Cowboy/Western Stage - Friday Aug. 18th

  • Open Range - Friday Aug. 18th

    Ric Steinke and Linda Häusler

    “Music that captures the spirit of the West”…that’s how the music of Open Range has been described. Ric Steinke & Linda Hausler weave a musical blend of tight vocal harmonies & outstanding acoustic instrumentation. They perform music from the old western standards, to swing tunes of the 40’s, to western music being written today, including their own original compositions. Ric & Linda get their musical inspiration from the wide open spaces of Montana where they live in the Shields River Valley near Livingston, MT.  They perform as a duo, trio, or a full western swing band. 

  • Pegie Douglas - Friday Aug. 18th

    Pegie Douglas’ roots are on the prairie near Faith, South Dakota. She retired as a Special Education Teacher after 20 years. Before retiring, she enjoyed singing and creating original songs. She discovered South Dakota's first poet laureate, Badger Clark, while visiting the area. Since 2007, Pegie has set fourteen of his poems to music.

    She has enjoyed living in the Black Hills from May to October since 2009 and performing these songs throughout South Dakota and other parts of the West. She also gives tours of the Badger Clark cabin in Custer State Park. In 2012, Pegie created the show: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BADGER CLARK to be performed at the Tatanka Barn Theater at Custer State Park.

    This hour long show features stories about Badger Clark's life and his poetry set to music. She is a scholar and participant with the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. She now devotes her life to music and sharing it with others. 

  • Ted & Lisa Emmons - Friday Aug. 18th

    Ted was raised on a farm in rural southern Missouri. After serving in the Marine Corps he was a regular on Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry and the Ozark Country Jubilee. Ted has opened for many country stars including Marty Robbins, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, David Frizzell, Moe Bandy, Louise Mandrell, Gary Morris, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Bruce, Mickey Gilley, Mel Tillis, the Kendalls, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band!

    Lisa began singing with her dad on their Iowa farm. She toured the Midwest with Dale Evans Rogers. She has devoted her life to teaching the last 30 years in Wyoming. She loves riding horses in the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills.

    Ted & Lisa Emmons now ranch in Gillette, Wyoming. They have sung of the mountains and blue skies together for the last 8 years as cowboy and cowgirl entertainers for the Big Cedar and Dogwood Canyon Resorts in Branson, Missouri where they specialized in campfire and Chuckwagon dinners.

    Ted & Lisa were married in true cowboy fashion at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada!