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Rich ‘n Friends Forever Together Band

Genres: Original Christian songs (country/southern gospel) written by Rich and/or Joanie, Classic old hymns, traditional Christian songs, and plantation songs from an era gone by.
Specialty: Sharing God’s Love through Word and Song Website: JesusCrossMyHeart.org
Website: JesusCrossMyHeart.org
Bookings/Contact: Jesuscrossmyheart@yahoo.com, (573) 220-8782, Rich; (618) 691-8348, Joanie

rich and friendsrich ‘n friends … wealthy in friendships

FOREVER TOGETHER …. we are all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and we will spend eternity forever together in heaven.

Band …. not like a band with instruments, rather like a band of brothers standing for the same purpose … to bring others into His family.

Mission Statement: Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Joanie and Richard are from Tok, Alaska and Shane is a Missouri man. We started ‘making a joyful noise’ together in 2007 and go wherever the Lord opens a door. We love to sing for our Veterans to give a little something back to the proud men and women who have given so much for our freedom. We have crisscrossed America singing and sharing the Gospel at Veterans homes and hospitals. We also love to sing and present God’s Holy Word at Nursing homes… sharing the Love of God with our Senior Citizens puts a smile on our hearts. We’ve also been blessed to preach through our music at churches from Alaska to Florida! We look forward to sharing God’s Love this winter with established churches and the RV Park Chaplains here in the Rio Grande Valley. We will be here until March 2021 unless God calls us home before then!

Shane, our oldest son isn’t always with us as he is still in the ‘working class’ …. not retired like Joanie and Rich. When Shane isn’t with us, we just go by…. Rich and Joanie Ware.


What a joy …. this will be our second year as ‘Wintertainers’ in the Rio Grande Valley and we look forward to a busy year sharing the Good News with everyone.

Home Church: Chapel of the North, Tok, Alaska 99780 Pastor Terry Brigner

The Castaway

Genres: Rock/Island Music, 50’s, 60’s and Country
Website: http://www.the-castaway.com/
Tour Dates: http://www.the-castaway.com/event_calendar/
Videos: http://www.the-castaway.com/videos/
Booking: (218) 841-4863 or crasswelldennis@gmail.com

Castaway Dennis IMG 0849The Castaway is Dennis Craswell, an Original Castaway, known for being a million-dollar seller of the famous song “Liar, Liar.” He currently plays solo with occasional guests. He plays in Minnesota during the summer and most of his winter is spent playing on South Padre Island and all around the Rio Grande Valley. He and Rich are currently regulars on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Laguna Bob.

Dennis is a former member of the bands The Castaways and Crow. He has six Rock ‘N Roll and Country Hall of Fame awards. The Castaway was named Best Novelty of Comedy Act of the Year in the 2020 Valley Star Awards (voted on by Winter Texans). Dennis plays keyboards, drums, stee drum, harmonica, and vocals. He has recorded two top billboard hits. He has played at venues that included Sonny & Cher and the Beach boys, among others.

Jason Whorlow: The Piano Man

Genres: All
Specialty: Taking requests and crowd interaction
Website: www.whorlowentertainment.com
Tour Dates: Check website
Videos: View website
Booking Information: (515) 460-5862

Jason WhorlowJason Whorlow is entering his fifth year entertaining Winter Texans. He has been nominated and won several awards during this time. As well as becoming in high demand for his extremely versatile, unique and interactive show. Jason has had crowds of 400+ singing along to Sweet Caroline with their hands raised high in the air and couples dancing emotionally to "I can't help falling in love" and "Unchained Melody."

Winter Texans have enjoyed his energetic performances of Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel and Elton John as well. He enjoys just as much playing to a laid-back island crowd with songs from Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Otis Redding, Jimmy Buffet and so many more. Jason prides himself on his ability to effortlessly enjoy each and every performance on account of the passion and drive he has to be living out his dream as an entertainer.

Once again, this year, Jason will be featuring his young daughters at certain shows with songs from "The Greatest Showman," Alison Krauss, Linda Ronstadt, Anne Murray, Dolly Parton and more.

