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Original Warren County Jamboree
Warren, PA

Original Warren County Jamboree

We first find mention of this show in a 1954 article in a national publication. The show was managed by Joe Vario who was also one of the headliners. The show aired over radio station WRRN out of WArren, Pennsylvania on Friday nights.

Joe Vario and the Sun Valley Rangers lead the show.

Other acts that were a part of this show included:

  • Bill Kightlinger and the Rhythm Rangers
  • Bob Alspaugh
  • Marcie Ray Stevens, featured vocalist - Sun Valley Rangers
  • Barry Zisco, vocalist with Rhythm Rangers
  • Jerry Briggs
  • Pete Himes
  • Harmony Queens
  • Bill Lehman (who later went to WCOP Hayloft Jamboree in Boston, Massachusetts)

Other acts that appeared on the show according to the 1954 article in Cowboy Songs magazine included Bill Greenwalt and the Pioneers; Keystone Rangres; Leo Brown and the Country Ramblers; Orrie Putter and the Happy Trio; Slim Griffin and the Lone Star Rangers; and, Gene Reynolds.

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Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs; No. 35; July 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT