The Band

Mike Rudoff -- Banjo, Vocals

Mike was born and raised in Maryland and moved to Wyoming with his family in 1991. He was introduced to music playing keyboards in his youth, but drifted away from it as so many of us do. Mike picked up the Banjo in 1985 and fell in love with the Bluegrass sound. He was a founding member of the White Mountain Boys in 1997. Mike continues to play and sing in his church and has found new joy picking his banjo strings to old Celtic standards.

Julie Gonder -- Bass Guitar, Vocals

Julie, a Wyoming native, lives in Green River with her family. She picked up the guitar as a child and switched to bass in high school playing mostly country music. She later added gospel to her repertoire and still plays and sings in her church band. Julie has embraced the music of Wyoming Wind and loves the tight harmonies of Bluegrass music.

Rich Jackson -- Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals

Rich, a Wyoming native, lives in Green River with his wife. He took up playing acoustic guitar and singing songs when he was thirteen and has been doing so ever since. In 1999 Rich joined the White Mountain Boys, an established Green River bluegrass band. He later picked up a mandolin and followed that with an interest in Celtic music.

Joe Lustik -- Fiddle

Joe and his wife moved to Wyoming in 2004 from Ohio. Joe was born in Kentucky, but didn't take to the high lonesome sound of mountain music until recently. Joe was classically trained on the violin and ventured into the fiddle realm with much trepidation, but the journey for him has been very rewarding.

Photography by Amy Anderson of Green River, WY