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The Ranchtones – 40th Anniversary Reunion



August 23, 2019
7:30 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
3010 Minnehaha
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The Ranchtones on Friday, August 23 at The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
40th Anniversary Reunion

The Ranchtones

Friday, August 23
The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+
$9 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Join us for 40th Anniversary Reunion of the Minneapolis’ 70’s country-groove band, The Ranchtones, at The Hook & Ladder Mission Room on Friday, August 23rd!

“Tale of Th’Tones”…

In 1979, things were changing. bands come together, bands break up. But friends will always get together to share a song or two. A local combo in the ’70s-The Radio Rangers had broken up and the members went in different directions. Bass-player- Johnny Hanson had gotten married, bought a big house in The Powderhorn and rented the first floor to former Ranger guitarist- Al Butler…one evening, Al invited Johnny to join him in a friendly living-room jam with another guitarist- Steve Henry. Dang-it! It sounded good! “There might be a band in here, maybe”. So they quickly recruited two more ex-Rangers- Drummer Dehl Gallagher and Harp-player Billy Smith…THE RANCHTONES were born…They cobbled together a basic P.A., played a few gigs…played a few more…and more and folks were digging on that rockin’ kickin’ good-time Country music!…

Everyone sang and played with spirit. Life was good…But things were changing. And- as is the case with most bands, after a time- The Ranchtones all went in different directions. OK…Over the years, The band “survived” in different versions, different friends & pickers came & went. The Original Quintet remains THE classic “Ranchtone-Sound”…

The quintet does get together every so often to play the old songs again and have a swell time with good friends. Join us for our Fortieth Anniversary at The Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge on Friday August 23rd for a big helping of that Country Groove!…

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