MP3 The Lost Canyon Rangers - COUNTRY: Western
The Lost Canyon Rangers will definitely knock your boots off and send your hats flying into the creek. With their charm, wit, infectious laughter & superb "cowboy" harmonies, they are undoubtedly "headed right to the top".
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COUNTRY: Western, COUNTRY: Traditional Country
THE LOST CANYON RANGERS… are blessed and honored to be the recipients of the 2005 Will Rogers “Rising Star” Award!! In 2005 alone, they received 13 separate award nominations by the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists, with two resulting in the “Top 10” & two more in the “Top 5” categories! The Rangers have been featured on local television news programs, have performed live on the radio, and their music receives much air play on radio stations world wide, as well as broadcasts via internet radio. They have been listed in Cowboys & Indians, American Cowboy, Classic Images & Rope Burns magazines on several occasions, and have often had articles posted about them in the Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Sacramento Bee, The Signal and several other newspapers. They have a traditional cowboy western album out simply called “The Lost Canyon Rangers”, and have a preview western gospel album called “Carry On” which is dedicated to their beloved Wesley Tuttle. The full album will be available in a few weeks, followed by another western cowboy album in July or August of 2006. They have delighted audiences all over the country and have been asked to return to many cowboy poetry festivals, playhouses, cowboy churches, museums, concerts and Disney Studio recording sessions. They pride themselves on being a part of the LA County student classrooms, teaching music, poetry, trick roping & cowboy history. For a complete list of their performances please find their “Paths Previously Traveled” on their website at https://www.tradebit.com. There you will see a “Press Kit” and an abundance of other information. “The Rangers” thank every one of you for your continued support!!
With a love and passion for Western music and “The Cowboy Way,” The Lost Canyon Rangers were formed in 2002. Their "pard-nership" includes their fearless leader, Skeeter Mann (lead vocals, guitar & banjo), the "Sweetheart of the West", "Miss Lindalee" (harmony, duet, lead vocals & spoons) and their incredible instrumentalist, Howard Yearwood (lead guitar, dobro, mandolin & harmony vocals). The angelic and melodic voice of “Miss Lindalee” combined with the dynamic yet dreamy voice of “Skeeter Mann” & the charm & musical brilliance of “Howard Yearwood”, simply causes an almost hypnotic effect on their audience! Their three octave ranges and harmonies are enticing and powerful. Add to it the finely tuned instrumentals performed by Skeeter Mann and the extremely talented Howard Yearwood, and it becomes a fun filled, nostalgic, western journey that you will not want to miss! Each has decades of experience in several facets of the entertainment & music genres, but their hearts belong to the traditional and contemporary music of the cowboy!! Today you will find The Lost Canyon Rangers at the pulse of western music, performing as a duet, trio or quartette & sharing their gift of music throughout the world. They will transport you to the days of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gene Autry & Hopalong Cassidy, and then magically bring you into to the life of the modern day cowboy. Tapping feet, clapping hands, & big-ol’, toothy grins abound while “The Rangers” engage their audience.
Skeeter Mann is a cowboy through & through. He grew up on a farm in the southern tip of Illinois in a little town called Odin. He worked for Houchie Lewis Ranch in Salem, Illinois as a wrangler/waddie in the 70’s, where he rounded up 2 year old colts and green broke them to be sold at auction or to folks coming out to the ranch to buy horses. He was also a part time jockey and represented the Lewis Ranch for many races at the fairgrounds in Salem. After moving to Southern California he worked for Johnny Carpenter at his “Heaven On Earth Ranch” in Lake View Terrace, California. There he lead many trail rides and assisted children and ‘dudes’ with the horses. Because Johnny Carpenter was a movie director, Skeeter also spent time riding in movies and doing horse stunts.
