Riders In The Sky coming to Lions Lincoln Theatre

Riders In The Sky coming to Lions Lincoln Theatre
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Riders In The Sky’s members are Ranger Doug on arch-top guitar and baritone vocals; Too Slim on bunkhouse bass, face and tenor vocals; Woody Paul on fiddle, tenor vocals and rope tricks; and Joey the Cowpolka King on accordion and baritone vocals.

                        

Two-time Grammy Award winners Riders In The Sky will bring their Western music and humor to the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25, $30 and $35. All seats are reserved and can be purchased online at riders.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 330-481-9105. The remaining tickets may be purchased at the box office one hour before show time.

For more than 40 years, Riders In The Sky has been the keeper of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own humor and wit.

Riders In The Sky’s members are Ranger Doug on arch-top guitar and baritone vocals; Too Slim on bunkhouse bass, face and tenor vocals; Woody Paul on fiddle, tenor vocals and rope tricks; and Joey the Cowpolka King on accordion and baritone vocals.

Riders have chalked up more than 6,100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, appearing in venues everywhere from the Nashville National Guard Armory to Carnegie Hall and from county fairs to the Hollywood Bowl.

Their cowboy charisma and comedy act landed them their own weekly show on TNN, as well as a Saturday morning series on CBS. They have been guests on many TV specials, documentaries and variety shows, appearing with everyone from Barney to Penn & Teller. And their animated likenesses have shared the screen with Daffy Duck on the Cartoon Network and the Disney Channel’s Stanley.

In addition to penning award-winning songs for their own albums, they wrote the score for Pixar Animation’s 2002 Academy Award-winning “For the Birds.” They composed the theme song for the internet cartoon show, “Thomas Timberwolf,” by Bugs Bunny creator Chuck Jones. But the animated character that history will most certainly link to Riders In The Sky is Woody as Riders performed “Woody’s Round Up” in “Toy Story 2,” with the album of the same name garnering their first Grammy Award in 2001 for Best Musical Album for Children.

Two years later Riders roped their second Grammy in the same category for “Monsters Inc. - Scream Factory Favorites,” the companion CD to Pixar’s award-winning movie.

In 1982 Riders In The Sky became the first and only exclusively Western music artist to join the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history.

In 1988 they recorded comedy skits for the album, “Riders Radio Theatre,” and launched the long-running international weekly radio show of the same name on public radio. And keeping pace with the ever-changing technological landscape, in 2006 “Ranger Doug’s Classic Cowboy Corral” debuted on XM Satellite Radio, still heard weekly on SiriusXM Channel 56.

The Lions Lincoln Theatre is located at 156 Lincoln Way E. in Massillon. Call 330-481-9105.


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