Jason will be performing at over 40 venues this season and you can experience this one-of-a-kind show by emailing Jason at jasonwhorlow@gmail.com or finding one of his printed flyers around the island and the Valley.

You can also experience Jason on his website: WHORLOWENTERTAINMENT.com and explore more videos and pictures on his social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WeddingWire.

Bobbi and Punch

Genre: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, gospel and music of today
Specialty: Vocals, comedy, live instrumentation
Website: https://thepunches.org
Tour Dates: https://thepunches.org/tour
Booking: Bruce at (573) 944-0032

Bobbi and PunchBobbi & Punch are an energetic duo that perform a variety of hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s as well as gospel and current music of the day. Everything from CCR and Martina McBride to Bob Seger and Alabama is included in their show and features dynamic vocals, live instrumentation, and comedy in a terrific show with a down-home feel.

Bobette grew up singing and playing bass and guitar in a family band, while Bruce has performed all over the country playing fiddle, guitar, and mandolin in many bands over the years. They have been married since 1995 and make their home in the Missouri Ozarks where music abounds. Come check’em out!

Midnight Mustang Band

Genres: Country, Classic Rock & Roll, Blues
Facebook Page: The Midnight Mustang Band
Booking Info: Don McClain (956) 533-2257

MidnightThe Midnight Mustang Band is a very unique and talented group of musicians from The Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and is considered by many to be one of the finest new bands in South Texas.

Band members: Lars (Bass guitar; Vocals), Don (Rhythm guitar; Lead Vocals), Kim (Drums) and Rob (Lead Guitar). All have had years of experience playing and performing, mostly for Winter Texan events.

"We love to entertain our Winter Texan friends", said Don McClain, and we are here to do our very best for them".

For booking information, please call McClain at (956) 533-2257.

Mountain Highway

Genres: Bluegrass, light country, danceable bluegrass, and gospel music
Specialty: Banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and tight blood harmony!
Website: https://mountainhighway.com
Tour Dates: https://mountainhighway.com/tour
Videos: https://mountainhighway.com/videos
Music: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mountain.Highway/videos/

Mountain Highway 500With a style all their own, Mountain Highway puts a fresh spin on songs once made famous by icons like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and The Carter Family. Four sibling singers play banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, while their dad plays upright bass. They’re often heralded for their solid picking and tight family harmony.

After seeing them perform in Nashville, Debra Jean Wagoner said, “I had chill bumps. Their music transported me back to the days when my father Porter Wagoner took me to hear bluegrass at the Ryman Auditorium.”

Bluegrass icon Jamie Dailey said, “When I heard angelic voices singing harmony to one another from a group called Mountain Highway, I was stunned! I’m a harmony buff and love hearing it done purely.”

Mountain Highway hails from Lynchburg, Virginia, but travels each week to perform about a hundred times a year at popular music venues, festivals, fairs, and churches in several states. A few of their notable appearances have been at: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival (NC), HoustonFest/Galax (VA), Jerusalem Ridge Celebration (KY), North Barton Grange Bluegrass Festival (NY), Rue Farms Concert Series (OH), and Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival (PA).

For booking contact: booking@mountainhighway.com or call (434) 248-0298

Bottomline Band

Genres: Country (new, old, classic), Rock, Disco, Pop, Funk, Tejano, Dance, Waltz's, Polkas, Line dances, etc..
Specialty: Playing what the crowd wants to hear!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bottomlinergv/
Tour Dates: Check our Facebook
Videos: Check our Facebook
Music: Check our Facebook

Bottomline BandBottomline Band is a Country/Variety band from South Texas, playing together since they were kids. All members have their specialty instrument and also use their vocal talents. Band members include Chris Marshall, guitar; James DeBarry, fiddle; Jay Alvarado, bass; Steve Molina, Keyboard; and Peter Shotts on the drums.

You can find Bottomline Band in parks throughout the season and special events such as Party on the Boulevard.

