Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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Local Bands

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Mountaineers (1960)
Charlie Hugg, Don Boland, Cleo Boland, Lawrence "Farmer" Stultz, Merle Baumgart
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Mountaineers (1985)
Buddy Austine, Farmer Stultz, Gale Gard, Charles Davis, Mel Cruse, Pete Pennick
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Austin Brothers
(ft) Terry Haughee, Larry Brown (bk) George Rusin
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Country Nomads (1980's)
Norma Swain, Bob Swain, Mike Perkins, Stacie Wagle, Alan Shaffer
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Country Nomads (1980's)
(ft) Mike Perkins, Norma Swain, Bob Swain (bk) Rick Wood, Sharon Wagle, Stacie Wagle
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Country Nomads (~2000)
Al Winn, Stacie Wagle, Rick Wood, Tom Smith
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Midwest Playboys (1970's)
Faron Glenn, Tom Stiffey, Ray Roberts, Bill Akers, Jerry Corenflos
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Roadmasters (1953)
Bill Fivecoat, Johnny Laffoon, Jerry Kelly, Dave Chrisman, Danny Walker (kneeling)
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Country Cousins (?) (1960's)
Jim Elrod, Bob Kelly, Art Nevill, Jane Chesterfield, Junior Wood, Rick Wood
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5 Chords (~1958)
(ft) Harry Kellett, Arley Price, Ronnie Derks, Jack Lewis (bk) Jerry Woodward
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Hy's Guys (~1962)
Garry Hopkins, Jerry Woodward, Gary Lemaster, "Charlie Brown" Garrison
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The Saints (~1956)
John Penry, Jerry Woodward, Byron Small, ?, Hal Sharp
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Don Lazzell Band
Don at right, others are unknown.
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Band of Gold
Bob Tucker, Don Price, Arley Price, Jeff Mitchell?, Ted Smith
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Coal Crik Holler Boys (1978)
Steve Brown, Willard Sollars, Dave Kyle, Frank Hensley, Steve Rusin, Junior Sollars
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The Royals (1970)
(ft) Ron Pratt, Bruce Ripple, Dan Cline, Rob Lane (bk) Lloyd Sears
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Effigy (1976)
Rick Moore, Rob Lane, Dave Reynolds, Mark Chubb
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Stonegate (1977)
(ft) Rick Moore, Dan Weddle, Rob Lane (bk) Dave Reynolds
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Bob Lane Blues Band (1979)
Rob Lane, Dave Reynolds, Rick Moore
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Enterprise (1980)
Mick Burch, Rick Moore, Finny Filchak, Rob Lane, John Moore (reunion photo from ~2000)
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Country Fever (1981)
John Nickless, Carole Williams, Rick Frakes, Rod Williams, Rob Lane
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Northwest Express (1978)
Leon Mercer, Al Winn, Terry Wenzel, Lee Edmonson, Rick Waggoner (kneeling)
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Northwest Express (1980)
Terry Wenzel, Rick Waggoner, Mark Ford, Harold Plessinger, Al Winn (seated)
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Northwest Express (1981)
Rob Lane, Al Winn, Rick Waggoner, Harold Plessinger
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FanFare (1970's?)
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FanFare (1985)
Brad Anderson (front), Rob Lane, Rick Waggoner, Roy Robinson (back)
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Mirage Band (2004)
(ft) Susan Smith, Rob Lane, Finny Filchak, Gary Shull (bk) Buddy Thomas, Sharon Shull
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Mirage Band (2006)
Rick Waggoner, Ben Studer, Sharon Shull, Gary Shull, Rob Lane
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Mirage (2008)
Rick Waggoner, Sharon Shull, Gary Shull, John Moore, Rob Lane
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Variety (1988)
Dave Kyle, Roy Robinson, Kyle Laney, Rick Waggoner
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Variety (1989)
(ft) Dave Kyle, Roy Robinson (bk) Gene Daugherty, Kyle Laney
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MCM Band (2006)
Sonny Myers, George Vrzina, Paul Gilbert, Kenny Vanpelt
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Destiny Band (1989)
Mike Hawker, Steve Barden, Randy Killion, Thad Corrigan
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Destiny (1990)
Mark Chubb, Dave Reynolds, J.D. Hightshoe
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Wisbey, Rowe & Kyle
Dave Kyle, Mike Rowe, Jeff Wisbey
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Front Page (1980)
Phyllis Cox, Mike Newburn, Paul Bays, Will Cox
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Road Ramblers (1986)
Steve McKowskie, Stacie C. Wagle, Brad Elder, Phil Hutson
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Dicky James and the Blue Flames (2008)
Will Cox, Bob Freeze, Dicky James, Mark Ford, John Beeson
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The Creepers (1960's?)
