The Band

Carved out of friendship and passion for country music, Western Bred hit the Arizona music scene in the early 1980’s. Blending strong vocals with high energy music and a commitment to entertain, Western Bred quickly became a favorite in Phoenix area honky tonks and dance clubs. In 1989, legendary Phoenix night club (Mr. Lucky’s) hired Western Bred as the house band. This spawned an opportunity to share the stage with local country music icon, and club owner J David Sloan. Together they would spend the next fourteen years entertaining folks from the stage of Arizona’s #1 country music night club, performing 5 nights a week, along with a strict rehearsal schedule; this would prove to be a great platform to mold the band into a craftful music force. This venue would also bring the opportunity to work shows with recording artists such as Kenny Chesney, Mark Chestnut, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, Waylon Jennings, and many more. With the heightened popularity and demand for the band, Western Bred would perform at many other venues as well. Rodeo’s, concerts, corporate parties, dances, etc.… This busy performance schedule would cast the band in front of thousands of country music fans each year and helped earn Western Bred the title “Arizona’s Best Country Band” (Arizona Republic).

Western Bred, deep rooted in Arizona country music and southwestern culture, this seasoned band continues to share great music and fun with folks everywhere.


Western Bred

Rob Ywanauskas – Keyboards & Vocals

Jaylon Shane – Sound Engineer & Band Manager

Count Erb – Drums

Mike Beck – Guitar & Vocals

J. David Sloan – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle & Vocals

Jerry Donato – Saxophone


The New River Horns

Jerry Donato – Saxophone & Flute

Doug Robinson – Trombone

Bill Maley – Trumpet