Originally from Seattle, WA, Bill is the show’s emcee and he has been performing throughout the West since 1971, and his talent even led him to Nashville where he played back-up for many of country music’s greatest artists. In 1999 Bill was inducted into the Swing Hall of Fame.
Jim and Jeanne Martin
Jim and Jeanne joined the Blazin’ M Ranch Cowboys in January 2011. They have performed together over 20 years with several well-known stars like Michael Martin Murphy, Riders in the Sky, Rex Allen Jr. and Patsy Montana. They were recently recognized by the Western Music Association as 2010′s Best Harmony Duo. In addition, they have been honored six times as the Western Music Association’s choice as Best Yodeling Duo.
Tom Jepperson has vast professional experience as a singer, actor, producer & director, writer and entertainer. He has performed in Lake Tahoe & Vegas as the Warm-up Act for Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Red Buttons and J.P Morgan, and has also performed in musicals with Florence Henderson, Chita Rivera, Leslie Neilson, Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Ricardo Montalban, Juiiet Prowse, Johnny Mann, Celeste Holm and Burt Lancaster. He toured the USA in shows with Jane Powell & Company and Dorothy Warenskjold Opera Tour. He has performed in numerous leads in musicals such as Lancelot in Camelot and Curly in Oklahoma. Tom’s also performed on several popular cruise lines starring as the special “Guest Entertainer” with his own shows throughout the years.
Besides performing, Tom owned and successful ran his own production company in San Diego, producing, directing and performing for countless shows & creative theme parties for conventions & corporations throughout Southern California for over 10 years.
Currently Tom is half of Sedona’s popular entertainment duo, Tom & Shondra performing shows in the Sedona area as well as bookings across the USA for conventions and parties. Tom is also performing nightly as the comedy relief character “Otis” in the cowboy dinner show at the Blazin’ M Ranch right outside of Sedona. He’s also an actor in the Canyon Moon Theatre Company and audiences have enjoyed him in several lead roles such as Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys and Frank in How the Other Half Loves. Together with Shondra, Tom also writes, produces and performs children shows for the Arizona Library System.
Tom has also emceed many events including the famous Cody Awards and has recorded countless voiceovers for websites, films, commercials and World Fairs.
Otis has been named Cornville’s most eligible bachelor since 1986, says this year may be the one when he finally gets hitched. His humor and vocals coincide for great fun and comedy. Otis’ real name is Tom Jepperson, but don’t tell the girls.