Bosque River Band, February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019, David Partain sings and plays the Mandolin. He is retired and lives in the Norse community outside of Cranfills Gap, Texas. He became interested in Bluegrass music ten years ago after buying the Gaither Bluegrass home coming DVD?s. He told his wife that he wanted to learn to play ?that little guitar that Marty Stuart was playing?. He says, he didn?t even know what it was called. He started playing the mandolin 9 years ago at the age of 54 and never looked back! He had several wonderful people help him learn to play through the years including the members of the band. Kim Longenbaugh sings and plays the banjo. Born in the frozen north, but his parents brought him to live in Texas in 1959. Kim took classical piano lessons until his senior year of high school in 1972. He quit piano lessons because his teacher had a nervous breakdown (not because of him). He took up the banjo and has been making a joyful noise ever since. Kim enjoys spending time with his wife, Staci, and working on their new home together. Lane Westerfield also sings and plays the guitar. Lane grew up just east of Coryell City in the Prairie Chapel community. He still lives in the area, and when he?s not working or playing bluegrass, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. Scott Conrad, the bass player is the ?Rookie? for the Bosque River Band. He is a Bosque County native that grew up on the prairies of Garnersville which is Northeast of Clifton, Texas. Scott and wife, Vere, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He is co-owner of and works in a 50-year-old family-owned agricultural retail business. In 2011, his love of music was ignited when Santa surprised him at Christmas with a bass guitar, and he has not stopped since. His musical influences include Bob Wills, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakum, Robert Earl Keen, and Steve Anderson. He and his upright bass, Helga, enjoy bringing great music to listening ears.