The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take to the stage, listeners leave behind their busy life and settle into a time long ago – a time of the singing cowboy.
As a general rule, the formation of any successful musical organization relies on leadership through authenticity. Babe Humphrey, Trail Boss of the Bar J Wranglers, is the icon of the cowboy singer. He has been in the western music business over 40 years with stints on the Grand Ol’ Opry, TNN and hundreds of live performances all over the world. Babe is a master of 4-part harmony exuding a rich baritone and bass voice while acting as emcee and playing both lead and rhythm guitar.
Scott Humphrey, Babe’s oldest son, has been in the group since 1986, adding to the group one of the truest tenor voices ever heard. Scott’s smooth voice and equally smooth rhythm guitar add a unique dimension to the group’s overall sound.
Bryan Humphrey, Babe’s youngest son, has been in the group since 1989. Bryan’s commanding lead voice has been hailed as the best in the business by many, and his dynamic yodeling is unparalleled. Bryan also plays the “doghouse” bass and has proven himself a prolific western song composer.
Tim Hodgson, Babe’s “adopted” son, has also been with the group since 1989. Tim plays the fiddle and joined the group with many impressive credentials, including being 4-time Idaho State Champion Fiddler, 2-time U.S. Open Fiddler and 2-time National Men’s Champion Fiddler. Tim rounds out the vocals singing tenor and high baritone.
Donnie Cook joined the group in 1999. His mastery of the flat-top guitar, steel guitar and banjo has added yet another layer to the Wrangler’s extensive musical repertoire.
Danny Rodgers recently joined the Bar J group moving to Jackson Hole from Chugwater, WY. He brings his smooth bass voice to the group to round out the vocal sound. Danny is excited to be joining the Wranglers so welcome him to the group!