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Perhaps the band’s closest brush with national fame came in Nashville about eight years ago when they were invited to be one of fourteen acts to perform in front of producers for all the major recording labels in that town. Troubleshooter drew the 9:00 p.m. slot for their 20-minute performance. This happened to be the same time that Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were tipping off in one of the games of the NBA finals. Most of the record producers were in the "hospitality room" watching the game while Troubleshooter played. The recording contract went to another group. "It was disappointing for us, " said Rodney Darr.
But these days, Darr is philosophical about the band’s decision to stop touring full-time and stay closer to home. "Playing six nights a week, fifty-one weeks a year is overwhelming and exhausting. It’s more enjoyable now," he said.
Troubleshooter now plays only on weekends, usually staying within 80 miles of home. The four musicians have "day jobs" during the week. Darr, lead vocalist and drummer, is a realtor with Darr Auction and Real Estate in Rushford. Darr’s brother Bruce, lead guitarist, also works for Darr Auction and Real Estate. Bassist Dennis Overland ("Stub") is an insurance agent in Rushford, and keyboardist Bruce Greenwood ("Tweet") works in a college business office in Winona.
Ten years ago the band recorded their first cd of six original songs, establishing their country/rock sound with lyrics of lost love and relationship difficulties. The song "Small Town Bars", often requested even today, seems to be a declaration of the band’s identity:
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