Celebrating 70 years, Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced that Grand Funk Railroad will be performing live in concert on Sunday, August 7th at 2:00 P.M.
Known as “The American Band, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re An American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God Of Thunder.
Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape over 45 years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits We’re An American Band, I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind Of Wonderful still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio.
Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.
Tickets for Grand Funk Railroad with special guest Tim Charron at Indian Ranch on Sunday, August 7th are on-sale now. Gates open at noon; Corral Stage performance, featuring Roadhouse Strangers, begins at 12:30 P.M; main stage starts at 2:00 P.M. Tickets are available online at www.IndianRanch.com, by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) or at the Indian Ranch Box Office.
Indian Ranch is located at 200 Gore Road in Webster, MA outside of Worcester and less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Providence, Hartford and Springfield. For more information, visit www.indianranch.com.