KG & The Ranger

Vintage Cowboy Western Songs
 Harmony Yodeling Champions



        Since 1989 KG & The Ranger have been on a mission to preserve and perform the classic western songs from the 1930s and 1940s. The great songs of the Sons of The Pioneers, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter, Patsy Montana, Elton Britt, Rosalie Allen - all are treated with respect for the originals with a fresh new sound from this talented duo. Their many awards and nominations include honors from the Western Music Association, the Academy of Western Artists and the Wild West Arts Club.
For more information:
Performance Schedule
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To hear a song:
"Hey Cowboy", a Ranger Rick original and title song of our third album
"Sagebrush Symphony" with our contest-winning yodel 


'Tis The Season
A Family Celebration of unique Cowboy Christmas songs plus Holiday favorites! Gorgeous harmonies and fun versions which include the wonderful voices of our kids and grandkids. This album will fill you with true cowboy/western holiday spirit.

Song Titles:
  • Two Step 'Round The Christmas Tree
  • Riding Home On Christmas Eve
  • Corn, Water and Wood
  • Christmas On The Line
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  • Christmas For Cowboys
  • The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Jing-a-ling, Jing-a-ling
  • Jingle Bells
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Moonlight Trails
This album focuses on poetic and lyrical Western songs - many rare gems that are not often performed. We have terrific backup musicians with Suzanne Lansford's imaginative and beautiful fiddle playing, our daughter Angela Otte adding a third voice to our harmonies and her husband Tom Otte on bass. KG's banjo playing is featured on 4 songs (one an original composition). There are 6 songs with yodels.

Song Titles:
  • Moonlight On The Trail
  • Lonely Yukon Stars
  • When the Bloom Is On The Sage
  • Letter From Home
  • Young Lean and Seventeen
  • Night Rider's Lament
  • Colorado Trail
  • Night Time I n Nevada
  • Sandy River Belle/Old Bill Cheatham
  • Bad Girl's Lament/The Quilting
  • Arizona Waltz
  • Another Cowboy Song
  • When Pay Day Rolls Around
  • Sundown On The Prairie
  • Born To The Saddle
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When Cowboys Dream (CD or Cassette)

Here's what Ranger Doug, of The Riders In The Sky, says about it:

" KG and the Ranger are among the best known proponents of the western style and it's easy to hear why: they sing with charm and style, they yodel spectacularly, choose great material with unerring taste, and write fine new songs as well. Their growing and continuing success is well deserved."
This collection of songs loosely follows the theme of dreams. There are as many different kinds of dreams as there are different sorts of cowboys - from working cowboys to singing cowboys. It includes our contest winning yodel in a new recording of the song Sagebrush Symphony.

Let your imagination roam free as you listen to these songs, and ride along with us when cowboys dream...

Song Titles:
  • Wide Rolling Plains
  • Will There Be Sagebrush In Heaven
  • Move Along, You Lazy Cattle
  • Along The Santa Fe Trail
  • Happy Dreaming Cowboy
  • Song of The Rover
  • Bury Me Out (Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie)
  • Round Up Time Is Over
  • Trail Dreamin'
  • Out On The Lone Prairie
  • Texas Plains
  • Moonlight On The Colorado
  • Yodel Blues
  • Tennessee Yodel Polka
  • Cool Water
  • Sagebrush Symphony - with contest-winning yodel
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Tenderfoot Melody Roundup (CD or Cassette)

A collection of new and old cowboy songs for the whole family, recorded with the help of three nieces and a nephew (the "Tenderfoot Chorale" ages 5 - 11). Two original songs by Ranger Rick plus timeless classics, including two yodeling songs; three songs are specifically for children. Designed with families in mind, it will appeal to all ages. 

This album was inspired by KG & The Ranger's experiences taking their cowboy music program into schools and by the fascination kids have for the American Cowboy. Released August 2002.

Song Titles:
  • Tenderfoot Melody Roundup 
  • Rusty The Rocking Horse 
  • I'm A Cow Poke Pokin' Along 
  • Old Chisholm Trail
  • My Home's In Montana
  • Yodeling Cowgirl 
  • One Little Coyote 
  • Whoopy Ti Yi Yo 
  • Don't Fence Me In 
  • Home On The Range
  • Tennessee Yodel Polka
  • I Wanna Be a Cowboy
  • Happy Trails

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Hey Cowboy (CD or Cassette)

Featuring two original songs (the title song Hey Cowboy and Fiddler's Waltz) and classic songs from the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, Jimmie Rodgers and Roy Rogers. Johnny Western (author of TV's "Paladin" theme), said: "...Now you can relive those most wonderful of days with the music of KG & The Ranger. . .they will transport your mind to a better place for a while."  Yodeling is featured on six cuts. Released December 2000.
  Song Titles: 
  • Hey Cowboy 
  • Hittin' The Trail Tonight 
  • Down The Trail To San Antone 
  • Along The Navajo Trail 
  • Cowboy Rhythm 
  • Dust 
  • I'm An Old Cowhand 
  • Fiddler's Waltz 
  • The Timber Trail 
  • Prairie Lullaby 
  • Red River Valley / So Long To The Red River Valley 
  • Blue Shadows On The Trail 
  • Back In The Saddle / I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Happy Trails
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Riding The Range With You (CD or Cassette)
  With classic songs from the Silver Screen cowboys, plus a few lesser known gems that we fell in love with, this album has more yodeling than our first, with harmony yodeling on several cuts. Most of the songs date back to the 1930s and 40s, but one or two are more recent. It includes a great Texas-style swing fiddler, Karen Howell, plus David Fallow's wonderful lead guitar work. It also features Ranger Rick's original composition, Cowboys Weren't Meant To Walk. Released in 1997.
  Song Titles: 
  • Sagebrush Symphony 
  • Dust Eatin' Cowboys 
  • Cowboy Jubilee 
  • Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle 
  • Cowboys Weren't Meant To Walk 
  • Roundup Time (an Australian cowboy song) 
  • Silver On The Sage 
  • San Antonio Rose 
  • Leanin' On The Old Top Rail 
  • Cattle Call 
  • I've Just Got To Be A Cowboy 
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds 
  • I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl 
  • Riding The Range With You 
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CD -
                        Riding The Range With You

Out Of The Chute - available cassette only. 
  Our first album, it has many of our favorite classic cowboy songs. It includes two Patsy Montana songs, a Bob Wills swing tune, and a few contemporary cowboy songs. Three songs have yodeling, and we are backed up throughout by the wonderful guitar playing of David Fallow. Released in 1993. 
  Song Titles:
  • Cowboy Rhythm 
  • Riding Down The Canyon 
  • Texas Plains 
  • Empty Saddles 
  • Rodeo Rider 
  • Miss Molly 
  • Ride Cowboy Ride 
  • Old Nevada Moon 
  • The Line Rider 
  • Bury Me Out On The Lone Prairie 
  • Jingle, Jangle, Jingle 
  • Ragtime Cowboy Joe 
  • The Call Of The Canyon
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For booking information, or to get on our mailing list, contact:
Karen Gogolick & Rick Roltgen
Madison WI

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