Junior Sollars, Frank Hensley, John Ford and Steve Brown
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Kid Lizard (1975)
Steve Rusin, Dave Kyle, Steve Laffoon and Brady Laffoon.
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The Gants (1965)
Dennis Minder, Jim Cheek, Tom Lowe, Brad Anderson, Dennis Kropus, Jeff Wisbey
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America (~1969)
Dennis Minder, Tom Lowe, Dennis Kropus, Tim Allen, Brad Anderson, Jeff Wisbey, Jim Cheek
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Copperfield (1974)J
im Cheek, Steve Orr, George Shields, Al Tinsley, Brad Murrell
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Sunrise (1977)
Pam Zimmerman, Jim Petrulis, Dan Gresh, Jim Cheek
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Peppercorn
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Mourning Missed
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Good Feelings
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Last Night's Leftover Hash (1972)
Richard Moss, Joe Creasey, Carl Creasey, Dan Rockwell, soundman John Beeson
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Rhapsody (1979)
Monty Atterson, Dave Beel, Woody Atterson, C.W. Creasey
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Gilbert Brothers (~2004)
Larry, Tom, Terry, Dick
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Gilbert Brothers (2006)
Larry, Terry, Paul, Dick
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The ClassicsJ
John Nickless, Tim Tucker, Mark Mahurin, Mike Saucerman
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Redwood Hill (1980)
John Dodd, Dave Reynolds, Mark Chubb, John Dupin
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Redwood Hill (1981)
John Dupin, Dave Reynolds, John Nickless, Mark Creasey
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Redwood Hill (1984)
John John Nickless, Jeff Lockebill, Andrew Hayes, Steve Ault
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Massachusetts Assembly (~1970)
George Cornelius, Ray Fox, Jan Smail, Jim King (top), Mark Belsaas, Gary Elrod, Dave Hall, Lee Smith
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Rhinestones (1972)
(bk) Dave Hall, Ray Fox, bartender, George Cornelius, Jan Smail (md) Mark Belsaas, Gary Elrod (ft) Jim King, Lee Smith (front)
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Oreo Speed Cookie
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Summer
Mike Newburn, Henry Lee (Swartz) Summer, Jeff Jensen
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Kicks (~1990)
Lu Ann and Mike Newburn
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Government Cheese (1996)
Steve Peters, Kevin Sinclair, Brian Kelly, Kenny Kelly
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Hi-Way Blues Band (1977)
Robert Alexander, Steve Brown, Rudy Ross, Steve Rusin, Frank Hensley
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The Radicals (1965)
Steve Rusin, Bill Deuster, Butch Todd, Richard Williams
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Ambush (~1990)
Al Winn, Rick Waggoner, Tom Smith, Frank Francis
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Sockhoppers (1970's)
Woody Berlin, Will Cox, Bob Bennet (bk) John Beeson
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Los Boyz Band (2005)
Jim Povlin, Jack Povlin, Alan Huginin, Mike Hawker
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Movin' On Band (1983)
Mike Hawker, Shan Smith, Rick Raley, Mark Gray, Randy Killion
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Soul'd Out
Bob Rowe (right)
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Badlandz (2011)
Bill Ballard, Allan Hugginan, Mike Hawker, Rich Skinner
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Jimmy Chambers & the Drifters (~1970)
(ft) Jimmy Chambers (bk) Marc Rogers, Frank Chambers, Judy Stanley Pruitt, Randy Winkler
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Jimmy Chambers & the Drifters (~1970)
Frank Crawford, Karen Combs, Jimmy Chambers, Randy Winkler, Chuck Chilton
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Unknown
(bk) Brent Allen, Roy Robinson (ft) Gene Daugherty, ?. Can anyone name this band?
