Ebenezer’s Talented Entertainers
Originally from Richfield, Utah, and now from Nashville, Tennessee, Tim Gates is the lead singer of the power harmony trio Due West.
Tim is also a member of The Nashville Tribute Band. As an esteemed songwriter, he has not only written staples that have been recorded by his group, but has also had his songs appear on the albums of artists such as Bucky Covington, Blackhawk, The Bellamy Brothers, William Shatner, and Lucas Hoge.
Tim continues to spread his influence across the United States, playing for audiences large and small, gracing the airwaves of country radio with his own voice, and even getting a standing ovation at his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
Celeste is a rising country music starlet hailing from the small Southern Utah town of Enterprise. At the early age of 13, she got her first guitar and found her voice as she would strum and create songs in her bedroom.
Being influenced by the likes of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, she learned to deliver her thoughts and feelings vocally in a way that soon caught the ears of several Nashville artists and producers. By 15, she was sharing the stage with seasoned performers.
She is currently writing with award-winning songwriters and is working on her studio recording debut due out later this year. With a unique sound and a compelling timbre far beyond her 16 years, Celeste is sure to engage fans all across the globe!
Piano / Background Vocals
Chad is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee who has been featured in videos garnering over 40 million views. He has performed multiple times at the infamous Bluebird Cafe and Grand Ole Opry and has written or sang on four Billboard 200 charting albums.
His music is energetic and meaningful in the vein of Keith Urban and Shawn Mendes. Learning piano chops from his father Dan Truman (of country super group Diamond Rio), Chad spent years as touring pianist for David Archuleta.
He is also a member of the Top 10 Billboard Christian group Nashville Tribute Band and sponsored by Teton Guitars. Chad is so excited to be here in beautiful Bryce Canyon!
Ward hails from Dallas, Texas originally. After spending a decade kicking around the Texas scene and recording on several albums with multiple bands such as Sorta, The Sparrows, The Old 97’s, and Slick 57 to name a few, Ward moved to Nashville in 2008 to give it shot.
Not knowing whether to pursue the artist, singer-songwriter, or sideman musician path, his ability to play steel guitar was what first put food on the table, so he stuck with that. After a year of playing showcases with a myriad of up and coming artists some of whom would eventually become big names (ie. Kasey Musgraves), Ward got his first major touring gig with Randy Houser.
He toured with Randy for 8 years playing every type of venue from juke joints to football stadiums and arenas across North America. While with Randy, Ward toured with Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Gary Allen, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and many more. He has appeared on late night and morning tv shows such as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Fox and Friends.
Ward’s most recent gig was utility player for the female duo Maddie and Tae. Having been on the road for 10 years, he is thrilled to have the opportunity to entertain while staying in the same place for a bit. His wife and two young boys are elated as well! Ward can’t wait to meet y’all!
Kyler is a 25 year old guitar player who is seasoned beyond his years. He's originally from Salisbury, NC and in 2017 relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to further his career in music. He enjoys playing Rock'n'Roll and classic country music. He plays multiple instruments including drums and bass. However, guitar has always been his true passion.
Some of his favorite bands/artists include RUSH, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers Band, Willie Nelson, George Jones, and the Carter Family. Fun fact, his great uncle, Shorty Lavender, played fiddle for many well-known artists including Patsy Cline, the Cherokee Cowboys (Ray price), and Faron Young.
Leslie Adams is a Cedar City, Utah native. She became a performer at a young age singing, playing piano, organ, trumpet, and violin. At the age of 8, Leslie was the piano accompanist for her school programs and holiday sings and became the church organist at the age of 13. By the time she was 15, Leslie was singing and playing fiddle at county and state fairs and many other events across the state of Utah.
Even though Leslie was classically trained on the violin and piano, she loved entertaining audiences with her fiddle music. Shortly after graduating from high school, Leslie joined a band and began listening to a variety of music recordings and imitating fiddle and keyboard licks and various styles of playing to create her own unique style that she uses to enhance both the country and rock music she continues to perform 30+ years later. As part of the band “Most Wanted”, Leslie sings and plays fiddle and keyboard. The band entertains regularly across Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
She performs in many casinos and well-known country dance venues such as the Flying X in Lake Havasu, the Beacon Club in Casper, and the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole just to name a few. Leslie is excited to join up and play fiddle with the amazing Bryce Canyon Wrangler musicians as they perform at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill this summer!