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Alvin Community College
News Release
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ramblers Band Comes to ACC

The Ramblers country music band came to Alvin Community College on Monday, February 20, to belt out some country tunes for music students.

Playing songs from legends such as Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb and more, Rambler member and ACC instructor James Harvey wanted to provide a lesson in classic country music. Some of the songs they sang included Walking the Floor with You, There Stands the Glass and That’s the Way Love Goes.

“We play the classic country styles of Honky-Tonk, Nashville-Sound, Bakersfield Sound, Outlaw Country, and New Traditionalism that date from the 1940s through the 1980s,” said Harvey, of Angleton.

The members include Harvey, drummer Travis West, of Richwood, steel guitarist Tim Marlin of Lake Jackson and bassist/vocalist Larry Schoppe, of Lake Jackson. The band has been performing together for the past 20 years.

The band played during a music course that covers the history of country music.

“Our American Music –Country class is one of our most popular courses in the music department,” said David Griffith, ACC Band Director. “The students who take the course are very fortunate, not only because of Mr. Harvey’s expertise on the subject matter,  but also his own career working as a country musician and his connections with other great  musicians in the area.”

For more information about the ACC Music Department call 281-756-3500 or e-mail

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