Bar G Wranglers
The Bar G Wranglers live western singing group was formed in 1998 by Russ Eacker of Hurricane, Utah. He and his dad, Dean Eacker, sang together with the “Sons of the Golden West” and are former members of the “Bar J Wranglers” from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Russ grew up watching his dad work with the likes of the “Spade Cooley Band,” “Tex Williams Western Caravan” and once singing with Roy Rogers and Tex Williams at a large rodeo in the Los Angeles Coliseum. He decided keeping western music alive and well, was a mission that he wanted to be a part of. ( Check out other band members for their bios on FACEBOOK)
The founder of the group, Russ plays the bass fiddle, is one of the group's two yodelers, and does all the vocal arrangements. Before moving to Utah and starting up the Bar G Wranglers, Russ was a member of the "Bar J Wranglers" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the "Sons & Daughters of the West" in Northern California.
- Lead/Rythym Guitar, Vocals
Layne is an original member of the Bar G Wranglers. We are excited to have the talents of Layne back with the Wranglers.He adds a powerful baritone voice and a great guitar picking style to the Wranglers sound. Layne lives in LA Verkin,Utah. - See more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CGqCFZnGvg
- Fiddle/Vocals/Ropes/Stage Director
Pastor of Valley Christian Fellowship, and Fiddle player for the Bar -G Wranglers. Seth grew up without electricity and where mail only was delivered twice a week, in Prairie Idaho, a remote cattle ranching community in the Sawtooth Mtns. Of South-central Idaho, self taught on the fiddle Seth started performing at the young age of eleven, and performed all across the country from coast to coast. Since then he has recorded and performed with many of the western music groups all around the west. “Sagebrush” Seth is an outstanding fiddle player and his versatile vocals (baritone, lead, and tenor) are a great asset to the Bar-G sound. His personality and outstanding trick roping are fun for all ages.
Cassy is such a great addition to the Bar G sound. Not only providing a solid rhythm Guitar, Cassy is much accomplished vocally as well as versed on several other instruments including bass and fiddle. Cassy and Seth met as a consequence of the Cody Stampede in Cody Wyoming and a year later were engaged at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center on the Fourth of July. Moving to the Yellowstone National Park area, in 2000, to work with the Diamond C Chuckwagon stabilized Cassy as the Guitarist she is today. Years Later found both Seth and Cassy moving to Cedar City where they joined up with the Bar G Wranglers outfit, and as they say "the rest is history". A mother of three: Emma- 12, Colter-9, Catherine (Kit)-6, keeps Cassy "Momma Cass" very busy. However, her love for the West and its music keeps her performing five nights a week all summer long. Thanks for sticking with it Cassy!
- Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Jay's love for music reverts back to his childhood. Forming a country/folk group through the 90's provided Jay with a knowledge of on stage music. Joining the Wranglers halfway through the 2008 season started him on the road to the Traditional Western Music genre. Now you will find him engaging and personable right from the door! Jay presently lives in Hurricane UT. with his wife Cidena, which is located 2 and a half hours from the venue here in Bryce. Jay also is one of the Shuttle drivers for Bryce Canyon NP. If you take the privilege and pleasure to ride the shuttle into Bryce Canyon National Park you will most likely will be greeted by his friendly smile as you board his bus headed for various canyon overlooks throughout the Park. Say a big howdy to him from all the Wranglers!
- Sound/light tech. ( for summer season 2014)