The Rangers Welcome Ben Perea on Banjo!

Please help us make welcome, on the 5-string banjo, 5-time state champ, Ben Perea! Catch Ben's first show this Saturday night at the Smokehouse.

Big fun at Uncle DT’s!

We had a blast last night at Uncle DT's Smokehouse. Thanks to everyone who came to the show!

Down to the Mine Festival in Madrid

High Desert Rangers take the stage Saturday night, September 23rd at the Down to the Mine Festival in Madrid, NM. Peter Rowan with Detroit Lightning headline the show!

High Desert Rangers

David Thom, mandolin
Ben Perea, banjo
Zeke Severson, upright bass
Jon Graboff, guitar

Meet the Band

Jon Graboff

Jon’s first professional gig was playing in a bluegrass band and after many twists and turns, playing on a variety of instruments with a variety of performers like Iris Dement, Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams and Cyndi Lauper, he’s making a full circle to some early roots.

Ben Perea

Ben Perea, 5-time New Mexico state banjo champion (until he was told he had to start being a judge!), is a musician extraordinaire. Whether he’s playing banjo or guitar, Ben never misses a beat (and rarely a note!). He started playing banjo at 16 and joined the band before he was old enough to be in establishments requiring IDs at the front entrance.

Zeke Severson

Zeke has been in New Mexico for 30+ years, and is a member of the band South by Southwest, which has been in existence since before it was a festival!

David Thom

Or Uncle DT as he’s known at work, DT has been playing bluegrass since 1994, and has worked with the likes of Phil Lesh, David Grisman, Laurie Lewis and Don Rigsby, to name a few.

Show Dates!

Date City Venue Country
05/26/24 Santa Fe, NM House Concert United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: 25.98. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
06/22/24 Albuquerque Private Wedding United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.

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