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Williams and Ree offer potential last chance show for Sioux Falls-area fans
The Indian and The White Guy take the stage at Grand Falls, warn the easily offended to stay home
The Indian and the White Guy are bringing their “Little Bit of Everything” show to the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort for a “last chance” performance by South Dakota’s own legendary comedy-music duo.
“The whole thing is still a blast for us” Williams and Ree’s Bruce Williams said in an interview with The Dakota Scout this month.
The show, this Friday, will feature both country and rock ‘n’ roll music, comedy, cowboys and Indians, fake news reports and pyrotechnics. And while it’s a classic Williams and Ree set, the duo keeps it contemporary.
“From start to finish, we are always fishing for new lines. We are getting so old now we can’t even remember what we said,” said Williams, who started playing with Ree when they met at Black Hills State University in Spearfish in 1968.
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And what’s turned into a storied career began with the two picking and singing together as a means to secure votes during a run for freshman class president and vice president. It proved successful.
“We would go over to the girls dorm and recruit votes by going over there and having little jams with the girls. So we locked up the votes and we won,” Williams said. “And then of course we, just like regular politicians, we got in office and did nothing.”
More than 55 years later, the “Plains Indian” and “Western Angloid” haven’t bowed to political correctness and conformity and instead, the men continue “to spin comedy gold,” according to the act’s website, which also warns that those easily offended should stay home.
“We are at the age now where we aren’t changing,” said Williams, who said they remain appreciative of the opportunities they have had over the decades because people continue to want to see them perform.
Terry Ree agreed.
“We just love what we do, and for 55 years people have been coming to see us. And we appreciate that so much,” he said. “We just want to do it until we can’t do it anymore.”
Tickets to Friday’s show at Grand Falls are $30 and can be purchased on www.grandfallscasinoresort.com. It starts at 8 p.m.
And it could be the last time they’re in the area.
“We are old now, and we’ll be dying soon. So now is your last chance to get to see us,” Williams said light-heartedly.