meet the ponies
The newest member to the crew, EMMA DAWN adds the trumpet, vocals, and keys to the Fat Stallion sound.
EMMA DAWN was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she was inspired by her Johnny Cash-loving grandfather at a young age. Singing in various choirs and playing violin in the orchestra, she found herself excelling with the trumpet in middle school. EMMA DAWN moved to Laramie, Wyoming in 2012 to pursue a Music Education degree at the University of Wyoming. This was around the time that she started playing with Fat Stallion, and became an official member in May of 2015. She spends her non-musical time painting, drawing, knitting and crocheting, and enjoying the fishkeeping hobby.
A co-founder of the band, JACK ELLIOTT adds bass and vocals to the Fat Stallion sound, and produces most of the independent releases for the band.
JACK ELLIOTT was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Originally a classically-trained cellist, he picked up guitar in 2007 with guidance from his father, who was a well-established Western/Swing player in the community. Being in and out of dozens of projects and bands over the course of his adolescence, JACK ELLIOTT eventually started to focus more on playing bass, both in local orchestras and personal musical projects. He produced a solo album, "En Rapport," chronicling this journey that he temporarily released in 2013 (good luck finding it though!). After that, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming to pursue a degree in Music Education, meeting RILEY through a mutual friend. The two of them put together various groups of musicians under various band names, until they came to the dream team: FAT STALLION.
The cornerstone to the band as it is today, RILEY adds guitar and vocals to the Fat Stallion sound.
RILEY is the only member without traditional schooling in the sonic arts. He was born in Laramie, Wyoming and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas re-writing Beatles songs. In 2013, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming to study financial management. It was there that he met JACK ELLIOTT, and the two of them searched for the right musicians to add to the band. After several failed line-ups, they invited J LIGHT and EMMA DAWN to join the band, and the rest is history...
Our philosopher and counselor, LIGHT (arguably the best drummer in the band) gives us the beat and vocals to our Fat Stallion sound.
LIGHT spends his free time woodworking and training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with JACK ELLIOTT and EMMA DAWN (when he's not shredding of course). LIGHT was born in Fort Collins, CO, but grew up in Laramie and Riverton, Wyoming. It was there that he began the journey of rhythmic enlightenment. He attended Central Wyoming College in 2010 and received an Associate's degree in the arts, and then transferred to Laramie, Wyoming. He met the rest of the band during a vocal rehearsal in the music building, offering his percussive expertise.
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