Cactus Country was established over 25 years ago, and through the years has ma-tured into one of the most requested bands for weddings, anniversaries, conventions, corporate events & festivals. Performing country & variety music including classic country, Texas Country and todays hits, as well as classic rock, oldies, and even some Latin Hits. Their versatility can satisfy a wide range of audiences. Their resume includes over 1000 weddings in their career.
Featured in Cactus Country is one of the finest female vocalists around, Brenda Dlugosh and versatile male vocalist, Mark Odom who is also a champion guitar player, & recently won his 7th Guitar Wars of San Antonio Title! With five vocalists, their songs include the harmonies so popular in music today.
Brenda Dlugosh - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, fiddle
Mark Odom - vocals, guitars
Tony Franckowiak - vocals, pedal steel, lead guitar
Ralph Guzman - drums, percussion, vocals
John Raygosa - vocals, bass
Cactus Country typically performs for over 120 engagements per year. In addition to public events and festivals, they also perform a large number of private events. Many of these events are for weddings, corporate events and conventions. They have even performed on the Main-stage at the Texas State Fair in Dallas & Billy Bob's Texas in both 2013 and 2014. This year they will return to the State Fair of Texas on Oct 2, 2015.
Over the years Cactus Country has been featured with many Nashville stars, including Steve Wariner, Restless Heart, Clint Black, Gary Allan, Jana Kramer, Wade Bowan, Tracy Byrd, Johnny Lee, Rex Allen Jr., Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Aaron Tippin, Doug Supernaw, Perfect Stranger, Paulette Carlson, Sylvia, Moe Bandy, Chris LeDoux, LeeRoy Parnell & even the Dixie Chicks (before they were famous!).
Over their career they have been finalists in the Marlboro Country Music Talent Roundup and the Miller Battle of the Bands. In 2000, they won the local stage of the Colgate Country Music Showdown & later placed 2nd in the State. Since that contest, the Nashville office of the Showdown for 15 years regularly books the group every year to be the back-up band for state finalist contests throughout Texas.
Cactus Country is a professional, talented, polished country and variety band with many years experience in entertaining audiences and getting them to the dance floor. Check out their extensive website for sound bytes, playlists, and schedule of performances for the last few years.