During the 1930s, the Tune Wranglers were a very popular band in San Antonio, Texas. Like many Texas swing players of their era, the Wranglers played pop-flavored cowboy tunes and traditional country music. The group included guitarist and singer Buster Coward, banjoist Eddie Fielding, and the fiddler and singer Charlie Gregg. Fielding's eventual replacement would become one of the group's hot attractions: the banjoist Joe Barnes, hiding behind the stage name of Red Brown, sported a rapid soloing style that influenced a wide range of musicians from heavy metal fuzz boxers to the makers of the Indian film music. The players apparently never went full-time with their musical pursuits, keeping a hand and a lasso or two in play as cowboys. Nonetheless, time was made to cut some 80 sides, some of them in Spanish, and to do gigs in some 200 different towns annually, traveling more than 200,000 miles to get there and back. "Texas Sand" was the group's most well-known song.