Meet The Band

Steve Graham

St Joseph Mo born and Ozarks raised, Founder and lead vocalist/ drummer of the Honkytonk Renovators has had many musical influences in his life Time, from singing in church and high school choir to playing drums at age 19. A few years later Steve decided to move to the thriving music scene of Springfield/ Branson Mo. in the early 90’s and For several years Steve honed his skills as a rockabilly/ blues drummer, sharing stages with some top national blues acts such as Walter trout, Chris Duarte, and Watermelon Slim.

Blues music also took Steve to several blues festivals across the country and also gave him the opportunity to record with Grammy winning sound engineer, Vance Powell.

Steve founded the Honkytonk Renovators in 2009 and has performed from Nashville to Las Vegas,and world wide on RFDTV. Sharing stages with top acts such as Gene Watson, Joe Diffy, Jo Dee Messina, Wayne Hancock, Alseep at the Wheel and most recently the Cleverlys and also rising country artist Jake Worthington.

Steve’s love for Western swing and classic country music with strong 3 part harmonies, steel guitar, fiddle and a twangin’ tele is what drives him to keep the genre renovated as he likes to say.

Michael Johnson
Texas born, Michael Johnson , Played in several bands through the years and was a Star Search Champion in 1994, that led to playing with some of the popular national acts of the 90’s and 2000’s as a rhythm and lead guitarist. After almost an 6 year hiatus completely void of anything musical related he ventured out and played with a few bands locally in Springfield Mo. In 2012 Michael joined the Honytonk Renovators blending country honkytonk and experimental psychobilly and having fun doing it.

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Gene Mulvaney

Gene moved to Branson at the age of 18 and in 1981 started his steel guitar career in Theaters, TV productions, recording sessions, road touring & clubs. In the past 43 years of playing he has played with several artist such as Marty Haggard, Ray Stevens, Ferlin Husky, Cal Smith, Barbara Fairchild, Debbie Boone, T.G. Shepard, Colin Ray, Leonna Williams, Jeannie Seely, Rhonda Vincent, Mickey Gilley, Gatlin Brothers, Melody Heart, Splinter Middleton and was a member of Capital Recording Group “Mason Dixon”. Gene has since retired from the Branson Theatre business and is enjoying the opportunity to play in local clubs with fellow musician friends to have fun and further improve his improvisational skills and love of the Steel Guitar.

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Junior Marriott

Junior Marriott began playing rhythm guitar at the age of seven for his dad, who played the fiddle.  At age nine he was playing bass and at fourteen he began playing the fiddle.  At the age of sixteen he won the Missouri State Fiddle Championship, a title he has won multiple times. Junior has won various contests and other state championships including the Kansas State Fiddle Championship, Arkansas State Fiddle Championship, 5th place at the 2000 National Fiddle Championship in Weiser, Idaho, and was the Grand Lake Fiddle Festival Champion in 2006, 2007, and 2010. Junior enjoys  judging fiddle contests all over the United States, he has been in various bands for over 40 years, spent 8 years on the road with a country band, and now spends the majority of his time teaching fiddle and guitar students and hunting hounds.

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Dave Wilson

Newest member of the Honkytonk Renovators, Dave Wilson has been playing bass for 50+ years and in that time has worked with several local regional and has been lucky enough to work with legends, such as Mel Street , fiddling Frenchie Burke, and has also shared the stage with artist, such as Ricky Skaggs, Steve Warner, Waylon Jennings, Merl Haggard and Ricochet.

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