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Gino Ruberto & Durango
"LIVE AUDIO" Page


"GINO RUBERTO & DURANGO" * DEBUT PERFORMANCE: August 18th, 2001 - Opening act for SAWYER BROWN at "The Surf Ballroom" in Clear Lake, Iowa * FAREWELL PERFORMANCE: April 11th, 2003 - Opening act for BLAKE SHELTON at "The Medina Entertainment Center"


GINO RUBERTO and DURANGO spent 2001-2003 gallivanting across the Midwest, playing every nightclub, tavern, ballroom, and road house that would let us in the door. In that time, we were able to bring big smiles to the faces of club owners, bar staffs, and patrons alike. Some of the most talented musicians I've ever had the honor of working with were in this band. Together, we were a potent formula, but keeping a band united with all members happy, focused, and motivated is a tricky balancing act that required a smidge more patience and finesse than we were able to muster.

We had some unforgettable times together onstage and off, but our individual goals and artistic visions began to grow in vastly different directions. When we realized that a future of solidarity and teamwork was no longer possible, we made the difficult decision to part ways.

Emotions can run pretty high in such situations, but the bottom line is this: Alex, Chris, Chip, Shawn, and The Road Dawg weren't just "former business associates..." They (along with their zany dames: Joyce, Becky, Leslie, Vernie & Dixie) were like a second family to Nicole and me. (Comically dysfunctional? Definitely! But FAMILY, nonetheless...) I will always care about these people, and I truly wish them only the best that this mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world has to offer.


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THIS PAGE FEATURES:
ALEX NYHUS on Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals, & more!
WYLIE SWANGER on Acoustic Guitar, Bass, & Backing Vocals
NICOLE RUBERTO on Lead Vocals and Backing Vocals
CHIP KOEHLER on Bass & Backing Vocals
SHAWN OLSON on Drums
HARRY STOUT on Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
(All Anoka County Fair song links!)
ROGER PATCH on Lead, Acoustic, & Pedal Steel Guitars
ROCKIE LYNNE
(i.e. ROCKIE RASH) on Lead Guitar
GINO RUBERTO on Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Piano, & Acoustic Guitar

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Gimme Three Steps"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Alex and Wylie Pickin and a' Grinnin"
LIVE at "POVLITZKI'S On 65" in Spring Lake Park: 05-09-02

"I Don't Even Know Your Name"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Hillbilly Shoes"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Louisiana Saturday Night"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Minnesota Redneck"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Sold"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Pour Me"
*Featuring Nicole!
LIVE at "Robert's Off 10" in Mounds View: 02-23-02

"Ice Cream Man"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Wasted Time"
LIVE at "Mully's on Madison" in Mankato: 12-01-01

"Pride and Joy"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Working Man Blues"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"The Dance"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
LIVE at "Robert's Off 10" in Mounds View: 02-23-02

"God Bless the U.S.A."
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Honky-Tonk Woman"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Sit Down and Be Quiet"
LIVE at "Mully's on Madison" in Mankato: 12-01-01

"Desperado"
LIVE at "Mully's on Madison" in Mankato: 12-01-01

"Pink Cadillac"
LIVE at "Robert's Off 10" in Mounds View: 02-23-02

"We've Got Tonight"
LIVE at "Lake Pepin Golf Course" in Lake City, MN: 03-23-02

"Guitars and Cadillacs"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"True Companion"
LIVE at "Robert's Off 10" in Mounds View: 02-23-02

"Take It Easy"
LIVE at the Anoka County Fair: July 26, 2002

"Have You No Shame (Acoustic)"
LIVE at "Mully's on Madison" in Mankato: 12-01-01
And for this page's final song link...
Something you just don't normally hear from Gino Ruberto & Durango!

(You probably won't hear too many OTHER country bands breaking into THIS little ditty on the spur of the moment, either!)

It was recorded the first night ROCKIE LYNNE took the stage with Durango to temporarily cover our lead guitar duties. When it came time to do "Mustang Sally" Rockie used an ultra-funky guitar "wah-wah" pedal with that theme from "SHAFT" sound. (The stereotypical 70's porn music type funky guitar sound!) ...Um...er...or so I'm TOLD, anyway...

(Wocka-chicka-bomp-bow-wah-chicka-wocka-chicka!)

Click HERE to listen the little gem of a tune
that we somehow broke into next...

LIVE at "Mully's on Madison" in Mankato: 8-24-02


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Gino-Jenzy-Noodles-n-Alex: Acoustic Show LIVE VIDEO