Home Rangers

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The Home rangers have combined their love of bluegrass music and cowboy songs. They call it "cowboy music with a bluegrass attitude." The have played several bluegrass festivals including the Walnut Valley Festival and have opened concerts for Alison Krauss, Red Steagall, Waddie Mitchell and Michael Martin Murphy.

All of the Home Rangers have been involved in music for years. They have all played in various bluegrass bands in South Central Kansas, but it is their mutual love of western music that brought them together.

Richard Crowson, who plays dobro, banjo, mandolin and guitar, grew up in Memphis, TN where he was Elvis Presley's paperboy. His cowboy singing was featured on the highly acclaimed "Home On The Range" album, produced by Kansas musician, Kelly Werts. He also performed on the soundtrack of the TV mini-series, "The Wild West." This let to Richard singing and acting the award-winning "Music Of The Wild West" produced by John McEuen and seen on the Nashville Network. In addition to being a musician, Richard is also an award winning Political cartoonist and has published a book of some of his best work.

Stan Greer, who plays guitar, mandolin and bass with the group, is originally form southern Illinois. Stan performed for five years at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and played other gigs in the Lake Of The Ozarks area. He has played rhythm guitar for many winners of banjo and fiddle contests and has spent most of his life honing his singing skills in church and school choirs.

David Hawkins is a recent finalist in the WVF's mandolin contest and has won both the Kansas Mandolin and Banjo Championships. David plays mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. When he's not wearing his cowboy hat, he can be found in the world of corporate insurance.

The final member of Home Rangers is Andrew McCalmont. Andrew, a native Kansan, plays bass and is a gifted guitarist. Sometimes called "The Elvis of the Prairie," he can sing the cows to sleep and make the cowgirls weep with his tender vocals. When he's not roping tunes with the Rangers, Andrew is a petroleum engineer with a Wichita-based oil company.

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