Saggy Bottom Boys to perform in Lusk

Courtesy Larry Phillips

First Baptist Church to host concert Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

LUSK – Wyoming’s own Saggy Bottom Boys will be performing at the First Baptist Church in Lusk on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Pastor Tom Strock, who is a neighbor to one of the band members, said he spoke with his neighbor, Norm Prager, and asked about putting on a concert at the church. Prager and Strock worked out the details and the concert will commence in a couple of weeks.

Band member Larry Phillips told the Herald the Saggy Bottom Boys got their name from some of their friends as they were all “a little long in the tooth.”

“We’ve been together off and on for about 12-13 years now,” Phillips said. “We have good harmonies and play mostly country, bluegrass and gospel music.”

The band united for the first time in Douglas when they had the High Plains Country Music Festival. Phillips said there was a band division as part of the fiddle competition and the group played in the festival. After that, they continued to play when they could.

Phillips said Prager had trapped for Strock a while back and Strock asked the band to come play a little bit of gospel music for the church.

“History repeats itself,” Phillips said.

Though the Saggy Bottom Boys don’t get together as much as they used to, they make the most of it when they can. They go to senior centers and play music for the residents. In addition, they also play each year for the Congregational Church in Douglas at the Natural Bridge outside of Douglas.

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