Flying W Wranglers
ABOUT THE FLYING W WRANGLERS
The world-renowned Flying W Wranglers are the second oldest western singing band in the world. Their stunning three-part harmonies, superb instrumentation, and clean bunkhouse humor have delighted over seven million people since 1953. There have been over 59 individuals that have been a part of the Flying W Wranglers with several of them performing for the Ranch for more than 30 years. The Flying W Wranglers have performed in many parts of the world including USO tours in Vietnam during the war, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, London England, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Flying W Wranglers have been staged in local and national television commercials, have performed with world-class symphonies, have sung at major sporting events, and have won a wide variety of musical awards.
The Flying W legacy was created by Russ and Marian Wolfe, who, in 1953, had a vision to to keep the Old West alive and to be a blessing. They did both for decades. Sadly, in 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire consumed the much beloved Icon. The Wranglers were now homeless. Now, with much anticipation, starting in July of 2020, the Wranglers will once again grace the stage in a stunning new facility. To make sure the re-birth lives up to its legacy, over 300 individuals were auditioned before offers were extended to the following five highly talented performers. Prepare to be blessed.
Seth Weil was raised in a small cattle and ranching community in central Idaho, Seth took up the fiddle at the young age of 11. Self-taught, Seth Weil has a fiddle style all his own. Passionate, gifted, and humble, Seth holds the traditions of Cowboy Western music close and continues to produce sounds of the Silver Screen that light up the world.
Jesse Friesen was nine years old when he began playing music for tips at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper in Kansas. When he was 18, Jesse joined the Prairie Rose Rangers as lead singer/guitarist and remained with the band for ten years. Jesse has recorded Michael Martin Murphey, Rex Allen Jr., the Sons of the Pioneers, the Riders in the Sky, and Kansas. He recently produced the soundtrack for the Wrangler award-winning film, “Home on the Range”, and has produced songs for the film, “Road to Valhalla,” a Western Heritage Wrangler Award recipient. Jesse’s overarching talent is evident the moment he takes the stage.
Ross Huskinson is an accomplished musician and song writer. Ross plays the pedal steel, lead guitar, lap steel, and acoustic guitar. He is a published writer of Christian music with cuts by Ricky Skaggs and Jesus Culture. He spent two decades in Nashville. Ross hails from a family with deep musical roots. His father sang with Slim Whitman and his grandmother played the piano and sang for the church choir. Ross enjoys mentoring others and always has his hand in a new song. His superb musical abilities allow him to perform with a calm yet commanding stage presence.
Aaron Weil has been a touring musician from the age of 12. Aaron and his family performed gospel bluegrass music throughout the United States through 2004. Aaron won the Jr. National yodeling championship award, has performed opening concerts for Ricky Skaggs, won Idaho’s Got Talent, and at age 16 was offered a position with the Sons of the Pioneers. Since 2005, Aaron has been touring the country as a Contemporary Christian music artist. Aaron’s melodic voice and his outstanding guitar and mandolin skills will make your heart sing.
Cassy Weil is the first female Wrangler in the history of the Flying W! She has been performing western music for nearly twenty years; performing with the Bar G Wranglers from 2010 through 2019, entertaining guests at Bryce Canyon, Utah. Besides having a beautiful voice, she is very musically talented. In addition to playing upright bass with the Flying W Wranglers and singing, she also plays wonderful rhythm guitar. Cassy's amazing voice and musical talents are are perfect match for the Flying W, and the unique dynamic she brings, being married to Seth, make her the perfect first Lady-Wrangler.