"Music that captures the spirit of the West"
Open Range is the duo of Ric Steinke & Linda Hausler, from the wide open spaces of the Shields Valley in Montana. 

“Whatever it was that brought Ric & Linda together as a duo,no one can deny that it was absolutely meant to be.”  American Western Magazine - Taylor Fogarty

Awards and nominations:

2014 Top Nominee, Best Western Duo/Group, WMA
2013 Top Nominee, Best Western Duo/Group, WMA
2011 Top Nominee, Outstanding Instrumentalist, WMA
2010 Best of the Best Harmony Award, Western Music Association
2010 Top 5 Nominee, Best Western Duo, WMA
2009 Top 5 Nominee, Best Western Swing Group, WMA
2008 Marilyn Tuttle Harmony Award, WMA
2005 Best New Original Dance Tune, United Country Western Dance Council

Previous events

Harvest Dinner-Fundraiser for the Shields Valley Farmers Market

Wilsall Dance Hall, Wilsall, MT

Dinner by Crazy Mountain Catering, reservations ahead of time $30/person $15/child 12 and under. Call Cathy if interested at 406-686-4084. Or come just for dancing at 8pm. Free will donation for dancing only.

Open Range & the Swing Stampede

Sacajawea Inn, Three Forks, MT

Dance is held outdoors in the party pavillion at the historic Sacajawea Inn, 1:00-5:00, (instead of the normal venue, Manhattan Legion) $8 cover, drinks and food available.

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