Yampa Valley Boys
     Steve Jones & John Fisher
Yampa Valley Boys:  Steve Jones, John Fisher, cowboy music
Steve Jones and John Fisher     


The Cowboy Minstrel

John Fisher has been involved in folk and old time music for over 25 years. He has been performing cowboy songs and poetry for over 20 years.

John Fisher, the Banjo Buckaroo John, aka The Banjo Buckaroo, is a master of the 5 string, frailing, banjo with a style described as "clear, bright, and melodic". He currently plays an Ome Golden Minstrel Jubilee banjo, a Tennessee Crafters Model TN - 9.5 Resophonic Guitar, and a Johnson Octave Mandolin.

He performed with several folk/bluegrass groups during the 60's and 70's, and briefly traveled Northern Minnesota, and North Dakota with a troupe of independent folk music acts called Folk North. He was an Official Musician for the prestigious Lander, WY One Shot Antelope Hunt. John was involved with the Wyoming Old Time Fiddlers Association in the 70's and 80's, the Douglas, WY High Plains Old Time Music Festival and the Grand Olde West Days in Craig, Colorado throughout the 90's.

He and partner, Steve Jones are members of the Western Music Association, Academy of Western Artists, and the Colorado Bluegrass Music Association. As the Yampa Valley Boys, he and Steve have done over 1600 shows since 1999. As a solo performer, he was a regular entertainer at All Seasons - Bar Lazy L, Elk River Guest Ranch, and Vista Verde Guest Ranch.
John is also an experienced charity auctioneer; bringing wit, humor, and a commanding stage presence to his auctions. He has assisted such groups as Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Snow Ball, Walker-Lundquist Golf Tournament, Hospice, Morning Star Foundation, Steamboat Chamber Ambassadors, Strings in the Mountains, Perry Mansfield, Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, Ducks Unlimited, and the Steamboat Arts Council.
During performances at Corporate events, the Yampa Valley Boys have been known to conduct charity auctions between their music sets.
The Cowboy Minstrel's music is also available on CD released in May 2000, entitled: BANJO BUCKAROO.
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