Neil LeVang, Banjo And Guitar (1959-1982)
LeVang Was A North Dakota Native Who Joined In 1959
Hired To Replace Buddy Merrill But Pair Ended Up Performing Together
Neil LeVang was a popular and long-time guitar and banjo player on the Lawrence Welk show. He 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.
Neil LeVang Today
LeVang makes his home in Santa Clarita, CA where he enjoys playing his Fender Stratocaster.