Ranch Road 12 Hill Country Bluegrass Opens Susanna's Kitchen for Fall, 2009, in Wimberley, Texas
Ranch Road 12 Hill Country Bluegrass at Susanna's on Thursday evening, September 17th

Susanna's Kitchen presents Ranch Road 12 for the first featured performance of the fall. Ranch Road 12 is made up of a trio of outstanding performers which include Elliott Rogers, Janice Rogers, and Alan Munde. Also appearing with the group will be Billy Bright on Mandolin and Mike Montgomery on fiddle.

Elliott Rogers has been performing and writing for over 30 years. He has worked with songwriters, such as Townes Van Zandt, George Ensle, and Blaze Foley, and recorded with Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith and Robert Earl Keen. He was the lead singer/songwriter of New Mexicoís premiere bluegrass band, "Elliottís Ramblers" for 24 years, touring throughout the southwest. He won New Mexico Music Industry awards for "Best Song" of the year in 2000. His songs have been recorded by Jill Jones, Sawmill Road, The Bluegrass Patriots, and Sonís & Brothers.

Janice Rogers has been an accomplished harmony singer for over 4 decades. She plays a swinging upright bass with Ranch Road 12. She has accompanied her husband, Elliott, for 27 years as a duet and member of New Mexicoís premiere bluegrass band "Elliottís Ramblers." She has worked with songwriters such as George Ensle, Blaze Foley, and Townes Van Zandt.

Alan Munde needs no introduction to long-time Bluegrass fans. From his early creative work with Sam Bush in Poor Richard's Almanac to his traditional bluegrass apprenticeship with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys to his 21-year stint anchoring the landmark Country Gazette, Alan has blazed a trail as one of the most innovative and influential banjo players of all time. He was profiled in the June 2005 issue of Bluegrass Now magazine and was recently honored by IBMA with distinguished achievement award.
Billy Bright first introduced audiences to his unique brand of acoustic music in the late 1990ís while attending the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. Leaving Berklee, Billy began touring extensively with his own Two High String Band and with the Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet. He is currently playing with Two High String Band, Chojo Jacques, Hays County Burn Band, Slaid Cleaves, Eddie Collins, Ranch Road 12, Jesse Dalton, Dennis Ludiker.

Although classically trained on the violin, Mike Montgomery grew up immersed in recordings of Old Timey and Bluegrass music, and began fiddling almost immediately. Since returning to Texas five years ago, he has played with Hard To Make a Living (HTML), Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, The Two High String Band, and Ranch Road 12.

Susanna's Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church usually on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall and is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for children, childcare is available from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Pie from Wimberley Pie Company, organic coffee from Hill Country Natural Foods, and hot tamales are always available. Doors open at 7:00 pm, with music starting at 7:30. This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.