Making music together for 17 years, Open Range is the duo of Ric Steinke & Linda Hausler performing western, folk, Americana, and swing. From a listening show, to get on your feet and dance music, they'll get your toes a'tappin! They can perform as a duo, a trio, or larger WESTERN SWING BAND.
Their duo instrumentation consists of guitars, steel guitar, dobro, and mandolin, and depending on the show, Native American flute. For a larger band, you'll enjoy three part harmony, accordion, bass, and possibly fiddle and drums.
If you've ever been to Yellowstone National Park, you may have heard Ric Steinke singing the good ol' cowboy classics at the chuckwagon cookout, where he's been a solo performer for 18 years.
AWARDS: WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION WINNERS, HARMONY SINGING AWARD, AND UNITED WESTERN DANCE COUNCIL MOST DANCEABLE AWARD "BEST ORIGINAL NEW DANCE TUNE" for "Blue and Lonesome". WMA top nominee for: Best Western Duo/Band, Top Instrumentalist, Best Western Swing Album, and for Crescendo Award. Academy of Western Artists nominee for Best Western Swing Album, and Best Western Swing Song.
Open Range would be glad to perform at any size event, from a small campfire BBQ, house concert, or opening act for a large concert venue.
WE LOVE TO TRAVEL, SO PLEASE INQUIRE AND WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO!
Ric Steinke (guitars, dobro, mando, vocals),
Linda Hausler (guitar, indian flute, vocals),
Dean Anderson (accordion, vocals),
Ron Schimpf (bass),
Michael Blessing (drums),
Mark Schlenz (fiddle)