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Photo 2006 by: Rick Gardner
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Western Swing
... known and loved worldwide, captures the independent spirit that makes Texas and the Southwest famous.

In the tradition of the legendary Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, the Wild River Band plays a Texas size helping of Western Swing ... including many of your favorite swing tunes from the 30's and 40's. WRB, based out of Houston, Texas, performs at festivals, ranch parties, special events, events at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and in venues around the country and globe.

Welcome to our website! Within these pages we have attempted to provide you with the information needed to audition the Wild River Band from the comfort and convenience of your web browser! You can hear what we sound like ... See what we look like ... Check out our current calendar and date availability .... Read the latest news concerning special events that we play... Obtain information about booking the band, including the ability to preview and print out our standard performance agreement and stage diagram ... and you can add yourself to our mailing list and learn how to contact us for further information. 

If there is something else that you would like to know about the band that is not contained in these pages, please let us know. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your visit!

- "You guys really make my ears smile!!" ... says Mr. Charles J. Burk of Panhandle, Texas - a real honest to goodness west Texas cattle rancher - upon hearing the Wild River Band entertaining around the campfire at a ranch festivity.

For a taste of the music that made Mr. Burk's ears smile, go immediately to the Western Swing section of our Audio Files.

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The Band:


A highly versatile configuration allows the band to scale in size according to the situation while maintaining the unique "swing" that is the foundation of the genre. Below are some of the fine musicians you will see on stage with the Wild River Band:

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Mike Stroup
Vocals and Guitar

Billy Curtis
Fiddle, Electric Mandolin, Sax and Vocals

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Karl Caillouet
Electric Bass

Ron Rebstock
Guitar, Banjo, Vocals

Jimmy Calhoun

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Chuck Crow
Piano, Vocals

Herb Remington
Pedal Steel Guitar

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Ron Ohendalski
Fiddle, Electric Mandolin and Vocal

Paul Bennett
Fiddle and Vocals

Robert Herridge
Fiddle, Harmonica

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For booking information contact:

Send us E-Mail

Agents and Talent bookers: We have a selection of promotional materials available upon request for you and your client's perusal, including a Western Swing "Sampler CD" and a live Performance Video of the band.

You can audition the band online on WRB's Audio Page.

Please contact WRB by E-Mail or the phone number above if you would like to obtain more information on booking and pricing for the Wild River Band.


WRB Audio Files



!!News Flash!!:

3 WRB CD's


are now available for purchase!

... see details on the CD page
or send e-mail to: sales@wildriverband.com.



Calendar of upcoming events:


Mailing List


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