Bloomfield, Nebraska- Rhythm Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Laurie’s start on the road was with the all girl band “Patches” in the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. Patches was a finalist in the Country Wrangler Showdown and represented Nebraska in Nashville in 1984. Her favorite music is well rounded from Patsy Cline to Trick Pony to Tricia Yearwood to all the favorite Classic Rock hits. Laurie loves to entertain, enjoys the people and watching them laugh and have fun – it is her passion to keep people tapping their toes, smiling and asking for more.
Beresford, South Dakota- Lead Guitar,Keyboard,Vocals
Studied music under Fred Baranyai, solo Clarinetist for the St. Louis Symphony, during High School. Graduated (Army, Navy, Marine Corp) School of Music, in Norfolk, Virginia. Served in the 282nd Army Band at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and 79th Army Band in Panama. Performed in several bands of different genres. Retired now, and lives in this area close to family/grandkids. See ya on the dance floor!
Nick (Randy) Leland
From Norfolk, Nebraska well known singer, guitar and bass player from northeast Nebraska.
Nick Leland's performing career began when he started messing around with his brother's bass guitar at the age of fourteen. His brother, who was a little older then Nick, also played the keyboards, and the two of them loved to entertain audiences wherever they might be. A year later, he was playing his first gigs with Shorty Avery and Dennis Volk, playing at local Veteran's Clubs, and at the Shady Inn, a popular nightclub five miles west of Norfolk, Nebraska. Later on in High School, Nick played with the group Fat Chance, a band he formed with his buddies. Leland, a bass player at the time, would jump at any chance to play and loved to get together and jam with fellow musicians Dan Witte, John Markland, the Buetler Boys, Greg Goodman, Mark Lambert, Randee Falter, Jim Casey and others.
From Pierce, Nebraska. Well known percussionist from northeast Nebraska.
Lynch, Nebraska – Bass Guitar and Vocals
Jan started taking lessons from a professional guitarist. So far, “he has not dismissed me,” she says, “so I must be doing something right.”
Music was not her first love, but was always a part of her life. Now Jan enjoys backing some wonderful people who keep her very busy. Her quick humor, friendly smile and contagious laugh are a joy to the crowd.
Lynch, Nebraska – Keyboard and Vocals
Elvis Presley and his guitar was a big influence in the mind of this young wannabe musician so the piano was put by the wayside in favor of a string instrument. The sixties Rock ‘n’ Roll scene found Howard performing onstage, much to his enjoyment, but even that came to an end when Uncle Sam invited him into the Vietnam conflict. Marriage, child rearing and ranching put the brakes on Howard’s music career for a while but an invitation to get involved with music once again arose, when he was able to perform with his son in a local Nebraska country dance band 20 years ago. Howard has been playing ever since and the electric keyboard has become his favorite instrument.