Laugi Johannesson one of the original ''Whisky Jacks''.
Laugi Johannesson was an original member of the "Riverton Hootenanny".
Laugi had great knowledge for music. This gentleman also played with "Johnny and his Musical Mates" and "Fine Country Folk".
Laugi was always willing to entertain for special occasions through the years and was truly appreciated.
Laugi Johannesson and Einar Jonasson
These gentlemen were regular performers for the "Riverton Hootenanny".
Laugi and Einar could capture an audience with their perfect blend of voices. These gentlemen were popular though-out the Manitoba Interlake.
Their harmony added new dimension to the local entertainment groups. It wasn't long before they were making a name for themselves on the local circuit. They journeyed to Winnipeg, Manitoba and were crowned "King of the Saddle" on CJOB Radio's live talent show. In the space of four years, they wore the crown on eighteen different occasions for the radio's talent show, including a stint of eight consecutive weeks in 1957.
They were not only entertainers, they were best friends and spent many enjoyable times together.
Roy Gudmundson, one of the original Whisky Jacks.
23 April 2004
Roy Gudmundson, one of the original "Whisky Jacks", is known for his golden voice.
Roy has always been involved with the "Riverton Hootenanny".
Music has always been a part of his life. He encourages so many individuals to pursue their talent. Roy is also the lead singer in the band "Fine Country Folk", a true original.
Dick Johnson has been with the "Riverton Hootenanny" for more than thirty years.
This gentleman adds his vocal, guitar or keyboard to every performance.
Dick is involved with directing each hootenanny, a tuly talented individual with great versatility.
Fred Oleson Singer, guitar player, song writer
Fred Olson has been involved with the "Riverton Hootenanny" for more than twenty years. He brings his personality on stage with each performance. He is truly a talented individual.
A true folk singer that has been involved with the "Riverton Hootenanny" for close to a decade.
Brian is always ready to pick up his guitar and join in. Brian's roots will always bring him back home to Riverton.
Lorne is a passionate music lover and song writer as well as being a great singer and entertainer. He has inspired many musicians through the years. Lorne has been involved with the "Riverton Hootenanny" for more than 25 years.