The Great Outdoors is a Country/Variety band based in Fargo, ND. The band features dynamic vocals, fiddle, keys, guitars and drums. The Great Outdoors will get the crowd up on their feet. With a wide variety of songs and styles, the band gets the party started right.
The Great Outdoors Band has been around since 1998. The band's core members, Ramon Gonzalez (Vocals/Keyboards/Fiddle) and Bill "Taco" Eastep (Vocals/Guitar), have been working together since 2012. The two veteran entertainers bring a chemistry to the stage that, simply put, will get your toes tapping. There is no limit to what the band can throw out to an audience (well except maybe some hard core girl singer songs, and even then, they might give it a try). From blazing country fiddle tunes and current country radio hits to Chicago Blues and get your heart pumping Classic and 80's/90's Rock. These boys will get it done.
The Great Outdoors travels mostly in the Upper Midwest region spreading their brand of party atmosphere entertainment. They love performing in clubs, fairs and festivals all around North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming. The group has also been known to travel as far south as New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado. No place is too far.
The Great Outdoors has shared the stage with many national acts including Sawyer Brown, Neil McCoy, Billy Dean, Little Texas, Josh Gracin, Casey Donahough Band and many more.
The band has been a regular in Sturgis, SD for the Sturgis Motorcyle Rally every year since 2012. Every night they appear at the same campsite they call home during the rally, The Iron Horse Campground. They also perform throughout the rally in town at the Sidehack Saloon in the afternoons. Double gigging like old time road dogs. Some of the other many venues/events The Great Outdoors has had the privilege to perform include world famous Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, WY, the North Dakota State Fair, and The Cowboy Bar in Cheyenne, WY.
No matter where The Great Outdoors perform, it is obvious that the boys love their jobs. The enjoyment they get from playing their brand of music translates to the crowd. Let it be known, a good time will be had by all.