The Wright Brothers… Indiana’s Band
Whatever genre the Wright Brothers are visiting, it’s bound to be marked by this versatile group’s signatures sounds: rich intertwining harmonies backed by virtuoso instrumentals.
Tom Wright, a true master of ceremonies, entertaining the crowd with his sly humor and velvety baritone. Tim Wright with a voice as nimble as his fingers, picking a seemingly endless succession of stringed instruments: banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, and pedal steel. And the third “brother,” John McDowell, whose bass guitar is the perfect counterpoint to his clear, soaring tenor. The band easily expands to add Keith Claghorn on keyboard, lead guitarist Mike Shepard, and drummer Bryan Chrisman.
The boys move seamlessly from rock to a 1940s pop standard to a Beatles classic to a George Jones country favorite or bluegrass number.
No venue too big or too small…
- Concert Halls
- Special Events
- Private Parties
- Sporting Events
- National Anthem
- Hotels & Casinos
The Wright Brothers Band can adapt to any size venue and most any style of music you need. (Full disclosure – if it’s RAP or Hip Hop you may want to count us out!)
2017 marked a very special year for The Wright Brothers. It was 45 years ago that the their musical journey began as the Wright Brothers Overland Stage Co. Although their name and look have changed a bit, they have never looked back. Their love affair with music and their vocals are as strong – maybe stronger – than ever. As is their fan base. Avid fans of all ages follow them not just from concert to concert, but state to state.
The Wright Brothers have performed throughout the US and Canada and their resume’ is impressive:
- Soundtrack and appearance in the MGM movie, Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
- Nine singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 Country charts
- Performances at the Grand Ole Opry, “Hee Haw,” “The Today show,” and local shows in multiple markets
- Patriotic CD with Lee Greenwood, including hits from their “The American Way” album recorded for A&E and KRB Music
- Named “Indiana’s Band”
- Conferred Indiana’s highest honor, Sagamore of the Wabash
- Warner Brothers Records & Mercury Polygram Recording Artists
Star Performances with…
Tom T. Hall
Jerry Van Dyke
Hank Williams, Jr.
Marshall Tucker Band
Paul Revere and The Raiders
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Center for the Performing Arts,
The Palladium, Carmel, IN
Hopkins Performing Arts Center, Hopkins, MN
Indiana – Kentucky All-Star Game
Olympic Swimming Trials
NCAA National Track Meet
Postmasters National Convention
American Legion National Convention
Miller Brewing Co. National Convention – Reno
Thermo King – National Convention -San Francisco
Indy 500 Festival Parade
Indiana Democratic Party Convention
Indiana Republican Party National Convention
Indiana Legislators American Bus Assoc. – Miami
Larry Bird Banquet – Indianapolis
Indianapolis Colts Christmas Party
Indianapolis Pacers Draft Party
Tupperware National Convention
Larry Gatlin Seniors Golf
Tournament – Reno
American United Life Insurance Co.
WPO Convention – Scottsdale,AZ
Bob Cook – Nemacolin Resort – PA
V.P. Dan Quayle Party – Indianapolis
Eli Lilly Corporate Events
Neff Corporation – Chicago
Pekin Insurance Co – IN, IA, WI, IL
Quixtar – Gatlinburg, TN
The Phoenix Group – Indianapolis
Hotels and Casinos
Opryland Hotel – Nashville, TN
Harrahs – Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV
MGM Grand, Reno, NV
The Greenbrier, WV
French Lick Resort Casino,
French Lick, IN
West Baden Hotel,
West Baden Springs, IN
Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
The Aladdin – Las Vegas, NV
The Eldorado – Reno, NV
The Maxim – Las Vegas, NV
Casino Aztar – Evansville, IN
Bonaventure Hotel – L.A.
Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, VA
John Ascauga’s Nugget, Sparks, NV
Park Vista Resort, Gatlinburg, TN
Colleges and Universities
Ball State University
North Carolina State
Clemson University of North Texas
Virginia Military Institute
University of North Carolina
University of South Carolina
Oral Roberts University
St. John’s College
East Tennessee State
James Madison University
Delta State University
Armstrong State College
Fairs and Festivals
Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon
Minnesota State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair
Louisiana State Fair
Indiana State Fair
National Sports Festival
Indy 500 Festival
“Sagamore of the Wabash” Award
presented by Indiana
Governor Robert Orr
“Wright Brothers’ Day”
in Indianapolis proclaimed by
Mayor William Hudnut
Facebook (The Wright Brothers Band)
Youtube (The Wright Brothers Band)
Interested? Contact Tim Wright
A label for the Wright Brothers?
That’s a tough one… but perhaps the best one is a family band. Literally and figuratively. Their band has been deemed appropriate for everyone from the Vice President of the United States to the kids in small town Indiana.
Wright Brothers CDs and Books
Live From French Lick
21 Songs recorded live during the live Hoosier Jubilee Radio Shows in French Lick, Indiana.
Over 100 copies left in stock.
Original Soundtrack from the motion picture starring Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn in which the Wright Brothers also appeared.
Just 15 copies left in stock.
The Lost Nashville Sessions
The Lost Nashville Sessions – Recovered and remastered, from our Nashville days.
Just 40 copies left in stock.
The American Way
Our 25th Anniversary CD
Over 100 copies left in stock.
A Tribute to America’s Music – 2 CD Set
Over 100 copies left in stock.
The Anthology Album – 3 CD Set includes the original 4 albums
1. The Memorabilia Box (double album)
2. Cornfield Cowboys (single album)
3. The Third Phonograph Album (single album)
Back in the days of The Wright Brothers Overland Stage Company…
$30.00, Includes shipping
Just 16 copies left in stock.
Just 9 copies left in stock.
To order CDs, contact:
Wright Brothers Band
1224 Ridge Rd.
Carmel, IN 46033
Prefer to get digital downloads?
Get them from CD-Baby HERE.
The Wright Brothers Band Albums can also be found on the iTunes® Music store.
Tim Wright’s New Book
The Valley Boys: The Story of the 1958 Springs Valley Black Hawks
In the summer of 1957, the Indiana towns of French Lick and West Baden decided to consolidate two schools that had been the greatest of rivals for decades. It was a decision that did not go over well.
In a gripping story, W. Timothy Wright leads others into the events that occurred after the school merger that included the creation of a high school basketball team that caused tension between many citizens.
But as an extraordinary first season slowly revealed the team’s fierce determination to win every game, the players became a microcosm of the two towns, teaching them how to come together as one communty. As the ten boys and their coaches embarked on an unforgettable journey filled with valuable life lessons, they had no idea they were about to record one of the most unique chapters in Indiana high school basketball.
The Valley Boys shares the story of a high school basketball team who were brought together in 1957 for an unbelievable, unexpected, and historical season.
Wright Brothers Sample Videos
May 10 – Franklin Central High School Auditorium – 7:30 p.m.
May 15- Private – Elhkart, IN
June 7 – Greenfield, IN – Concert on Plaza – 7:00 p.m.
July 3 – Carmel Fest – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Lebanon, IN – “Back to the Fifties” Fest – 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 – Riley Days Fest – Greenfield, IN – 6:30 p.m.
We’d love to play for your event as well. Please contact Tim Wright for booking information. (317) 947-8246 firstname.lastname@example.org