Colonel Ford is one of St. Louis’ finest musical offerings. Named by the River Front Times as the Best Traditional Country Band, their lonesome melodies and familiar twang fire up the dance floor and get the honky-tonk to jumpin’.
The members of Colonel Ford are all experienced musicians and masters of their respective instruments. Gary Hunt, long-time pillar of the St. Louis music scene who has toured with several national headlining acts, trades lead guitar licks with John Horton, whose name you may recognize from several other notable bands including the Bottle Rockets, and vocals with Dade Farrar. Dade’s raucous, stand-up bass slap fits perfectly with the steady beat of seasoned drummer Danny Kathriner to form the group’s solid rhythm foundation.
Colonel Ford also features Justin Branum on the fiddle, winner of the 2010 Grand Masters National Fiddle Contest,and usually a guest member, Jay Farrar, Bob Breidenbach, Eddie Lang, on steel guitar. The musical chemistry within the band is an incredible thing to behold and their diverse selection of classic country and western swing keeps things fun and lively all the way till last call.