeler of the Year (KG), Academy of
- "Crescendo" award nominees, Western Music Association
- "Rising Star" award nominees, Academy of Western Artists
- "Western Music Duo/Group" nominees, Academy of Western
- Harmony Singing contest winners, Minnesota Bluegrass
- Talent Round-Up - 1st and 2nd place winners 1999, Patsy
- Parade award: Most Original Float, Tobacco Heritage Days