Dan Lowinger (guitar), a recent transplant from Portland, OR, is a guitarist steeped in the tradition of western swing and classic country. He has performed regionally and toured nationally with many different northwest, country and swing bands including: The Barn Door Slammers, Ralph Carney’s Pepper Grinders, Vince Mira, and Western Centuries.
Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton (accordion and vocals) also performs with Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Pat Donohue's Prairie All Stars, and the Hula Peppers. Dan performed many times on A Prairie Home Companion, and has been playing western swing with various bands since the 1980s.
Dehl Gallagher has played drums in Nashville, Branson, and Minneapolis for many groups, and members of the Country Music Hall of Fame including Charlie Louvin, Hank Thompson, Wanda Jackson, and Jean Sheppard. He was a 15 year veteran of Midwest Country Music Theatre seen internationally on RFD-TV.
Tom Schaefer’s Western Swing credentials include performances with Texas Playboys Tiny Moore and Eldon Shamblin, and Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson. He has recorded on more than 70 albums and was inducted into the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
Vaughn Asselstine (bass) also plays with the Hula Peppers, Mash Tun and King Wilkie's Dream performing early jazz, old-time, Cajun, country and bluegrass music. She plays piano and was a rhythm tap dancer for 10 years performing with Keane Sense of Rhythm.