Bar D Wranglers

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The Bar D Wranglers are a stage performance quartet presenting a blend of Western music, cowboy poetry, and rollicking Western humor. They are based at their chuckwagon-style restaurant near Durango, Colorado, and perform there and at mostly regional venues. They have performed internationally in Japan.

History[edit]

The group formed in 1969 in conjunction with the Bar D Chuckwagon, their outdoor restaurant near Durango. The restaurant has been open every summer evening since then. The Wranglers have entertained over 2.5 million people there and on countless stages around the U.S. The band members have changed over the years, with many performers spending decades with the group. One of the current members, Gary Cook, has been with the group since 1989. He has twice been named the national flatpicking champion guitar player.[1][2]

Performances[edit]

The Wranglers traditionally present a well-received cowboy Christmas show at venues in Colorado and neighboring states.[3] They are traditionally well received at selective art-friendly venues in Sedona, Arizona and the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. In 2008, they played to an audience of 35,000 at a cherry blossom festival near Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. After the festival, they gave intimate living room concerts for pilots and their families from the USS Kitty Hawk.[4][5][6]

The Bar D Wranglers have recorded six CDs and two DVDs.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chuckwagon Dinners and Shows". ColoradoInfo. Colorado Activities Center. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  2. ^ "The Bar D Wranglers". bardwranglers.com. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee". Durango Colorado. Durango Area Tourism Office. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Blazin' M Welcomes Bar D Wranglers". The Sedona Eye. Sedona, Arizona. 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Bar-D Wranglers". Walnut Valley Festival Website. Walnut Valley Festival. Archived from the original on 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  6. ^ Goebel, Leanne (2008-06-06). "Konnichihua: Bar D Wranglers play Japan". The Durango Herald. Durango, Colorado. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  7. ^ "Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers". Retrieved 2015-01-24. List of Wrangler CDs and DVDs