The Broken Spoke Band
Clark Kinnison on Guitar & Vocals
Mark Buckingham on Banjo, Lap
 Steel, Guitar, Harmonica &
Jeramie Davis on Bass
Bill Settell on Drums
Dwayne Ritche on Drums
Contact Clark Kinnison
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phone: (402) 329-6340
Northeast Nebraska Musician Mark Buckingham from The Broken Spoke Band
Vern Descombaz, one of the original founders of The Broken Spoke Band, started playing guitar in high school, and later performed in a rock and roll band for two years. In 2003, following four years in the military service and taking time off from performing to raise a family, Vern returned to playing. After numerous jam sessions, he started performing at different gigs with Bob Hupp, Jim Casey, Nick Leland, Mark Rakowsky, Kevin Becker, and Tom Korus, before finally forming the Broken Spoke Band with fellow musicians Mark Buckingham, Clark Kinnison, Jeramie Davis, and Dwayne Ritche. Vern passed away in November 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer, but his love of Traditional Country music will continue to be The Broken Spoke Band's inspiration to keep the old music alive and well for people who love to dance. A great musician, family man, and friend, Vern will be missed by many.
Clark Kinnison, who plays guitar for The Broken Spoke Band, grew up in a town with a population of 730, Edgar, Nebraska in Clay county. Clark received his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was eight years old. After taking guitar lessons for a couple of years, he continued to teach himself and joined his first band, David Jensen & The Fugitives, at the age of fifteen. Clark has played with several other bands since then but really enjoys playing with The Broken Spoke Band. Clark states "It's playing back to basic country dance music with good people that just want to have fun playing. To me, this is what music is really about. Hope to meet you!".
Mark Buckingham, who plays banjo, guitar, lap steel, harmonica and the pennywhistle for The Broken Spoke Band started piano lessons at the tender age of eight, and learned his first guitar chords at the age of twelve. At the age of fourteen, he played in his first gig with his dad, a Honky Tonk Piano Player, playing guitar. Before joining the Broken Spoke Band, Mark performed in the Bluegrass band, the Bluegrassfire and toured with the group, This Side of Sunday, an Americana Gospel Group.
Dwayne Ritche and Bill Settell, The Broken Spoke Band's newest member, provide drums and percussion for the group. Dwayne enjoys many types of music and previously performed in bands with music styles ranging from Country Music to 80's Rock 'N' Roll to Contemporary Christian Music to Southern Rock & Oldies, before joining the Broken Spoke Band. Bill Settell is a well-known Northeast Nebraska percussionist who has performed with many of the area's musicians and bands, including The Jim Casey Trio, Bob n' Judi Letheby, and Nick Leland, to name a few.
Jeramie Davis, the Broken Spoke Band's bass player, started playing the guitar at the age of nine, and later played bass at church when he turned fifteen years old. Jeramie played at a few open mic events in Lincoln, Nebraska for a couple of years before later performing with Monona County Gospel, TJ and the Turnpikes, Prairie Sound and eventually joining the Broken Spoke Band
Today, The Broken Spoke Band, a Classic Country band, loves to entertain audiences with their specialty... Old Country Music! If you're a Country Music fan who loves to dance, don't miss The Broken Spoke Band!
to book The Broken Spoke Band, contact:
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phone: (402) 329-6340
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