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The Lost Canyon Rangers are deeply honored and extremely proud to announce that they are the recipients of the Academy of Western Artists prestigious Will Rogers “Rising Star” Award! This award was presented at the luxurious Eisemann Theatre in Richardson, TX.

The Rangers were originally nominated by the Academy of Western Artists for world wide recognition in 5 separate categories including “Entertainer of the Year”; “Rising Star”; “Western Group of the Year”; “Western Music Male” (Skeeter Mann), & “Western Music Female” (“Miss Lindalee”). In a process of elimination ballots, they were honored to have made the final "top 10" list for "Rising Star" & "Western Group/Duo" of the year!!

During the AWA Awards Ceremony, The Rangers gripped their seats, as they thanked God for allowing them to participate in this incredible event! As the sealed envelopes were carefully torn open, their name was recognized in both the “Rising Star” & “Western Group/Duo” categories. And then, after much excitement & anticipation, the “Rising Star of the Year Award” was called out:

“The winner is… THE LOST CANYON RANGERS!!”

Since that incredible day the news just keeps on getting better & better!!! Soon after the AWA Awards Show, The Rangers were listed in another eight award categories, by the prestigious “Western Music Association”!! The nominations include all the categories mentioned above, as well as “Best Album”, “Best Song (High, Wide & Handsome)” & “Instrumentalist of the Year”!!! With your help, blessings & continued support, The Rangers are honored & proud to announce that they are also one of the Western Music Association's "Top 5" for the "2005 Crescendo Award"!! This is also an incredibly prestigious award and they are so thankful for every single one of you who have made their success possible!! Dreams really do come true, especially when they are as focused as The Rangers are on helping others find their smiles!!

The Rangers are certainly living up to their reputation for being the hardest working band in western music. They will continue to share their incredibly magical & hypnotizing sounds & entertaining their spell-bound audiences across the World. They will transport you to the days of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gene Autry & Hopalong Cassidy, and then magically bring you into to the present, and the life of the modern day cowboy! Tapping feet, clapping hands, and big-ol', toothy grins abound while The Rangers engage their audience!!

Book The Lost Canyon Rangers for cowboy poetry & ranch gatherings, film & music festivals, fairs, studio recordings, theatres, concerts, cowboy church services, museums, rodeos, playhouses, school education programs, TV, radio, private engagements or whatever your need might be.

Feel free to contact The Rangers by email - LostCanyonRangers@earthlink.net;
phone 661-297-5955, or cell 661-510-5326. For additional information, their website is: www.TheLostCanyonRangers.com

- Daily News Calendar section Santa Clarita, CA


The Lost Canyon Rangers have appeared as guests on my radio show on several occasions. They were very well received. In fact, there were more requests for their return to the show than any other guest.

The music of The Lost Canyon Rangers spans generations – it is timeless. They sing about life with passion and enthusiasm. The music is professionally delivered with heartfelt lyrics and upbeat melodies. You can’t help but feel good after listening to one of their original songs or their interpretation of a classic favorite.

I heartily recommend the Lost Canyon Rangers. They are a professional group of excellent musicians that appeal to all ages. They will make you laugh, touch your heart and above all, they will surely provide an all-around good time.

Sincerely,

Rita Barna
Along the Trail
Santa Clarita’s Hometown Station
AM 1220 KHTS
ritaalongthetrail@yahoo.com
310 963-1619
- AM 1220 KHTS


The Lost Canyon Rangers stole the show! Bursting out at the seams with musical talent, their performance of western favorites like Bob Nolan's "Tumbling Tumbleweed" and RW Hampton's "Cowboy & the Queen" had people dancing in the grandstands. Then throw in some gospel like "May the Circle Be Unbroken," and it is obvious why they were the recipient of AWA's Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Rising Star of the Year for 2005. After performing other favorites like Ian Tyson's "The Gift," they were heading off the stage when the audience stood up applauding, demanding an encore song. Combining their talent and passion for western music with Skeeter Mann's wit and charm, Lindalee Green's infectious smile and laughter, and Scotty Van Salter's mighty fine playing, you can expect to see these folks around for a long time. Buckaroo Bob Weber said it was the best western music they had ever had. Look for them in a town near you.
- Cowboy Poetry & Western Life by Susan Parker


L ost Canyon Rangers, long time friends and entertainers for the Lone Pine Film Festival, have achieved national recognition as demonstrated by their selection as recipients of the Academy of Western Artists prestigious "Will Rogers 'Rising Star' Award. Once again they will be performing throughout the festival weekend in October.

The Rangers were discovered locally on a Saturday night of the Festival playing at the Dow Hotel. Many fans listened and realized these musicians had the promise of stars of the future and they were invited back each year since. The Rangers have played at the Celebrity Star Panel, on the Sunrise Tours, in the park and at the Museum site celebrations of the last two years. They presence will continue again this year at the Festival, including playing at the Building Inaugural and dinner at the Museum site on October 6.

The group states, "During the Award Ceremony (at the Eisemann Theatre in Richardson, Texas) gripped their seats as they thanks God for allowing them to participate in this incredible event! Their name was recognized in both the "Rising Star &"Western Group/Duo" categories.

