Midnight Rodeo KC Band History & Bio's
Roger Villines: Bass Guitar
Worked as a band musician for over 30 years covered several different genres of music but country was what he cut his teeth on. Traveled a 4 state area in the late 70's and early 80's with country group Southwind. Moved to Nashville for a short stint and worked as a pick up road player for recording artists such as Gene Watson, Narvel Felts and Eddie Raven.. Returned to his home town of Kansas City and continued to play in several local bands in the area. His personal goal with Midnight Rodeo is to entertain the crowd(s), put a smile on their faces, have a good time with his Rodeo buddy's and follow his passion for music.
Grigg Haws: Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals
Is an accomplished guitarist, and singer.
Has played all over the US and internationally with various Nashville stars as well as rock bands, R&B groups and gospel. He is highly skilled in many styles and enjoys bringing this diversity to Midnight Rodeo. You can count on him for a good time!
Laura Lee Crandall ~ Drums, Vocals, Backup Vocals
Laura Lee Crandall is happiest when drumming! Originally from Oklahoma, Laura Lee moved to Kansas City to attend UMKC and loved the city so much she decided to stay. While she loves and has performed many genres of music on drums, Laura Lee grew up with country music in her ears and feels at home there. Making music that creates a connection with the audience is her goal every show she plays.
Jason Watson - Lead singer, Acoustic Guitar, backing vocals, harmonica
Jason Watson has been creating music for over 30 years. His primary motivation has roots in his Christian upbringing. Jason grew up with friends and family who set a great example of servant ministry. In his teens, Jason found his calling to ministry in the music that came so naturally to him. Through years of creative success in the Christian music community, Jason has written and performed his music for every occasion of life, from weddings to youth rallies and charities. He now finds joy in discovering creative ways to perform some of his favorite country songs while mixing in "countrified" versions of old southern rock and pop tunes. Jason prides himself on bringing the party to the audience both musically and visually. He has a blast performing and wants to make sure the audience is having a blast, too. Jason is an award-winning artist, previously celebrating a success with his tune "I am Here". It spent time on radio hit charts as well as winning several song writing and performance awards.
Mark Feoderer - Keyboards and backup vocals
Mark has been playing music since as he was able hold an instrument. Born in Lawrence Welk country in south central North Dakota, the first instrument he was handed was an accordion. As time went on, he began to play a variety of keyed and stringed instruments. Over the past 30 years, Mark has had the privilege of performing with numerous local and national acts which included a stint of semi-professional touring with a Southern Gospel trio throughout the 90’s, that consisted of himself and his two younger brothers. Mark enjoys a wide variety of music genre’s however his musical influences primarily included 80’s and 90’s country as well as many influential southern gospel quartets. Music has always been a large part of life for Mark and he plans to continue performing and sharing the gift of music whenever opportunity allows. Currently residing in Kansas City, Mark joined Midnight Rodeo in 2018 playing the keyboards and providing backup vocals.