Ranchers for Peace

130208-APP-103b Charles and Ray Duncan: Ranchers for Peace



Charles and Ray Duncan are “Ranchers for Peace,” a father/daughter duo from the Central Coast of California, who weave outrage and compassion into rhythm and harmony in songs of social protest, new and old. Since 2011, they’ve been “doing what they can to make giving a damn cool again,” raising rafters and consciousness, in churches, nightclubs, and barns, from Toronto to L.A., Santa Cruz to San Diego. Look for them in 2019 at a barricade or barn dance near you.


An earlier version of the band first surfaced in Los Angeles, in the early ’80s, consisting of founding partners Charles Duncan and LA singer/songwriter Kerry McBride. The band’s name was inspired by a 1982 article in the New York Times about a group of *actual* ranchers from the American West and their mission to the Soviet Union in pursuit of nuclear disarmament. Read the original story, here:

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