The Twang Gang

The Twangfest volunteer board of directors, also known as the Twang Gang, meets several times annually, face-to-face and via the Internet, to put together all that is Twangfest. From soliciting bands, to organizing and publicizing every aspect of the annual event, they run the entire show. They donate time, professional services, cash and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to Twangfest. Meet the Gang below.

Roy Kasten is a writer, teacher, DJ, semi-professional contrarian. He hosts Feel Like Going Home on KDHX.

Dana Plonka is a lifelong music lover and longtime volunteer for the arts. She earns a living working in finance for a privately owned scrap metal recycling business that will soon take over the world.

Andrew Scavotto ditched his Fender for a briefcase and tie, but will always be passionate about music and its role in making St. Louis a great place to live.

Scott Swartz is a veteran musician, currently playing pedal steel with Prairie Rehab and the Trophy Mules.

John Wendland is a musician with the St. Louis roots-based act Rough Shop and host of KDHX’s Memphis to Manchester program. He works as a purchaser of telecom equipment for CMS Communications. Chicks dig him.

Rick Wood is a St. Louis-based architectural modelmaker, artist and little-league coach. He and his wife, Nancy, host monthly house concerts in their home.