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Dusty Chaps and the City Slickers

Dusty Chaps and the City Slickers

Band Members:

  • Dale Thomas (Vocals, guitar, bass)
  • Tom Davis (Vocals, drums)
  • Ed Francisco (Vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass)
  • Dan Shirey (Vocals, guitar)
  • Nelson “Woody” Wood (Pedel Steel Guitar, dobro, harp, guitar, bass)
  • Ron Williams (Bass, vocals)

Dusty Chaps Band – The Yesterpickers – (Guitar)     dale9207@att.net

(Dusty Chaps Custom Guitars)


Here’s a Link to my site with My guitar page


Comedy song “The Pretender”   (YouTube)

Roy Clark and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown on Austin City limits T.V. show in 1981.
Backed By Dale Thomas on Bass, Tom Davis on Drums,
Cal Freeman on Steel guitar, Ron Fray on Rythrm Guitar and Harp, Garland on keyboards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoeBEFDrnZs&NR=1 5:28


Ron Williams Ron has played with many well known names. The Williams family a natonal bluegrass group. Ronnie Fray, Chuck “Bob Carnes among others. A veteran on the Stage. He is one of the first members of The Dusty Chaps Band. Ron Plays Bass, guitar, Mandolin, and Vocals.

Ed Francisco, Eddie Was born and raised in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. at the Age of 5 he started singing in Local churches in the West Michigan area. at the Age of 10 yrs old he was scouted By Pappy Neal McCormick and Peggy O Neal from the Grand ol opry. This Led to them Taking Eddie To Nashville Tenn. To record his first 45 L.P. record. Eddie began performing the gospel music circuit and recording till he was 17 yrs old. He has made 5 45s and 5 albums of gospel music. He relocated to Grand Rapids Michigan in 1977. Eddie Has performed on the Green Valley Jamboree, as well as concert venues with Eddy Raven, Earl Thomas Conley, Jim Ed Brown, Nat Stucky, Tom Wopat, Narvel Feltz among others.

Eddie Francisco, Ron Williams,

Dusty Chaps (aka Dale Thomas)…Guitar & Vocals. Dusty Chaps is a Master Guitarist…especially in the field of Country, Swing, & Chickin’ Pickin’. His talents were developed early in life in Buffalo, New York. Dusty is very entertaining on stage with his ability to front a band…communicate with his audience..and keep listeners eyes & ears focused on his excellent guitar playing. Dale has toured nationally with such musical luminaries as..5-time ‘Entertainer of the Year’ & Grammy Award winner Roy Clark, Blues Great Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, RCA’s Gary Stewart (session & live performance), Johnny Rodriguez, Eddie Rabbit, Gene Watson, Capitol Record’s Artist Larry Ballard and Hee Haw’s ‘The Round Mound of Sound’ Kenny Price. Dale has apeared On P.B.S.’s “Austin City Limits” Backing Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown. He has performed all areas of the United States, canada, Greenland, and the far east.

Tom Davis has toured and performed with such musical luminaries as Roy Clark , five time Grammy winner, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown , B.B. King , The Oak Ridge Boys , and Barbara Mandrell to name a few. He has played in all areas of the United States and has also been fortunate to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Brussels, Belgium, London, England, and toured the Soviet Union. He has appeared twice on the popular PBS series, “Austin City Limits” with two different artists, the “Hee Haw” series on syndicated television in the U.S, and also performed on Russian TV.

Tom Davis and Ron Williams

Dale Thomas, Nelson “Woody” Wood,

Dusty Chaps and The City Slickers

Dale and Ed

Nelson “Woody” Wood … Pedal Steel Guitar. Nelson has been playing guitar since his teens…starting with Rock & Roll..moving into Blues..Folk Music..and eventually Country & Western. From 1980 through 1997..Woody played Pedal Steel Guitar throughout the Detroit Metro area. Moving to the West Michigan area in 1997…Woody has been heard playing Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, 6-string Guitar and Harmonica in several well-known bands.

Dusty Chaps Jam Band

The Dusty Chaps Trio

The City Slickers


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