RANCH HOUSE FAVORITES
While contemporary country music seems to be dominated by the linedance-craze,
true Americana still exists... it's called the RANCH HOUSE FAVORITES.
Formed in 1992 and influenced by the great western swing bands of the 1940's and 1950's, this 5-piece outfit strives to achieve a sound that is at once authentic and timeless.
Over the years, it has grown to become one of the hottest European retro outfits to burn up a dance floor. So if you're in the mood for a sentimental journey to the days when legendary artists like singing cowboy Roy Rogers, hillbilly troubadours Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, father of bluegrass Bill Monroe and king of western swing Bob Wills painted the American musical landscape, it's about time you checked out this rockin' Dutch band.
All dressed up in their western-style suits with matching ten-gallon hats and razor-sharp cowboyboots, they really know how to get your place rocking with their soul-stirrin' tearjerkers, hard-boppin' breakdowns and breath-takin' harmonies.
Their '97 CD "Back to Texas and other Hillbilly Songs", containing 15 songs ranging from all-time hillbilly favorites like "Riders in the Sky" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" to originals such as title-song "Back to Texas" and bluegrass-styled "Riding Home" was very well received in the European Country & Western- and Rockabilly-scene, as was their turn-of-the-millennium X-mas album "When it's Christmas on the Range". Over the years, the Ranch House Favorites have toured a variety of countries and they have shared the stage with such famous artists as Bobby Bare, South Mountain, Dale Watson & his Lonestars, Buddy Miller and, last but not least, 'King of Honky-Tonk Swing' Hank Thompson.
Bertie van der Heijdt - Upright Bass / Vocals
Herbie Wagner - Fiddle
Ron Hokke - Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Ralf Wychgel - 5-String Banjo / Mandolin / Harmonica / Vocals
BOOKINGS: GENUINE MUSIC AGENCY Roosendaal (NL)
Tel. 0165 - 553115 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org