Welcome to FriendsOnTheRange

Jim Ganahl and Carol Booth have been playing music and singing songs together since 1995. They live on the southern shore of Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota, not too far from the Iron Range, and so they call themselves FriendsOnTheRange when they perform in public. Jim plays the accordion and the trumpet. Carol plays the piano. Their musical repertoire includes everything from Irish Jigs to Cowboy Ballads. They've written several songs of their own, and they've also rewritten the lyrics for a number of traditional folk songs and holiday carols.
Although Jim and Carol now play most of their music at home, they are still available to provide entertainment for special occasions either as a couple or in a larger ensemble with some talented musical friends. FriendsOnTheRange is a perfect choice for a traditional wedding dance or a community event or an anniversary celebration.

Jim and Carol have both learned the unique skill of playing a tune and calling a dance at the same time. Their dance programs are designed to meet the special requirements of each group of dancers. All dances are taught. No experience is necessary.

From 1998 to 2010 FriendsOnTheRange was the house band for the Home On The Range Community Dance Association. Over this period of twelve years Home On The Range sponsored more than one hundred community dances in Ely, Tower, Virginia, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, International Falls, and Brimson.

Solstice Songs

Cowboy Songs

Original Songs

Religious Songs

Songs For

9067 East Wakemup Village Road
Cook, Minnesota 55723