The “Missouri Boatride” Bluegrass band was formed in the late 90’s when a group of family and neighbors began “jamming” together. A uniqueness of musical talent in instrumentals and vocals appeared and the group began receiving request to perform publicly. Performances have included the Branson’s American Star, Silver Dollar City and many unique venues throught the Branson, Missouri area.

Do you remember this famous movie scene?
Carpetbagger: Do you really think you can shoot all those men down before they shoot you? No, no, Mr. Josey Wales; there is such a thing in this country called justice!

Josey Wales: Well, Mr. Carpetbagger. We got somethin' in this territory called the Missouri boat ride. [shoots the rope hauling the ferry of redlegs across the river - leaving them free-floating downstream]

Justin SiffordJustin Sifford – Guitar. Justin is a charter member of the band since its inception in
the late 90's...He performed through high school and college at Silver Dollar City in it's entertainment venues. He was master of ceremonies and performed comedy at the Grand Country Comedy Jamboree for 5 years and was a vocalist, guitarist and comedian with the Sons Of the Pioneers at the Shepard of the Hills Homestead...He is lead vocalist and guitarist for the Boatride as well as humoring the audience with his well timed comedy...

Bob GideonBob Gideon – Banjo. Bob has performed at Silver Dollar City, Branson and many festivals across America.

Larry SiffordLarry Sifford – Bass. Larry emcees for the group and acts as the manager. He also hosts the annual Wooley Creek Bluegrass Festival which attracts hundreds of Bluegrass fans each fall to Cape Fair, Missouri.

Dean WebbDean Webb – Mandolin. Dean is best known for his six guest appearances on the Andy Griffith Show as one of the Darling Family. He has toured nationally with the Bluegrass group “The Dillards” and has even performed at Carnegie Hall. Dean was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame at the Ryan Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn. in October 2009.

Dennis PritchardDennis Pritchard Dennis is truly a fiddler player who has captured and accomplished the Ozark Mountain style of play...He has played fiddle since he was a boy, learning from the best of the old time fiddlers! He has performed at many fiddle contest, Silver Dollar City, Shepard of the Hills Homestead and many other venues...