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KG and The Ranger concert set for Wednesday

KG and The Ranger perform cowboy songs from the Silver Screen Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., at the Ross Aragon Community Center in downtown Pagosa Springs.

Cowboys have always held a special place in the hearts and imagination of Americans. Music from the early cowboy movies resonates with audiences of all ages. The spirit of the music and the “cowboy way” is a passion for KG and The Ranger. Saddle up your imagination and take a ride with them in this delightful concert of Western entertainment for all ages.

Known for their championship yodeling, harmony singing, humor, trick rope spinning and professional showmanship, KG and The Ranger’swonderful harmonies and down-home humor transport you back to the days when cowboy heroes rode the silver screen.

“KG and The Ranger sing with charm and style. They yodel spectacularly and choose great material with unerring taste. Their growing and continuing success is well deserved,” says Ranger Doug of the legendary group Riders In The Sky. KG&TR are dedicated to preserving and promoting the music that came from the Silver Screen singing cowboy heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. They also write original western-theme songs and have released five albums of cowboy music. The Western Music Association named KG and The Ranger the Outstanding Entertainer Duo of 2010, and they have won numerous other awards for their performances.

KG and The Ranger

KG and The Ranger is a husband and wife duo from Madison, Wisc., consisting of Karen Gogolick and Rick Roltgen.

In a real-life cowboy and cowgirl romance story, cowboy music brought them together in 1986. Now they perform over 150 concerts a year and also lead workshops on yodeling, rope spinning, song arranging and the history of western songs.

They are award-winning singers and harmony yodeling champions. The added treat of Ranger Rick’s fascinating trick rope spinning is reminiscent of Will Rogers.

And the duo’s colorful western costumes bring back fond memories of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Join us when cowboy heroes and the Old West come back to life —when KG and The Ranger take the stage in Pagosa, the last bastion of the Old West.

Advance tickets, for $10, are on sale at the Ross Aragon Community Center, Higher Grounds and Boulder Coffee. Tickets at the door are $12. Young people 18 and under admitted free. The Ross Aragon Community Center, located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. For further information, call the community center at 264-4152.

The KG and The Ranger concert is a benefit in support of the Ross Aragon Community Center. The Ross Aragon Community Center operates as a nonprofit through the Pagosa Springs Facilities Coalition, and benefits the community by creating, coordinating and providing space for social, athletic, fine arts, performing arts, cultural, educational, business and faith-based activities.

This concert is produced by Elation Center for the Arts and is sponsored by The Pagosa Springs SUN. Sound and lighting by Carl Mori.

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