Cactus Country Band Profile
Cactus Country has been performing in South Texas and the Hill Country for
over 20 years. They perform at many festivals, conventions, private
parties, and trail rides, in addition to performing regularly at Leon Springs
Dancehall. They have been featured with
many Nashville stars including Rick Trevino, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy
Byrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris LeDoux, Clint
Black, Johnny Lee, Moe Bandy, Doug Supernaw, and even the Dixie Chicks before
they became famous! They have also performed with Tejano stars Roberto
Pulido, Emilio Navaira, and Patsy Torres, as well as Grammy award winner David
The band has performed on the Main Stage of the State Fair of Texas and
traveled internationally, playing in Costa Rica, Central America. They are
regular performers at the annual San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, as well
as the Fiesta Oyster Bake.
Brenda Dlugosh (vocals, keyboards) and Tony Franckowiak (pedal steel, backup
vocals, lead guitar) are a wife/husband combo. Longtime drummer Ralph Guzman is a veteran musician/songwriter
who has also released his own CD. Bassist/songwriter John Raygosa provides a strong foundation to the rhythm section.
Newest member Mark Odom is an experienced versatile vocalist and also an
award winning guitar player.
With strong male and female lead vocalists and three backup singers, the band can perform
a variety of music including the latest C&W hits, traditional country, oldies,
classic rock-n-roll, & even some Tejano hits. This diversity surprises many and allows
Cactus Country to please a wide range of audiences.
Click below to find out more about each member:
Brenda Dlugosh --- keyboards,
acoustic guitar, vocals
Mark Odom --- lead
Tony Franckowiak --- pedal steel, lead guitar, vocals
Raygosa --- bass, vocals
Ralph Guzman --- drums, vocals