Lyman Ellerman, a Riverton area native, moved to Nashville, Tenn., several years ago to pursue songwriting as a career. Though the persistent and vibrant songster has yet to score a major cut, the intense workout of songwriting on a daily basis honed his already sharp composing skills and increased his song output immensely. A natural bandleader as a singer and guitarist since his youth, Ellerman hooked up with an East Tennessee band at the encouragement of manager and music publisher Mike Kinnamon and created Ragged Jack. Then turning to the Springfield area for musicians, Ellerman teamed up with longtime cohort Jerry Turley, one of the best bassists anywhere, and lead guitarists David Lumsden and Joe Cooke. Recently Lumsden left and keyboardist Harry Lounsberry came on board as Scott Mundstock stayed steady behind the drums. With a full-length album recorded and ready for release, the group continues to define new territory in the Southern Rock genre while always putting on one rockin’ live show.