Red Desert Ramblers
The Red Desert Ramblers play gigs: festivals, conferences, weddings, corporate parties, and community events. They have been honored to be featured at both IBMA and the Mountain West Conference of the Arts. The band feature Sharon Mitchell, master of the Hammer Dulcimer, Rick Martinez, veteran of the 5-string banjo, Richard Smelling, mandolin and lead harmony vocals, Steve Hewson, mandolin and guitar as well as lead vocals and Dave Bates holding the beat on the upright bass. They play Bluegrass, Classic Country and swing blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks.