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Maryland Rangers

About the Group

About The Group

Out of Baltimore, Maryland in mid-1953 we find the Maryland Rangers. They had a radio entertaining career that included stints at stations in the area such as WBCC in Bethesda, MD, WSID out of Baltimore, MD, WANN and WNAV in Annapolis, MD.

They also appeared over WMAR-TV in Baltirmore, too.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group members included:

  • Bill Lawson, leader and lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, violin, mandolin
  • Les Williams, mandolin, bass, steel and guitar, vocalist (high tenor)
  • Johnny Meritt, lead guitar and vocals
  • Jay Mitchell, steel guitar, vocals
  • Steve Underhill bass and business manager

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.