Presented in LeMars Iowa, July 2014

The Members of the Folk band "Riverbend" would like to congratulate one of our member's father, Dave Wilburn. He was selected to become a member of the National Traditional Countrty Music Association, Inc. Hall of Fame of Anita Iowa. The award was presented during the 37th National Old Time Bluegrass-Country-Folk Music Festival in Le Mars, Iowa. . This award took place on August 30th, 2012. 

Dave Rietz Receiving Western Swing Hall of Fame award at the 33rd Hall of Fame Ceremonies in October 2014 in Sacramento California

Ron Wilburne, Dave Wilburn's son,  was honored as the lead vocalist on Riverbend Folk Band's CD recording, "Still hangin' around," which has been selected as the Folk Album of the year for 2012 by the Rural Roots Music Commission of The National Traditional Country Music Assn. Ron was honored and presented this award on behalf of the band at the festival's main stage on the evening of August 28th, 2012.


​​Two of our members won awards in the Summer of 2014.   The picture of Ron Wilburne's Lifetime Achievement award is shown below.   Ron went to LeMars Iowa to receive the award.  Dave Rietz was inducted into the Western Swing Society's 33rd Hall of Fame induction ceremony in October 2014 in Sacramento CA.  

Hall of Fame

Ron Wilburne

In 2013 Ron received Hall of Fame recognition in LeMars, IA