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Unknown
(bk) Roy Robinson, ? (ft) ?, David Foltz. Can anyone name this band?
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The Profilers (1992)
?, Jeff Modesitt, Brady Laffoon, Junior Sollars
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Strange Brew (1988)
Dave Buckingham, Troy, Jeff Modesitt, Joe Bland, Matt Sheppard, Craig Hedrick
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Frost Band (1980's)
Tom Maurer, C.W. Creasey, John Newburn, Monty Atterson, Woody Atterson
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Who-Noze Band (~1990)
Frank Manderino, Mitch Perdue, Brad Davis, Doug Davis, C.W. Creasey
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Zoot Band (~1978)
Doug Davis, Pat Kelley, Dave Brown, Al Banfield
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The Classics (2011)
John Nickless, Tim Tucker, Jack Templeton, Mike Saucerman
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Buckskin
Teddy Laughrey (3rd from right)
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Eddie & The Motivators (original band)
Jerome Cheatham, Eddie Davis, Joy Davis, Bob Pell, Howard Wooden
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Eddie & The Motivators (1987)
Joy Daves, Eddie Davis, Will Cox, Bob Pell, Dave Amerman
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Timeless (1970's)
Dave Shull, Clyde Krout, Finny Filchak
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Zantrells (1960's)
Charly Dowdy, Gary Shull, Anna White, Jerry Berto
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Daze of Misspent Youth (~2011)
Finny Filchak, Gary Shull, Anna White, Kyle Laney
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Anna and Iva (1960's)
Anna White, Iva Weir
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Keepers of the Watch (1960's)
Anna White, "Mono" Pastorie, Bob Reed, Mick Lowery, Mark Harris, Iva Weir
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Jeff Mitchell Band (2011)
Bob Smith, Gary Shull, Bud Jeffers, Jeff Mitchell
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Sands of Time (1968)
(bk) Rick Wetnight, Denny Tilley, John Stough (ft)Dana Farless, Tim Paullus, Jackie Lawrence, Gary Ooley
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Midwest Playbous (1984)
Bob Coleman, ?, Faron Glenn, ?, Bill Akers, ?
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Who Noze
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Sons of James (~1980)
Buddy Thomas (2nd from left)
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Those One Guys (1989)
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Lil Abner & the Ram Rods (~1965)
Jesse Richey, Bob Callahan, Dave Withem, Mark Morgan, Steve Peters
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Wayne McIntyre Orchestra (1930's or 40's)
Mayflower Room in the Terre Haute House
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Karen Whistler & Tapestry (1990's) ?, ?, Karen Whistler, ? ?, Sharon Shull, Gary Shull
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Karen Whistler Band with Johnny Paycheck
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Karen Whistler Band with Neil McCoy
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Damn Neighbors Band (2013)
Paul Wetnight, Jerry Inabnit, Matthew Newport, Aaron Pena
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The Soul Engineers (2013)
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Johnny & The Tempos (1960)
Johnny Martin, Tommy Grissom, Bob Hoskins, Lloyd Churchill, Dave Bussing
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Goliath (1977)
Paul Schedler, Bill Peters, Steve Peters, Jim Kitchen, Francis "Frenchie" Massinon
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Goliath (1981)
Jim Kitchen, Bill Peters, Steve Peters, Bob Harris
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Helen Ann and the Playmates (1960's)
Victoria Layton Birchfield, Helen Ann Benton, Jane Chesterfield
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MCM Band (2004)
Mike Myers, Leo Maesch, Sonny Myers, Jesse Richey
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Bossmen
Brian Wendholt, Chuck ?, Pere Perez, Victoria Layton Wendholt, Marty Pacheco
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Accordian group
Mary Lou Morris (left), others are unknown