Lauralee Northcott is the “mighty little” bass player and one third of Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band's unique vocal sound. A founding member, Lauralee has been playing with the band since 1999. She has written many of their signature songs, including "Eastside Cascades" and "Movin' Mud", and lyrics for "The Water is Wide". She began her bass guitar career in 1978, and earned her way through graduate school playing with a classic country band. In addition to her musical accomplishments, she was a wilderness cook and guide from 1983 to 2014, spending much of her summers on horseback in the Pasayten and Sawtooth Wilderness areas of Washington State. For four years, she was the radio host of "The Dollar Watch Cowboy Show", and spent nine years as host of the live cowboy music comedy show, "The Dollar Watch Jamboree", writing the scripts with Dave McClure, cowboy poet.
These days when this cowgirl isn't traveling with Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, she is weaving pine needle baskets. Her artistic creations are exceptionally beautiful and durable, carrying the culture of weaving in every lovely coil. You can see a slide show of her work by going to www.winthropgallery.com. She will make a custom basket for you, sing you a song, stay for dinner, and tell you several tall tales. It's probably cheaper to buy a CD!
Lauralee is the booking agent for the band. She can be reached at: Yodel@HorseCrazyCowgirlBand.com.
Jennifer Epps is the harmonica player, percussionist, and one third of the vocal harmony for Horse Crazy. For the past 18 years, Jennifer worked as a part-time ranch hand in the Methow Valley. If she wasn't chasing cows on horseback for the neighbors, she was busy working on her own ranch, caring for her horses, dogs and cats. She also worked through the summer months as a guide and wrangler in the Pasayten Wilderness, close to the Canadian border. Her greatest love is music, so she recently moved to a house in the historic district of Ellensburg, WA, with easy Interstate access for the StageCoach. She loves music and knows how to bring the audience with her into the truly wonderful world of western music. Jennifer holds a valid driver's license in the state of Washington. She thinks the reason Lauralee and Judy keep pointing this out is because no one else actually wants to drive. From time to time, it's been suggested Jennifer might have gotten lost, but her trusty compass has confirmed every time that they were, indeed, heading straight West! (Where else would you expect cowgirls to go?) Jennifer can also be found with Judy Coder in a duo known as Notable Exceptions.