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With lyrical vocals and lively old time acoustic style, Tallgrass Express shares a lively mix of
familiar classics plus original songs celebrating the Flint Hills - taking listeners to a world of
stunning landscapes, skilled cowboys and spunky cowgirls, western romance and humor,
runaway horses, Indian buffalo hunts, old trail days, early abolitionist heroes, and lovely
prairie walks among native birds, grasses and wildflowers.
Formed in 2004, the band features rancher-songwriter Annie Wilson of rural Elmdale, named
the “Flint Hills Balladeer” by Kansas in recognition of her many songs about the Flint Hills
landscape and ranch life. Other members include the talented Carl Reed of Manhattan, Jim
Versch of Marion, and Brent Entz of Walton.
Tallgrass Express concerts present the group in their trademark historic western dress,
performing a variety of musical genres: folk, bluegrass, country, western, and blues. All are
interpreted through the group’s vocal harmonies and musical skills on mandolin, banjo,
harmonica, guitar and bass.
The band has now recorded 46 songs on three CD volumes in their all-original “Songs of the
Kansas Flint Hills” series. As member Annie Wilson asserts, “The Flint Hills are worth singing
about!” For more information and music samples, see www.tallgrassexpress.com.
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