Tris Munsick sings to the crowd at the Grand Arena Friday evening. Munsick and the Innocents got their start in Sheridan Wyoming and have gained recent popularity in the Rocky Mountain Region. Photo by Carl Cote

By: Sarah Elmquist Squires

Tris Munsick is arguably Wyoming’s top country music act, and it’s not because he’s got slick publicists bumping his name up the charts. It’s because country music lovers recognize the voice of a genuine cowboy, one who lives the life some country artists only dream of.

Munsick has graced the stage with artists such as Big & Rich, Blackhawk, the Eli Young Band, Cody Johnson, and many more. “Tris Munsick is the real deal,” said recording artist Chancey Williams. “He can write about and represent the cowboy culture, because he was born into it and lives it. He is an artist that is really finding his voice in his music of the American West.”

This week, Munsick’s beloved tunes, including some from his new record, “Washakie Wind,” will be heard live and on stage at the Fremont Center on the county fairgrounds. The event is a fundraiser for Arts in Action, and all proceeds will go toward future community arts events.

On November 12, the event will begin with dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. with Kenna and Mike Swegler, with the concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the door. Music and dance lovers of all ages are welcome; an ID check will be done for anyone requesting a 21+ wristband for the cash bar.

Tris Munsick and the Innocents from Sheridan Wyo., made up of Tom Lulias on pedal steel guitar, Nick Lulians on bass guitar, Tris Munisck on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dave Barker on drums, and Daniel Ball on Lead guitar played a set for the Fremont County Fair Friday Night. Photo by Carl Cote