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.
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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Hey folks, a BIG thanks to all of you who came out to see us this past Saturday Night at the Prior Lake VFW! It was great to be back and great to see all of you who attended. We hope you made it to the steak fry before our show and enjoyed the fabulous food and cool refreshments.
We had a blast! We had so much fun, our first set lasted a whole THREE HOURS without taking a break. Then after only a very short 15 minute intermission, we performed another full hour, while you all danced and sang along with. Thanks so much for helping to make this night a success for all of us! We'll be back at the Prior Lake VFW on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. See you all there!
Thanks to all of you that have braved the flooded roads and rainy nights 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! You are a crazy, fun, brave lot to go out on those rainy, stormy nights and tear up the dance floors, listening to our brand of real Country Music that we all love so much! Be sure to drop us a line by email or telephone and let us know what you think about our band and what you like to hear.
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 2013 a very fun year 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.
We're coming back to the St. Boniventure Fall Church Festival in September. If you've ever been there, you will have to agree that it is THE biggest, best, most fun church festival ever!
May all you, friends, fans, and club owners/managers be in good health and happiness this year and many more to follow! "Thanks Alot!
The Dakota Ramblers Band