The Dakota Ramblers Band originated in South Dakota in 1956 and has been in continuous operation. The two founding members, Goody Johnson and Mel Mertz left this band with a legacy and deep roots in Real Country Music that we are proud to carry on to this day.
The Dakota Ramblers Band continues to fill dance halls and dance floors with true Honky Tonkin', real Country Music......the way it used to be done ....just Real Country.
We thank all past, former members of this band for their contributions along the way . This band has evolved thru many changes over the years in personnel, show format and business operations.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to leave comments or questions or drop us a line via email or a phone call. Thanks to all of you who have been supporting and following this little band for all of these years, and thanks to all of you new Dakota Ramblers followers....we appreciate each and every one of you! Don't forget to check out our videos on YouTube . We'll see you at our next show!
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We are extremely proud to announce that on October 26, 2014, The Dakota Ramblers Band was inducted into the "LEGENDS of SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION". The induction was held in Mitchell, South Dakota. This is the greatest honor this band has ever received and we are truly humbled and grateful. Words cannot express our appreciation to the Board Members of the Legends of South Dakota Country Music Association, its members, and to all of our fans and friends who have supported this band thru out the years and helped us to keep Real Country Music alive and well. Thank you!
Thanks to all of you that have braved the flooded roads, high humidity and rainy nights this past Summer to join us in the fun, music and dancing at all the bars, clubs and dance halls. We really appreciate each and every one of you!
We record video at almost every show we do. Our plan is to post more of these up on the web for you to see and enjoy anytime you want. It's all in the works, so stay tuned for more info on those new videos.
If you have a favorite club near your home town you'd like us to perform at, let us know and we'll do our best to get there for you. We'll travel to just about anywhere, so don't hesitate in telling us.
Thank you to all of you that helped make 2014 a very fun year so far for The Dakota Ramblers Band! We'd really like to give a special thanks to all of the club owners and managers who keep hiring us back to entertain for them. A huge thanks to the Friends of Rush River folks, who keep having us back year after year! Those cowboys and cowgirls sure do treat us well! We'll see you there next year on March 7, 2015.
The Dakota Ramblers Band