Neil LeVang was a
popular and long-time guitar and banjo player on the Lawrence Welk show.
was born in North Dakota and joined the Show in
1959 on a temporary basis to replace Buddy Merrill while he left to
serve in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Welk was so impressed with LeVang,
however, that he hired him full-time when Merrill returned in 1961.
LeVang remained with the Show up until 1982.
In the following clip, LeVang plays "Ghost
Riders in the Sky:"