Contact Info: Please contact Peter Shotts for bookings at 956-720-1606 or email to
thebottomlineband@gmail.com

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Genres: Jazz, 20s to today
Specialty: Guitar, Vocal, Charm
Website: www.vintagejazzduo.com
Tour Dates: http://sundaeandmrgoessl.com/calendar-1?view=calendar&month=02-2019
Videos: www.youtube.com/sundaeandmrgoessl
Music: http://sundaeandmrgoessl.com/listen

Sundae goesslSundae + Mr. Goessl features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss (Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year, two-time Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess) and Seattle's most versatile virtuoso guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming husband/wife duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious chops in their act. Awarded Best Jazz Act of 2017 from Seattle Weekly, this industrious couple has produced 5 albums since their inception in 2014 and enjoys "living the dream" as full-time musicians performing 300+ shows per year! Bringing back the sounds from a by-gone era and spreading the joy of jazz like Johnny Appleseed, this act an be described in a single word: delightful.

This duo features award-winning talent in their unique and charming act playing "Toe-tappin' tunes from the 20's to today"! Sundae recently received Vocalist of the Year AND was crowned Seattle's Vocal Jazz Princess (twice) but her "comedy" (uh...if you can call it that) has NOT received any awards. Backed up by virtuoso guitarist, Mr. Goessl, this couple has been on an open-ended tour since purchasing their RV in August 2018 -- and now the "Home Sweet Mobile Home Tour" comes to Southern Texas. Please enjoy this joyous act while they are in town! 

Contact Info:
vintagejazzduo@gmail.com
206-234-2690

Dave and Daphne

Genres: Country, Yodel
Specialty: Guitar and Vocals
Website: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/
Tour Dates: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/upcoming-shows
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+and+daphne
Music: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/music

Dave and DaphneDave Salyer has toured the world with Barbara Mandrell, performed for presidents at the White House and appeared on countless TV shows.

Roy Clark proclaimed Dave as one of the most fabulous guitarists on the planet and I quote, “I can't believe this guy; If I could get my hands on him, I'd kill him!!" Barbara Mandrell simply states, "Dave Salyer is the best guitarist I've ever had.”

Dave credits his uncles—(Bluegrass Legends and Grand Ole Opry Members) Jim & Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, for his love of music and musical ability and talents.

Currently, Dave performs specific show dates with his uncle Jesse at The Grand Ole Opry. His solo repertoire ranges from “Orange Blossom Special” to “The Flight of the BumbleBee” and from “Wildwood Flower” to “The William Tell Overture”. He is also an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and humorist!! But most of all, Dave is just a regular guy with a God-given talent to touch people with his music!

Daphne Anderson is a beautiful female vocalist born and raised in Albany, Georgia. While attending college, she performed in pageants, talent contests, and churches.

She has toured with some of the greatest Southern Gospel Music Groups of all time!---The Bill Gaither Group, The Florida Boys, The Cathedrals, Rex Nelon, The Hinsons, and many others. The Southern Gospel Music Association voted her their Female Vocalist of the Year! It was during that time she made a BIG decision.

Shortly after graduating from Georgia Southwestern University, she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a career in music. Daphne is best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline!

The crowds have absolutely fallen in love with her! She's gorgeous, quick witted, and super talented! Her recently recorded CD "One Of These Days" has been met with rave reviews across the U.S. and Canada. Her impressions of country music legends, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and the aforementioned Patsy Cline are phenomenal!! Add to that the ability to yodel out the Patsy Montana classic, "Cowboy's Sweetheart", captivate you with the smash hit from the movie "Titanic",--My Heart Will Go On", and bless you with a gospel classic, "The Lord’s Prayer", and you're just beginning to scratch the surface of her diverse talent.

Contact Info: 615-400-4939, oprywest@comcast.net

Williamson Branch

Genres: Country, Gospel
Specialty: Gospel, Country, Bluegrass, Clog Dancing
Website: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/home
Tour Dates: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/tour
Videos: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/video
Music: https://youtu.be/VxSWpDBNQuw

WilliamBranchNashville based, Williamson Branch, is a high energy, high steppin’ show that features a fine-tuned variety of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter. In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine to the Mexican border have thrilled to the soaring vocal harmonies and sparkling personalities of Williamson Branch!

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