Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).