Pop Wagner solo

Pop has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy.

He appeared quite frequently on Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion  during the show's formative years and for the last five decades he has  worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries.

His cowboy anthems crackle  with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old time fiddle tunes set  toes a-tappin' while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories -- all with a good dose of friendly humor.

To watch Pop Wagner, Dan Newton, Kate MacKenzie and Karl Smelker perform The Impressionists Two-Step on Minnesota Public Television CLICK HERE.

For bookings contact Pop Wagner 612-817-5898 (voice or text)



Pop Wagner & Bob Bovee

Bob Bovee and Pop Wagner met in 1971 over a bowl of chili one winter's night in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. After dinner, they played some old-time music. They've been doing that off and on ever since. On their first "tour" together they traveled by thumb and boxcar through eleven western states covering nearly 5,000 miles, stopping along the way to play in folk clubs and taverns and on street corners. For nearly five decades they have entertained audiences spanning America, Canada and across the pond, including the Winnipeg Folk Folk Festival, the San Diego Folk Festival, the Five College Folk Festival in Massachusetts, and four tours together in Europe.

A Wagner-Bovee performance offers a generous dose of authentic cowboy songs, plenty of square dance tunes and other instrumental numbers, country blues, comic and sentimental songs of the south, and perhaps an original or two. The two are likely to also throw in a cowboy poem and some of Pop’s lariat spinning, along with history, folklore and jokelore.

To watch a Bob and Pop in a performance on Prairie Public Television, CLICK HERE 

For bookings contact Pop Wagner 612-817-5898 (voice or text)



The Hampden Rounders

Featuring (l to r) Anni Spring-fiddle, Pop Wagner-fiddle, guitar and vocals and Adam Granger-guitar and vocals

The Rounders guarantee a fun, often rowdy show chock-full of old-timey fiddle tunes and swing, bluegrass and folk songs, with a few originals thrown in for good measure.  WARNING:  The Hampden Rounders cannot guarantee that silliness and frivolity will not ensue.

To watch the Hampden Rounders perform I Took My Gal A' Walkin' CLICK HERE.

For bookings contact Pop Wagner 612-817-5898 (voice or text)