PLEASE NOTE: All concerts are held at Terry Bison Ranch, Exit 2 on I-25 Service Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming. All tickets are general admission, all ages and can be purchased via PayPal on this site; in Fort Collins, CO at Rock 'N Robin's; and cash only at Ernie November record store in Cheyenne, WY. Terry Bison's Restaurant has a full menu and buffet, a full bar, lodging, cabins and camping. For lodging reservations, call the caring TBR folks at (307)634-4171

Joy Kills Sorrow & 

Finnders and Youngberg 

7 PM July 26th


"This Unknown Science" is the titile of their new album, but the phrase is more than apropos when describing the delicate complexity that is Joy Kills Sorrow.Canadian Folk Music Awards' "Traditional  Vocalist of the Year"  nominee and  winner of "Young Performer of the Year"  are  a few of the outstanding accolades which  lead-singer, Emma Beaton, holds. Her fluid vocals lament those bygone days of  jazz , yet make your heat soar.

Bassist/songwriter, Brigit Kearney, double-majored in jazz bass ant the New England Conservatory of Music and English at Tufts University. In 2006, she won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The brilliant Jacob Jolliff was Berklee School of Music's first full-ride scholarship mandolin player.

Wesley Corbett is one of the most methodical banjo players of the new generation. Touring nationally with Crooked Still and The Biscuit Burners, he currently teaches at Berklee School of Music. 


Finnders and Youngberg Guitarist  Mike Finders (pronounced finnders) is a two-time winner of the  Merlefest Songwriting Contest,providing the band with richly original songs and lead vocals. 

Aaron Youngberg on pedal steel and banjo gives the band list and contributes lead/harmony vocals with his wife, bassist  Erin Youngberg.  Both Youngbergs were formerly with Hit & Run Bluegrass, winners of the Telluride and the Rockygrass Band contests. 

Rich Zimmerman cranks on the mandolin, coming from hot Colorado bluegrass band Slipstream, which Rockygrass fiddle champion  and much in-demand session player Ryan Drickey sets the strings ablaze. 

As band-mates and individuals they have toured the United States and been hired as producers, engineers, and session musicians on many of the West’s most note-worthy American Music projects.  

This is an unbelievable lineup with some of the most talented roots musicians of this generation. This concert will lift you up and leave you absolutely  ecstatic.

Tickets $17 @ Ernie November (cash only), Rock 'N Robin, and PayPal

RUTS FEST 2013                      AUGUST 23-25TH






and a pastiche of the most talented Americana Artists from near and far.


Wheel Ruts Productions is thrilled to announce Ruts Fest '13. The festival will begin at 4 PM on Friday, August 23rd and end at 5 PM, Sunday, August 25th.

See the Ruts Fest Tab and  Call Terry Bison for camping, RV and lodging reservations!