About the Pott County Pork & Bean Band:

The Pott County Pork & Bean Band is a country/ rock/ bluegrass band based in the St. Marys/ Wamego, Kansas area. From the late '60s until the early '80s, they toured all over the middle of the country as well as locally, and recorded two albums (Spreadin' It in 1975, and Western Electric in 1980). Since then, they have played various reunion gigs. A couple notable performances were New Year's Eve at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS in 1989, and the Country Stampede music festival in Manhattan, KS in 1996 and '97. They were the first band to perform at the first Stampede, which has become a major yearly event.

The original members were Tom Foltz, guitar and vocals; John Heim, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals; Lyle Waring, guitar, steel guitar, keyboards, and vocals; Ted Klotz, drums; and Doug Kaine, bass. Forrest Bethel took over bass after Doug Kaine's death, and various bassists have played with the band for their reunion gigs in the '90s and '00s. In 2009 Tom Foltz passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

In 2010, the band received the honor of being inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.