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Lone Star Rangers
WFCB Dunkirk, NY
WJIN New York, NY
WJOC New York, NY

About the Group

About The Group

The leader of the Lone Star Rangers was Wes Lutgen, who played steel guitar and fiddle. While "Lone Star" might conjure up a vision of Texas, the band was playing back in 1951 over three New York radio stations. The band also entertained fans with square dancing as part of its show.

Timeline & Trivia Notes Group Members (circa 1951):

  • Wes Lutgen, steel guitar, leader
  • Slim Griffin, featured vocalist
  • Clyde Lutgen, bass fiddle
  • Maru Wicks, accordion
  • Ron Anderson, electric guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 14; October 1951; Charlton Pub. Corp.; Inc.; Derby, CT

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  877 A Eleven More Months And Ten More Days