Ranger Stan Greer learned to play mandolin and guitar at an early age. His parents used to tune up their instruments, put them on the bed, then tell the Greer Brothers, “We’ll be back in five or six hours; don’t touch those instruments.” By high school, Ranger Stan and his brother, Banjo Phil, were playing regular gigs on the banquet circuit in their hometown in Southern Illinois. Then the boys found a bass player, formed The Dubious Brothers, and spent five years playing at Silver Dollar City.
Ranger Stan plays regularly with the Prairie Rose Rangers at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper near Benton, KS He also plays in a local cowboy band, The Home Rangers, plus a couple of other bands. At age 58, Ranger Stan suddenly realized that he’d left Banjo Phil behind thirty years ago in Missouri, so he started learning to play the banjo. The Ranger’s day job is teaching math and science. When Mike was looking for a superstar cowboy singer for a sidekick, he was looking for somebody who was pretty good who would work for nothing. Ranger Stan is the biggest good-for-nothing he could find.