Recording Artist


Yodeler...Singer...Song Writer...Entertainer



Rod's Music








Introducing a truly great entertainer who recorded his first yodel song in the early 70's following a year of training under the renowned opera instructor, Dr. Jean Wardian, Head of the Gonzaga University Music Department in Spokane, Washington. 

His first release after signing with MGM records was "She Taught Me How To Yodel".   This song reached the "Top Ten" world wide within a month.  This release was followed with "Yodel Sweet Molly", "Cattle Call" and "Cannonball Yodel" all three making the charts. In 1976 "Going Home" a song he wrote, went "Top Ten" in Canada and had the biggest reaction ever for a Country song in that country.  He was "Top Pick" in Billboard Magazine, and considered a virtuoso in yodeling; "The Best" by the Gavin Report.

Rod has made many TV appearances and was on WSM's Ralph Emery Show, as well as Paul Harvey's "The Rest Of The Story".  He was on the MGM Show in Nashville, and toured the Southeastern States with Grandpa Jones, Stringbean and others from the Grand Ole Opery.  Other stars he worked with include Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, Bill Anderson, Mel Tillis, George Jones, Lefty Frizzel, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.

For over  25 years Rod and Nancy owned the Fireside Lodge, a B&B, Restaurant, RV Park and Recording Studio in Spirit Lake, Idaho.  

And now Rod and Nancy's dream of converting the historic Fireside Lodge site into a city park on Spirit Lake will become reality.  In late 2012, The Spirit Lake Urban Renewal Agency purchased the property on the mill pond.

Rod and Nancy wish to thank all their loyal friends who have joined them at the Lodge over the years and invite you to check out Rod's touring schedule.

After a brief illness, Rod passed away from a brain tumor on April 14th, 2015. He will be missed.

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