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Western Underground

western-underground.jpgIn the late 1980s, former world champion bareback rider, turned country singer, Chris LeDoux, was preparing to throw everything into a music career, which had long played a distant second to his love of rodeo, and those bareback horses. His search for a full time touring band that could help to create his new musical vision, produced a unique group of talented musicians, which he named WESTERN UNDERGROUND. Over the next 16 years they became the sound, and the drive, behind Chris's famed rodeo rock and roll, and they remained with him until his death in March 2005. After countless conversations, e-mails, and phone calls from fans across the country, the band decided to put together a show that would carry on the musical spirit of their mentor, and friend, and honor a great American icon. The members of WESTERN UNDERGROUND are Ned Ledoux, and KW Turnbow on drums, Bobby Jensen, keyboards, Mark Sissel, guitar, and Lyle (Pops) Evans on bass. There is one new addition to the band. Lane Turner, a former Warner Bros Artist, signed on near the end of 2010 to replace long time friend and WU vocalist since late 2005, Dustin Evans. The show is full of the energetic music of Chris LeDoux, and new music from WESTERN UNDERGROUND. "After sixteen years, the loyal fans have become like family", said Sissel, "And we felt like we should be out there with our family. Chris always said that the band should try and become independent so that when he retired we could go on. Now we want to carry the flag, and uphold the values that Chris so unassumingly represented, while developing our own identity. There were so many good times, and so much great music, running down the road with Chris. Now, as Dustin Evans sings in one of his own songs, it’s time to look to, “The Good ol’ Days to Come”

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