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Tony Conroy
Tony Conroy


Young TonyThe young Tony Conroy grew up on a cattle and wheat ranch in Central Oregon where he was heavily influenced by country/western music of the 1960's and '70's. Listening to radio station KRCO out of Prineville, Tony came to love Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Merle Haggard and many other artists including Flatt & Scruggs and Berle Ives. At age 15 he got his first opportunity to entertain others when he was asked to play bass guitar for the area's most popular country band, the "Country Rebels".


Tony Over the next three years he played all the local bars, lodges, fairs, rodeo's and Grange Hall dances while practicing endless hours with his bass in the ranch's "bunkhouse". During his senior year in high school he received two "Louis Armstrong Jazz Awards", which his school granted for vocal and instrumental work in stage band and jazz choir.

Tony2After graduating high school he left for Portland to study music and play with various rock bands. In his early '20's Tony joined a gospel/pop group led by Alan Kuatt, which toured the Northwest playing various churches and festivals. At age 25, he returned to his country music roots with lifelong friend Lee Anderson where he played for the world famous "Pendleton Round-Up" rodeo fans and many other similiar events.

Group picIn his late 20's Tony joined the long-time popular southern rock band "Southwind" playing clubs in the Portland area, until 1992 when he attended a local jam session hosted by Dub DeBrie. "My musical life changed when I met Dub" says Tony. "He's the best of musicians because he combines high level musicianship with dynamic vocals and superb song arrangements, plus he is a quality person".


Tony and AnneTony continues to perform with talented duo Dub and Anne DeBrie and looks forward to a long lasting musical relationship.




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