Danger in the Air

Danger in the Air
Danger in the Air
Origin Dallas, Texas, USA
Genres Pop
Years active 1987–1990
Labels Crystal Clear Sound
Associated acts Dixie Chicks
Past members
Robin Lynn Macy
Drew Garrett
Andy Owens
James McKinney
Stephan Dudash

Danger in the Air was a regional bluegrass band based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from the mid 1980s until 1990. It is best known as the band in which Robin Lynn Macy performed while simultaneously founding the up-start, all-female group the Dixie Chicks in 1989.[1][2]

The band was founded by Drew Garrett (bass) and Andy Owens (mandolin) in mid 1985. Both musicians were established bluegrass musicians. The original group also included Robin Macy on guitar and vocals. James McKinney joined the group early in 1986 on banjo. Stephan Dudash (5-string viola) was a late addition. As a five-piece, the band won first place at several regional competitions and placed fourth in the national SPBGMA band contest in Nashville.[3]

Danger in the Air released two cassettes—a self-titled recording and Airtight.

After the band dissolved, due in part to Macy's commitments to the fledgling The Dixie Chicks, McKinney moved to Nashville in 1990 where he continued to perform using the band's name. After dropping the name in 2003, he and his wife performed as the James & Angela McKinney Band. He now lives in Atlanta.[4]

Garrett eventually moved to Colorado where he worked as a sound engineer and producer.[3]

Owens remains active in bluegrass circles, although some may have forgotten that he introduced Macy to the Erwin sisters and recorded their three-track demo. <>[5][6] His Andy Owens Project released several CDs and he recorded and toured with Druha Trava in 2007.[7]

Dudash continues to record and perform. He released Mango Django in 2004.[8]

Macy eventually left the Chicks over a dispute in musical direction. She eventually moved to Kansas where she is the owner of the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. She teaches mathematics at the Wichita Collegiate School in Wichita.

Danger in the Air Drew Garrett, Bass; Robin Lynn Macy, Guitar, Vocals; Andy Owens, Mandolin, Vocals; James McKinney, Banjo; and Stephan Dudash, Viola, Vocals.


  • Danger in the Air (1988)
Self-released Cassette
Produced and arranged by Danger in the Air
Recorded at TMPS Studios, Austin, Texas, by Larry Seyer
Drew Garrett, Bass; James McKinney, Banjo; Andy Owens, Mandolin; Robin Lynn Macy, Guitar; Stephan Dudash, Fiddle.

1. Bluegrass Show (Jim Messina)
2. The Letter (W. Thompson (The Box Tops))
3. Sweetheart of the Pines (Emmylou Harris)
4. Salt Creek (Traditional)
5. Big Train (from Memphis) (John Fogerty)
6. Minor Swing (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
7. Danger in the Air (Steve Hartz)
8. Train 45 (Traditional)

  • Airtight (1990)
Self-released Cassette
Produced and arranged by Danger in the Air
Recorded at Omega Audio, Dallas, Texas, by Bil VornDick, assisted by Philip Barrett
Drew Garrett, Bass; James McKinney, Banjo; Andy Owens, Mandolin; Robin Lynn Macy, Guitar; Stephan Dudash, Fiddle.

1. In The Pines (Jimmy Davis/Bill Monroe)
2. Love Light (Stephan Dudash)
3. It Don't Matter (Robin Macy)
4. Revel in the Glory (Andy Owens)
5. Storm Out on the Sea (Robin Macy/Mary Neal Northcut)
6. In Despair (Joe Ahr)
7. I'm a Believer (Neil Diamond)
8. Kiss Me Once (Robin Macy)
9. Bounce (James McKinney)
10. My Baby Thinks He's a Train (Leroy Preston)
11. Prisoner Without Love (Stephan Dudash)


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