The Band

The Bar-M Wranglers perform at the Bar-M Chuckwagon seven miles north of Moab, Utah. Just outside Arches National Park, the Bar-m is set in an Old West town with a gift shop, saloon, games and breathtaking views of the desert, Arches and the LaSal mountains. As the sun sets, guests enjoy gunfight re-enactments, an authentic cowboy supper and a live western stage show featuring the Old West music and comedy of the Bar-M Wranglers. Rain or shine, the cowboy supper and music show are held in a beautiful, climate-controlled, barn style dining room.

Alan Brown – Head Wrangler, Electric and Acoustic Lead Guitar, Lead and Harmony Vocals. Originally from central Illinois, Alan toured through out the U. S., Canada and Europe with the internationally famous group Up With People. Alan performed for many years in New York, Atlantic City and Nashville before moving to Utah and taking over the Bar-M Chuckwagon. He sports a fine handlebar mustache and is also the Camp Cook!

Valerie Hunt Brown – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin. A Utah native, Valerie played the night club scene in Salt Lake City before moving to Nashville. In Nashville she toured with recording artist Terri Gibbs and was one-third of the music and comedy trio Ethel and the Shameless Hussies. The “Hussies” recorded one album for MCA records, appeared on numerous TV shows and toured extensively. The group disbanded in 1990. Valerie is thrilled to be back home in Utah!

Clay Maxam hails from the great Northwestern United States. He played music professionally back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and then took a break from his music career to pursue other goals. An energetic retiree and RV traveler, Clay decided to dust off the pedal steel guitar and resume his musical interests. Clay is featured nightly in the Bar-M shoot-out and stage show. He shines on the intricate pedal steel guitar and also plays the Dobro in the Bar-M show. He is an integral part of the Bar-M operation as well as a fabulous addition to the Bar-M Wranglers band. Clay and his lovely wife Judi are proud parents and grandparents. They are now full time Moab residents.

Dave Steward is originally from New Jersey and has lived in the Moab area for 23 years. He plays lead guitar and bass, and sings in the Bar-M Wranglers. David has been playing the guitar most of his life and enjoys many styles of music. He performs jazz, classical and rock as well as cowboy music. David has a CD of original music called “Wild West Heart” and also a CD of classic cowboy songs called “Call of the Canyon.”