Using the nickname his grandmother gave him as a child, “Skeeter’s” musical career has run the entire spectrum of entertainment. He began at the age of ten playing the Carter Families “Wildwood Flower” on guitar at his local one room school house in Southern Illinois. Many throughout the town listened and loved his music. After moving to the California desert, Skeeter’s love for music and entertaining got him involved in many school plays and talent shows. In high school he added the drums to his instruments and played in the school band. He also sang baritone with the glee club. In his sophomore year he joined the famous touring singing group “Up With People” and traveled throughout the Western United States. He had the opportunity to perform for Pope John XXIII, Ronald Regan and John Kennedy. After a hitch in the Marines, Skeeter also decided to try his hand in the movie business working as extra and a stuntman in such features as “Billy Jack” (Tom Laughlin), “Pat Garret and Billy The Kid” (James Colburn & Kris Kristofferson), “Big Bad Mama” (William Shatner & Angie Dickinson) and the most famous movie we all know and love, “Paint Your Wagon”! He then worked for 15 years as rhythm guitarist and back-up singer for the late, great Tex Williams. After Tex passed on, Skeeter fronted his own band “White Horse” which was very successful on the west coast for several years.
For several years now Skeeter Mann has been hosting and producing a nationally syndicated radio show know as “Country Music Then & Now”. This show has been broadcasted worldwide and has been heard on KCLA and over the internet at https://www.tradebit.com. Now, as lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and banjo player for “The Lost Canyon Rangers,” Skeeter has found the niche he’s been searching for all his life.
“Miss Lindalee” Green was born in Hollywood, CA, and is a second generation native of California. A cowgirl at heart, one of her first jobs was at the local stables in Chatsworth, brushing down horses and sweeping out stalls. The trade was simple… she got to be around her precious four legged friends. She grew up around many of our well known and deeply loved tinsel town cowboys. Her grandfather, Charlie Woeckener, was one of William “Hoppy” & Grace Boyd’s preferred drivers and her step father, Fred Palmer, rode many a trail through the Santa Susanna Mountains in Chatsworth, CA, with many great cowboys, including Roy Rogers and Montie Montana. In fact, her very first horse, a Palomino of 17 hands, was named after our beloved Trigger.
A former “Miss Venice” & active SAG member, “Miss Lindalee”, has spent many years working in front of and behind the camera on commercials, movies, multi-media & photo shoots. She was nick-named the “Butterfly Lady” by Mattel film crews, because of her uncanny ability to set a butterfly onto the finger of a child, so it could be filmed. She has recently become the co-hosting with Skeeter Mann on his fabulous radio show, "Country Music Then & Now", which has been broadcasted all over the world. She has loved the “bright lights and applause” since she bounced on “Uncle Leslie” Martinson’s knee as an infant, and has been singing since she was 3… but it wasn’t until she united with “The Lost Canyon Rangers”, that her life became completely balanced and genuinely blessed! Sharing the gift of music and making people smile is what she and The Rangers are truly all about! “If for only a moment you can loose yourself in the serenity & magic of any one of God’s miraculous melodies… then my job has been done” she says.
Howard Yearwood is the most recent member of the Lost Canyon Rangers. He has been blessed with the genius of music from birth & is a highly sought after musician from Los Angeles, CA to Nashville, TN. Howard has performed with some of the greats, such as Vince Gill, John Forgerty, Bill Monroe and has opened for Rick Nelson, Johnny Lee, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Allison Krause, etc. (the actual list is too numerous to mention). He is a Fingerstyle & Flatpick guitar expert, and plays numerous others instruments including mandolin, banjo, bass, dobro & keyboard. From his boots to the tip of his hat, he has the ability to transform simple sounds into musical perfection. We are very grateful to have his gift and presence and are honored to have him producing our cowboy western & gospel albums.
Both Lindalee Green & Skeeter Mann are active members of the Western Music Association. Skeeter is the President of the California Chapter and Miss Lindalee Green is Secretary to the California Chapter and a member of the WMA National Board. They are also member of the Academy of Western Artists and the CCMA.