By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
An Amarillo band featuring a murderer’s row of local musicians will be in the spotlight at the next Yellow City Sounds Live concert.
Folk band Sadie's Rangers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Panhandle PBS studios, 2408 S. Jackson St.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and though the show is free, tickets are required; they can be picked up at the studio or reserved through this link. If you miss seeing the show in person, it'll stream live on FM90 and kacvfm.org and will be filmed for use at a later date.
Members Ronnie Fleming, Gary Wayne Thomason, Brad Van Valkenberg, Rick Faucett, Chris Hodges and Buddy Squyres released the band’s most recent album, Carnival, in 2016.
"We're all songwriters, and we all are in different bands, but we come together once a week over at Ronnie's house and share songs and help each other write songs," said Squyres, a former Panhandle PBS producer.
"It may be all of us who write on a song — contributing a line or a better chord progression," he said. "There's all kinds of things you may need a little help with."
The band's reputation is stellar in the community, said Mike Fuller, FM90 program director.
“You can apply six degrees of separation to the members of Sadie’s Rangers and touch 90 percent of the Amarillo music scene over the last 30 years,” Fuller said. “Their sound fuses folk, bluegrass, country, blues and more into a style all their own.”