"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


Open Range duo

Gourmet Cellar & Uncooked Wine and Cheese Bar, 208 W Park St, Livingston

Open Range duo, Ric and Linda perform 6-8 pm.

Swingin' Christmas Ball with Lucky Pockets & the Melody Rockets

Livingston Elks Lodge #246, 130 S 2nd St, Livingston, MT 59047

Once upon a time, our full western swing band went by the name "Lucky Pockets & the Melody Rockets". We've had a chance to gather some of our original players, and are bringing back our original name!

The Swingin' Christmas Ball is a chance to dress in your finest and swing your partners!

This is a family friendly fundraiser, adult tickets are $15 with $5 from every ticket going to the Livingston Food Resource Center and the Elks Lodge for their Christmas Basket program. $5 for ages 6-12.

Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/openrangeband for a link to the event page, and please join us!

See poster for ticket locations, or call Joanne at 406-599-1075

For more info visit the Lucky Pockets page on this website.

Shields Valley Farmers Market Harvest Dinner

Wilsall Dance Hall, Wilsall, MT

Fabulous dinner catered by Crazy Mountain Catering, with foods sourced locally. Cash Bar, doors open at 5, Dinner at 5:45. Dancing after dinner. $30/person or $50/couple, $150/table of 6 also $8/person for dancing only at 7pm 406-686-4444 for tickets


Mountain Sky Guest Ranch-Private



Jack & Wendy's wedding!


Livingston Mural Dedication

American Bank parking lot, Main St, Livingston, MT 59047

As part of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial Celebration on August 25th in Livingston, we are playing for the mural dedication in the American Bank parking lot. There will be tables and chairs set, and lots of room for dancing! Also, there will be a FLASH MOB to Home on the Range! Contact us for more info if you want to be part of the flash mob, or just show up.

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