Tim LashleyTim Lashley

Drums

Born and raised in the Black Hills of Western South Dakota, Home of Western American Poet, Charles Badger Clark, Tim has had the opportunity to play and tour with a variety of bands in Montana and South Dakota over the years.  His father, Joe Lashley, a drummer and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was a big influence on Tim and his country music roots.  Tim currently resides in Helena MT with his wife Rika and sons Sam and Max. Tim is known as the “Dancing Drummer” and brings out his passion, energy, and love for traditional country music and playing the drums whenever he performs.

 


 

Johnny Pope

Johnny Pope

Bass

If it’s not calving, branding, hayin’, or shipping seasons, you may catch a glimpse of Johnny Pope,  slinking through “Rhythm Section” USA. With nothing but a bass fiddle & a limp,  he’s a sobering reminder to mothers everywhere,  not to let their cowboys grow up to be musicians. Wash down a dose of old Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, & Wayne Hancock, with a shot of Minor Threat,  & the Dead Kennedy’s,  & you get the idea.  So,  if you happen to spot this crippled,  tattooed cowboy hitting the stage,  raise yer glass & give him a cheers,  he needs it!

 

 


 

Clayton Parsons

Electric Guitar

Clayton ParsonsClayton Parsons is a Great Falls, Montana native who is a third-generation guitar player. He is a direct heir to the classic and tasteful “golden era” country guitar sounds of the 50’s and 60’s. His grandparents Ralph Parsons (guitar) and Betty Parsons (upright piano) played together in the thriving Great Falls music scene of the 50s-80s. Clayton’s father, Carl Parsons, considered by his peers to be one of the best classic honky-tonk pickers in Montana, began playing professionally in the early 70s and continues to play classic country music today. At the age of 19, Clayton set up an amp on stage; he’s been playing professionally ever since.

 

Clayton is very active in the Great Falls music scene where he resides with his wife Jana and young son Henry. Since 2001 he has played with the bands Pony Up, Big Sky Country, and the Montana Mountain Band. His longest engagement was eight years in the house band at VFW post 5590. As well as being a top call guitarist in the northern Montana area he has extensive touring experience throughout the Northwest.