Some of the Country Musicians available directly from Crazy Wolf Entertainment
W E L C O M E THE CARL RICHARDS BAND has everything to fit your needs and budget, and we offer many different packages
We are open for Private Parties, Weddings, Pig Roasts, Fairs, Jamborees, Fund Raisers, and Sit down Shows with Singers and Dancers..And Dance Instructors...
We play a variety of music, Cover tunes & Originals, country, old rock & roll, and even a touch of blues Check out our partial song list !
If singer/songwriters possess a singular focus on expressing their innermost heart and soul with complete sincerity, then Oregon-based Jake Payne could be their spokesman.Originally a bassist, Payne has turned to an acoustic guitar and a small vintage suitcase crammed with crumbled papers whose surfaces are scrawled with lyrics reflecting his experience with dusty one-road towns, broken relationships, heartache and joy, and drunken frustration. Paynes credentials are the real deal having spent almost 3 years playing professionally in the roots music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. While playing with Traditional Country sweetheart Pauline Reese and with his own band Dixie Creek, Payne has shared the stage or opened for the likes of over two dozen country and Texas music luminaries including Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Tommy Alverson, Kevin Fowler, Johnny Lee, The Bellamy Brothers, the late Chris LeDoux, Pat Green, Mike Blakely, Freddy Powers, Rusty Wier, The Derailers, Texas Renegade, Hayes Carll, Paula Nelson and Monte Montgomery. In additon to these musical opportunities, Payne's time in the Lonestar State allowed him the opportunity to expand his knowledge of the music business, develop industry relationships and sharpen his musical craft. In the end, however, Payne and multi-instrumentalist Scott Eastburn, decided to pack it up and head back to Oregon. Paynes music is powerfully simple in its colors, tones and emotions. Convenient classification of Americana/Roots Music aside, Paynes music knows no boundaries and he does not dedicate his craft to any particular people, social class, or agenda. During his first stay in Texas, Payne experienced a visit which only served to encourage his musical motivations. He was visiting with Merle Haggard in the country music legend's tour bus. Haggard was asked what kind of advice he had for aspiring musicians. "Haggard looked me in the eye and said "If you love what you are doing then dont ever stop" With that kind of affirmation, Jake Payne will answer the call in his heart and soul and you can rest assured it will be the real deal.
We are a high energy 5 member band that plays primarily country music but with our rock roots our band is versatile enough to also play some good ol’ Southern Rock and amaze you with our 4 part harmony. Any good country band can take the stage and play some music but our band, THE MICHAEL PAUL BAND, likes to take the stage and entertain YOU and involve YOU in our show! We aren't just a cover band, in addition to singing songs by Hit Country Artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, George Strait and many others, you will be delighted to hear us perform and sing to Michael Paul originals that every audience member can relate to in one way or another. We aim to have you up on your feet dancing and surprise you with our acapella songs too! Some of our clients have included: 6 Flags Great America, Contra Costa County Fair, The Walnut Festival, The Bass Festival, and many local clubs. The MPB has played with or opened for bands well known in the Bay Area such as 38 Special, Tower Of Power, Elvin Bishop, Cold Blood, Van Morrison, and Steve Miller (to name a few).
Latest cd "HonkyTonk Mood"/produced by John Carter Cash.Can be heard at .Real country/opened for Alabama,Reba,Blake Shelton,Tracy Byrd,Exct.. Devin is a native Oklahoman, born and bred. He was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in the Guthrie and Edmond area. Devin grew up with a father in the music business. After graduating from Edmond High School, Devin decided to make his passion his life and be a full-time musician. He began traveling across the country to perform at parties, clubs, state fairs and rodeos.
In the mid-nineties, Devin's hard work started to pay off. In 1994, while performing at the Wild Horse Saloon in downtown Nashville, he won first place in a pro-am contest. More contests and awards followed. Soon Devin hired a band and the demand only increased. Plenty of time on the road eventually led to Devin purchasing a tour bus.
Nashville was not done blessing Devin and his career. While visiting Nashville in 2002, one of Johnny Cash’s reps approached Devin and asked him for a demo CD. A few years later, the same rep called Devin with some great news. John Carter Cash, son of the legendary Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, wanted to produce Devin’s CD.
