wayne brown

duane wavra

At an early age, Rocky was exposed to the music of the legendary Hoyle Nix and his West Texas Cowboys. Rocky’s parents took him along to dances at The Stampede in Big Spring, where his love for the fiddle and country and western swing music was born. He was lucky to witness some of the finest dance music ever!

On his fifth birthday, his parents bought him a fiddle and took him to Jody Nix for his first lessons, where the “fire” was lit that still drives him today. In his teenage years, Rocky learned easy tunes by ear, and realized he wanted to be a serious fiddle player. He received several scholarships to South Plains College including the Tiny Moore Memorial scholarship, a huge honor to Rocky! During his college years he took lessons from Ricky Boen and Ricky Turpin.


Rocky has had the honor to play with several bands in the past ten years that play the music he loves, including some of his heroes. He is appreciative of the people who have allowed him to play, and further his knowledge of real country music and western swing, including: Justin Trevino, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Fiddlin’ Frenchie Burke, Curtis Potter, and many other great musicians.

 

Rocky currently lives just south of Seguin, Texas and has assembled some great musicians to form the Rocky King Band.

rocky king

Duane grew up in Columbus, Texas with a family of musicians. His father and two brothers played in dance bands. Duane's earliest memories are of going along to the dances where they played and wishing he could get up onstage and play too. In 1981, when he was 11 years old he started playing bass in his brother's band. Eventually he was playing trombone, trumpet, sax and clarinet.

 

When he was in high school Bob Wills and Ray Price really got him into country music. Then Duane got some Johnny Bush recordings and that was it. That driving 4/4 Shuffle was where it was at and Duane became a Bush fanatic. In 1991 a dream came true when he was asked to join Johnny Bush and the Bandoleros . He worked with Bush for 9 years and was fortunate enough to record with him. John was kind enough to sing "Adriana's Song" at Duane's wedding. The great bass players Bob Moore and Junior Huskey are a big influence on Duane's playing style. As far as favorite singers, Johnny Bush, Ray Price, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, and Curtis Potter are at the top.

 

Duane lives in the Frelsburg area with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys hunting, collecting records and visiting with friends while listening to good music. He is enjoying working with Rocky and the Band, playing the music they love.

Wayne’s earliest memories are of singing—- in church, family events, and such.

Two uncles and an aunt played guitar and inspired him to become an entertainer. 28 years ago a friend drug him to a talent show at the Alvin Opry.

 

Since then, he has performed at more than 40 opries. He brings a mix of Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Vern Gosdin, and Ray Stevens.

 

He has been married to Linda for 40 years. They live in Manvel, TX. They have two daughters and the three sweetest grandkids in the world!!

Featuring the awesome talents of

THE FARM STREET OPRY BAND

Big John Mills

Big John Mills

Lead Guitar

Frank Cavitt

Frank Cavitt

Keyboard

Charlie Irwin

Bass Guitar

Rick Connell

Drums

Craig Schmidt

Pedal Steel Guitar

Don Raby

Fiddle

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