The Red Dirt Rangers
“The Rangers have a sound that combines the legacy of Woody Guthrie and Bob Wills with the spirit of everyone from Merle Haggard to the Grateful Dead and all manner of American music in between.” – Greg Johnson, No Depression magazine
“The Red Dirt Rangers draw from a lot of influences, throw them all in the pot, and mix well. What comes out is a sometimes wild, but always an outstanding and enjoyable ride, all over the map of roots music.” – AnnMarie Harrington, Take Country Back
“These guys are hip cowboys…they play with soul, Tex-Mex with extra jalapeno and can give Bob Dylan a Bob Wills touch.” – Woodstock (NY) Times
“Writers with dirt under their fingernails, beat up snakeskin boots on their feet, whiskey and jalapenos in their bellies, and Kerouac on their minds.” – Real Groove, Auckland, New Zealand
“The Rangers always have epitomized and expanded on the Oklahoma red dirt sound – the elusive stew of country, folk, and whatever else is laying around…” – Thomas Conner, Tulsa World
Terry “Buffalo” Ware
Terry Ware may be best known as guitarist for Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies, a group that performed across the country from 1973 to 1979, including a stint at the Troubador in Los Angeles and on tour with Willie Nelson.
Since 2000, Ware has been a freelance guitarist backing such artists as Eliza Gilkyson, Wanda Jackson, Don Conoscenti and numerous others, including John Fullbright, with whom he appeared on the 2013 Grammy pre-telecast and on David Letterman’s show. Ware has led the house band and served as master of ceremonies for the Hoot for Huntington’s at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival since 2003.
Greg Johnson described Ware’s music as “rock and roll with jazz and country soul all over the groove.” Dan Forte, of Vintage Guitar Magazine, has written that “Oklahoman Ware’s instrumental projects invariably showcase his knack for hooky originals, sense of humor and interplay with a stable of topflight session players.”