The Lone Pine Film Festival is proud to have discovered the Rangers several years ago, and that they chose to use the Alabama Hills as one of their sites for their publicity stills.

Their press material reiterates, "The Rangers are certainly living up to their reputation for being the hardest working band in western music. They will continue to share their incredibly magical and hypnotizing sounds and entertaining their spellbound audiences across the nation. They will transport you to the days of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy, and then magically bring you into the present, and the life of the modern day cowboy.

Some of the Lost Canyon Rangers appearances are available free of charge for visitors to the Film Festival coming October 7-9th, 2005.


- Lone Pine Film Festival


Please visit The Lost Canyon Rangers website at www.TheLostCanyonRangers.com for a list of letters of reference and press reviews. - Hugh O'Brian, Rex Allen Museum, WMA, Coffee Gallery Back Stage, Vinton Cowboy Gathering, Joe Baker e


Discography

LP - "The Lost Canyon Rangers" debut album
LP - "Carry On" gospel album
EP - original "All My Trails Will Lead You Home"

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THE LOST CANYON RANGERS… are blessed and honored to be the recipients of the 2005 Will Rogers “Rising Star” Award!! In 2005 alone, they received 13 separate award nominations by the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists, with two resulting in the “Top 10” & two more in the “Top 5” categories! The Rangers are seasoned professionals and have been featured on local television news programs, have performed live on the radio, and their music receives much air play on radio stations world wide, as well as broadcasts via internet radio. They have been listed in Cowboys & Indians, American Cowboy, Classic Images & Rope Burns magazines on several occasions, and have often had articles posted about them in the Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Sacramento Bee, The Signal and several other newspapers. They have a traditional cowboy western album out simply called “The Lost Canyon Rangers”, and have a preview western gospel album called “Carry On” which is dedicated to their beloved Wesley Tuttle. The full album will be available in a few weeks, followed by another western cowboy album in July or August of 2006. They have delighted audiences all over the country and have been asked to return to many cowboy poetry festivals, playhouses, cowboy churches, museums, concerts and Disney Studio recording sessions. They pride themselves on being a part of the LA County student classrooms, teaching music, poetry, trick roping & cowboy history. For a complete list of their performances please find their “Paths Previously Traveled” on their website at www.TheLostCanyonRangers.com. There you will see a “Press Kit” and an abundance of other information. “The Rangers” thank every one of you for your continued support!!

With a love and passion for Western music and “The Cowboy Way,” The Lost Canyon Rangers were formed in 2002. Their "pard-nership" includes their fearless leader, Skeeter Mann (lead vocals, guitar & banjo), the "Sweetheart of the West", "Miss Lindalee" (harmony, duet, lead vocals & spoons) and their incredible instrumentalist, Howard Yearwood (lead guitar, dobro, mandolin & harmony vocals). The angelic and melodic voice of “Miss Lindalee” combined with the dynamic yet dreamy voice of “Skeeter Mann” & the charm & musical brilliance of “Howard Yearwood”, simply causes an almost hypnotic effect on their audience! Their three octave ranges and harmonies are enticing and powerful. Add to it the finely tuned instrumentals performed by Skeeter Mann and the extremely talented Howard Yearwood, and it becomes a fun filled, nostalgic, western journey that you will not want to miss! Each has decades of experience in several facets of the entertainment & music genres, but their hearts belong to the traditional and contemporary music of the cowboy!! Today you will find The Lost Canyon Rangers at the pulse of western music, performing as a duet, trio or quartette & sharing their gift of music throughout the world. They will transport you to the days of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gene Autry & Hopalong Cassidy, and then magically bring you into to the life of the modern day cowboy. Tapping feet, clapping hands, & big-ol’, toothy grins abound while “The Rangers” engage their audience.
Skeeter Mann is a cowboy through & through. He grew up on a farm in the southern tip of Illinois in a little town called Odin. He worked for Houchie Lewis Ranch in Salem, Illinois as a wrangler/waddie in the 70’s, where he rounded up 2 year old colts and green broke them to be sold at auction or to folks coming out to the ranch to buy horses. He was also a part time jockey and represented the Lewis Ranch for many races at the fairgrounds in Salem. After moving to Southern California he worked for Johnny Carpenter at his “Heaven On Earth Ranch” in Lake View Terrace, California. There he lead many trail rides and assisted children and ‘dudes’ with the horses. Because Johnny Carpenter was a movie director, Skeeter also spent time riding in movies and doing horse stunts.
Using the nickname his grandmother gave him as a child, “Skeeter’s” musical career has run the entire spectrum of entertainment. He began at the age of ten playing the Carter Families “Wildwood Flower” on guitar at his local one room school house in Southern Illinois. Many throughout the town listened and loved his music. After moving to the California desert, Skeeter’s love for music and entertaining got him involved in many school plays and talent shows. In high school he added the drums to his instruments and played in the school band. He also sang baritone with the glee club. In his sophomore year he joined the famous touring singing group “Up With People” and traveled throughout the Western United States. He had the opportunity to perform for Pope John XXIII, Ronald Regan and John Kennedy. After a hitch in the Marines, Skeeter also decided to try his hand in the movie business working as extra and a stuntman in such features as “Billy Jack”