Devin headed down to the Cash Cabin Studio in Nashville. With the help of John Carter Cash and the crew, Devin’s songs were narrowed down to a list of eleven. And there was another surprise. John Carter Cash asked Devin to record a twelfth song written by Johnny Cash himself. The song was “Lady,” written by Cash for his wife, June Carter. It had never been recorded by anyone other than Johnny Cash himself.
The music on the CD was played by very well known session players. Robby Turner played steel and dobro for the late Waylon Jennings. Jaime Hartford, the son of the late John Hartford, played lead and rhythm guitar on the movie “Walk the Line.” Rick Lonow played on Alan Jackson’s recordings. Tony Harrell plays on most recordings of Nashville’s top charted artists. John Carter’s wife, Laura Cash, played with the Carter Family. Dave Roe played with artists such as Keith Whitley, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood. Harry Stinson is Marty Stewart’s drummer and back-up vocalist. All of these musicians played along with Devin on the CD.
Over the years, Devin has played a variety of events and venues. He has been the opening act for...
Blake Shelton Tracy Byrd Blackhawk Alabama Doug Stone Chely Wright Reba Tracy Lawrence Mark Chestnut David Allen Coe ... and many other entertainers. Devin even appeared in Toby Keith's 1993 video, "A Little Less Talk, A Lot More Action."
Devin is very appreciative of the gift God gave him and the people who have helped along the way. Devin said, “I wish to thank everyone who endures with me the ups and downs of my career. From the day I was born with the gift of breath to give back through songs, even past the day I stop breathing, I owe more than just myself.”
Rodeo House Band
We pride ourselves for being known as a band that plays "real" country music. The kind of music you can grab your partner, hold em tight and dance the way God intended us to. Good ol' belly rubbin' music. Boot scootin', beer drinking, dancehall music.
If someone asks us to describe our music, we would have to say it's a cross between Bob Wills, Ray Price, Merle Haggard and Johnny Bush with just a splash of modern stuff like Joe Nichols, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, and a hint of Texas Music. Then we have a little bit of the in between stuff like Jimmy Buffet, the Bellamy Brothers and the Eagles.
Everyone in this band has what it takes to play with the big boys. We're a group of good ol' family and God loving, country boys with a common interest. We all love that good old country music. God and family come first. We work hard during the week and play music when we can to entertain our fans.
West Of Nowhere
If you’ve recently ridden Conneaut Lake’s stern-wheeler, the Barbara J., then you’ve heard Ridin’ the Barbara J. as she leaves her dock. This song, written by Dennis McCurdy and performed by the Lonesome No More Band, illustrates the way these guys take in the world around them and hand it back in song.
The Lonesome No More Band is Dennis McCurdy, Mike Stowe, Mark Muretisch and Hank Sobah, all accomplished singers/ songwriters. Coming from diverse backgrounds, we find common ground and respect for stylistic differences, allowing us to complement one another as we venture out from a base of old timey, bluegrassy, folksy, down home music.
All members of the Lonesome No More Band are independent singers/songwriters. They incorporate what they observe of the world with their life memories and events around them to craft their folk-styled songs. Their music is reminiscent, touching, honest, humorous and reflective of their life experiences.
On one of his birthdays Dennis sipped bourbon whiskey out of an old bottle of Vick's Formula 44 with blues singer Big Jack Johnson. He knew then that he was ready to return to performing live. In a little over a year, with the help of his friends Michael Stowe, Mark Muretisch, and Hank Sobah The band has opened for Phil Lee (who promises to play his version of Highway 61 in Nashville for him some day), and for the Outlaw legend Billy Joe Shaver.
All the other band members, Mike Stowe from North Carolina, Mark Muretisch from Pittsburgh and Hank Sobah from Detroit, have played a variety of styles and instruments, since their early teen years. Mike and Dennis both come from a traditional old-time country background although they spent many of their teen years immersed in the British Invasion and rock music of their time. Mike, guitar and harmony vocals, has been classically trained in voice and spent some time in musical theatre. Mark, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, comes to the band from a predominantly pop tradition and expands into contemporary Christian music. Hank was a real live Motor City rock and roller/bluesman and classically trained music major before his reformation, when he put away his keyboard and picked up a fiddle to embrace bluegrass.
The Lonesome No More Band has come together blending style, instruments, and voices in this harmony-driven collection. We invite you to take some time and preview some of our selections and consider us for your venue or events.
