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Red Willow Band Reunites for Sioux River Folk Festival

Carol Robertson

From the mid-1970's through the early 80's, the Red Willow Band was one of the most popular groups in South Dakota. They traveled the state and region with their modern style of country swing. The original members are reuniting for performances on Friday and Saturday at the Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park. Hank Harris, Chris Gage and Kenny Putnam joined Dakota Midday and remembered their time as band mates and the influence playing in the Red Willow Band had on their subsequent music careers.


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