The Munsick Boys
Dave Munsick nurtured his sons with campfire concerts when they were first old enough to get
their hands around a guitar neck. As they grew, he got them together to play a few gigs around
their home ground in Sheridan County, Wyoming. One nervous December night they took their
first nervous steps out to the stage at The Wyo Theater in Sheridan, Wyoming; which was many
sold out shows and twenty years ago. When they step out together now, they bring over a
century of performing experience to the stage every time they play. With a natural appeal to
enthusiasts of western culture, each of the four of them have now blazed their own musical
trails although special occasions still see the united family bring their unique sound out to
venues including The National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, The National Cowboy Poetry Festival in
Elko, Nevada, and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. With a style that can be described as a cross
between sagebrush country, western pop and open sky folk, their music comes honestly and is
drawn from the people and places they’ve gotten to know as they have worked and played
around the west.
The Munsick Boys have opened for bands including Lyle Lovett and Suzie Boguss, have grown a
popular fan base on internet streaming platforms, and headlined music festivals in both the US
and Europe. They’ve been awarded honors that include the Rocky Mountain Music Best Country
Song, a New Mexico State Fiddle Championship and the AWA Will James Best Country Band
Wyoming rancher and performer Dave Munsick tells and sings stories that lead audiences into places that few have imagined and even fewer have seen. A former New Mexico state fiddle champion, Dave combines his musical and poetic gifts into memorable pictures that he writes, plays, and sings. Drawing widely from a diverse palate of experiences, Dave colors his western folk style with a unique harmonic and lyrical smoothness to create a genre of music he describes as Western Americana. These are songs about the people, places, and times of a west that lives without borders; a west where stories fly and horses run.
Dave has performed for over 50 years and has worked as a sideman or opened for acts including Chris Ledoux, Ian Tyson, both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands that he has led.
Tris Munsick has performed as a professional musician for over half of his life. Like his brothers, he credits The Munsick Boys for the roots that instilled in him a strong sense of rhythm and a musical work ethic that has pushed him far and wide as a western entertainer. He keeps a full calendar with his personal band, Tris Munsick and The Innocents, who are in high demand for shows that they play around Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado. He has performed at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and has been nominated three times for different Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards. He has also opened for acts including Cody Johnson and Marty Stewart.
Tris’s western-edged lyrics ring with an honesty that continues to push his musical career forward. His fifth album of original material is due to be released in the winter of 2024.
Sam Munsick’s songs are a direct reflection of the outside life that he continues to live. His subject matter leans autobiographical with melodies that tend to be open and free as they turn around lyrics that capture western hook phrases. Sam’s genuine nature comes through in his songs, making his performances huge draws for western crowds. He has fine-tuned his songwriting craft by reflecting on stories he’s lived as he’s worked ranch lands around the west. Besides the many solo shows he’s played around northern Wyoming, he has been an invited singer-songwriter for performances in Wyoming, Florida, and Arizona. He has opened for major songwriting acts including David Ball and Trent Willmon
Sam’s talent as a writer and multi-instrumentalist, as well as his warm lyric baritone voice, make him a stand-out performer in his own right. He recently released his second album of original songs.
Ian chose music as his life’s journey immediately following his first gig with his Dad and his brothers. When he realized that he had made the family a twenty-dollar tip he immediately spoke out, “I say we just take this out on the road.” He was ten years old.
By the time he’d hit eighteen he had written a song, “Horses Are Faster”, that would end up amassing over one hundred million streams. He decided to move himself to Nashville so he could show the rest of the world what his Wyoming home was all about. That is exactly what he has done, writing, producing, and performing with the biggest names in country music. He has amassed two gold records, a number-one hit on Sirius XM, and Amazon Country’s Best Songs of 2022. He continues to sell out arenas across the country, the total streams for his songs are surpassing half a billion, and he feels as if he is just getting started.
That first twenty-dollar bill may be ancient history but he still carries around his strong push to share his genuine love of the West through his humble nature and his musical gifts.