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In Cahoots Craig ‘Creek” Johnson & Lanny ‘The Marshall’ Scopes has performed for over 20 years, bringing our brand of cowboy music, story-telling and humor to audiences from Cody, Wyoming to Munich, Germany, and of course, in our home state of Utah. People love the Old West and we’re a couple of cowboys that represent that hardworking and rugged spirit. For this reason we choose to live in Utah, which is a state of many that make up the Wild West. But we do love to take our act on the road. So if you live in Utah or faraway, give us a call.


Who we are:

Craig (Creek) Johnson

  • Marketing Director, The Bank of Commerce. (Cowboy-themed advertising established the bank’s identity and grew its assets by double digits five years in a row).

  • Senior Account Executive, Fotheringham & Associates Advertising, and Western International Media, Salt Lake City.

  • Director of Marketing, Granite Furniture Co, Salt Lake City.

  • Director of Marketing, Sizzling Platter, LLC restaurant management company, Salt Lake City. (Cowboy and cowgirl-themed branding helped triple the locations and exponentially raise the sales and profits of Ruby River Steakhouse.)

  • President, both the Utah and the Idaho Advertising Federations.

  • Governor, American Advertising Federation District 12 (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas).

  • Writer and actor, Tunes & Tales from the Town of Tumbleweed, Clear Channel Radio.

Lannie (The Marshal) Scopes

  • Art Director for principals of Grey Advertising/Montreal and J. Walter Thompson/NYC.

  • Art Director, Fotheringham & Associates Advertising, Salt Lake City.

  • Principal, Redstone Advertising, successful 25-year Salt Lake agency.

  • Creator, writer, producer (and actor) in the hour-long radio show, Tunes & Tales from the Town of Tumbleweed, Clear Channel Radio.

  • Writer and producer, Cowboy Night at the Egyptian Theater, Park City, UT.

  • Author, the acclaimed historical novel, The Life and Times of Samuel J. Groo.

  • Director of Guest Services and Branding, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass western town and steakhouse, Chandler, AZ.

  • Howdy-er, Organizer, and Head Wrangler, 2002 Winter Olympics Cowboy Camp at the Soldier Hollow cross-country skiing venue. Personally howdied over 250,000 people in 18 languages in two weeks.

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