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Cactus Country Band Profile

Cactus Country has been performing in South Texas and the Hill Country for over 25 years.  They perform at many festivals, conventions, private parties, and trail rides, in addition to performing regularly at the Quihi Gun Club.  They have been featured with many Nashville stars including Jon Conlee, Midland, Restless Heart, Jana Kramer, Rick Trevino, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris LeDoux, Clint Black, Johnny Lee, Moe Bandy, Doug Supernaw, and even the Dixie Chicks before they became famous!  They have also performed with Tejano stars Roberto Pulido, Jay Perez, Raulito Navaira, and Patsy Torres, as well as Grammy award winner David Lee Garza.

The band has performed on the Main Stage of the State Fair of Texas and traveled internationally, playing in Costa Rica, Central America.  They are regular performers at the annual San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, as well as the Fiesta Oyster Bake. 

Original members Brenda Dlugosh (vocals, keyboards) and Tony Franckowiak (pedal steel, backup vocals, lead guitar) are a wife/husband combo.  Longtime bass player Jim Patterson has perfomed on Cruise ships for 5 years also toured the USA with a tribute band.  Regina Matthews is a fiddling sensation who won several Texas Fiddling championships.    Versatile drummer Adam Arevales has toured with Tejano artist Shelly Lares.  The group has a vast amount of experience and styles of music.

With strong male and female lead vocalists and three backup singers, the band can perform a variety of music including the latest C&W hits, traditional country, oldies, classic rock-n-roll, & even some Tejano hits.  This diversity surprises many and allows Cactus Country to please a wide range of audiences.

Click below to find out more about each member:

     Brenda Dlugosh  ---  keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals

     Jim Patterson ---   vocals, bass

     Tony Franckowiak  ---  pedal steel, lead guitar, vocals

    Regina Matthews--- Fiddle, percussion

     Adam Arevalos  ---  drums, vocals
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