Wild Bill Cody Band
Lonesome Traveler Bluegrass Band
Rodeo House Band
Branded is a five piece high energy country oriented band based in the deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. The band pulls influences from all facets of music, including traditional and contemporary country, rock, southern rock and blues, as well as popular music spanning more than four decades. From George Strait to the Temptations, Branded covers a broad spectrum of popular music.
Jordan Carter and the real deal band would like to offer their talent to your attention.
North American Country Music Association awards (Jordan Carter) has won 12 awards in 07 and 08 Including male country entertainer and vocalist of the year 07 & 08 Nashville recording artist – songwriter of the year- album of the year Jordan’s high energy on stage brings unexpected surprises to his shows
Jordan has shared the stage with stars like Marty Steward, Confederate Railroad, Jamie O’Neal, Jim Tittle, Legends WC Holland (Johnny Cash’s drummer 40 yrs), Carl Mann, Raymond Anthony
(few of the places they played last year) Rose bud theater (Effingham) TBA 08 Illinois State Fair (booked again for 08) Mississippi State University (booked again for 08) Pardon Johnny Cash Festival (booked again for 08) King City Country Music Festival TBA 08 Parsons World Music Festival (booked again 08) Little Nashville Opry (booked again for 08) Bement Opry (booked again for 08) sold out McLeans Opry (booked again for 08) sold out Boot hill Opry booked 08 Big River Opry Headliner of concerts below Indianapolis – Danville - Brazil, In. - Mt Vernon, Il. – Horse Creek Music Festival
Benefits and charities for Reilly Children Hospital, American Red Cross, St Jude Carl Perkins home for abused children total last year raising over $100M total
Re Max - Macy’s - Nestle/Purina - State Farm - Budweiser Series Crossroads Hospital - AG Edwards - Pizza Hut - Splash Designs LNJ Distribution - Amoco Transmissions
He’s Locked, Loaded and ready to light up the stage
References and play list available upon request
Although born in the heartland of America in Minnesota, Cooper has spent the last 15 years living and working between his farm in Pennsylvania and NYC. But you wouldn’t know it listening to him lay down tracks for his new album Midnight Drive. Cooper is living testimony that country is a place in the heart, not a place on the map. So how, among the concrete and noise of the New York City streets, did he find his way to country music?
At a very young age Cooper had a calling but it wasn’t music. He wanted to help people through their darkest hours and found that purpose as a therapist. After receiving his doctorate degree in clinical psychology, he left his home in the heartland and moved to where many would consider the Mecca of psychotherapy – New York City. During his career, he has helped hundreds of families deal with addiction, trauma, obesity and illnesses such as cancer and AIDS well as the aftermath of 9-11. From his work with patients in prisons, city projects, hospitals and clinics, Cooper has seen it all…and those stories live in his music.
“Life in the city is as all-American as what’s going on in the South or the Midwest. We all love; we all hurt; we all have lasting memories of a simpler time. When you come right down to it – the problems and joys we all experience are very much the same”. Which is why, for his follow-up to 2007 debut album Dance in the Wind, he’s drawing from big-city experiences as well as his small-town roots to create a cutting-edge “Concrete Country” sound.
This former Minnesota choirboy hasn’t forgotten his rural roots though. Many of his songs are inspired by his youth whether he’s hitting the back roads in his Ford on the energetic “Midnight Drive,” sketching scenes from his hometown in the nostalgic “Cross Creek” or honoring hometown workers in “Made in America.”
To keep his hands in the dirt and his Ford on the road, Cooper regularly escapes to his farm in Pennsylvania, where he tends to his chickens and works on restoring his barn. Ask him about his environmental mission and he lights up. “Taking responsibility for the planet is really about taking care of our children’s futures,” he says passionately.
Cooper will begin touring again in late 2007 with his Small Change Big Planet Tour, going to one major city per month to spread the word about saving our natural resources while also completing his new album Midnight Drive. Recently, he played to sold-out crowds at The Cutting Room and Crash Mansion in New York City, appeared at the National 4th of July Celebration in Washington, DC; rocked out at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts with Trace Adkins and also performed at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon for the CMA Music Festival in Nashville as part of ABC television’s Fun in the Sun event.