Schrock Bros with Madcat to play in Onekama

The Schrock Bros will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday during the Portage Lake Association's Monday Night Concerts in the Park in Onekama. (Courtesy photo)

The Schrock Bros will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday during the Portage Lake Association’s Monday Night Concerts in the Park in Onekama. (Courtesy photo)

ONEKAMA — The Portage Lake Association’s (PLA) second free Monday Night Concert in Onekama’s Village Park will feature Schrock Bros with Madcat.

The event is slated for 7 p.m. on July 2.

Schrock Bros with Madcat is an established Michigan based Americana roots, blues, folk, rock family ensemble featuring the soulful lead vocals and family harmony of brothers Andrew and Jasen with Papa Mark Schrock. They are joined by Michigan musical legends Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica, Drew Howard on pedal steel and electric guitar, and Michael Shimmin on drums.

The band has performed in numerous clubs, breweries, festivals and concerts over the years.

Andrew Schrock is a well known Michigan front man, playing numerous gigs around Michigan and the U.S. with his bands Funktion and The Mainstays. He is a gifted soulful singer and songwriter and holds down the bass lines in the Bros Band.

Big brother Jasen Schrock brings his years of experience in Chicago musical theater and the neo-swing scene of the ‘90s to the band. Jasen belts out the R&B, blues and ballads for the band, strumming the family Martin acoustic guitar.

Multi-instrumentalist Mark “Papa” Schrock is a Michigan veteran, and has performed in a range of Americana-roots bands since 1974. In the Schrock Bros he contributes as a singer-songwriter and plays electric guitar and mandolin.

Grammy award winning Peter Madcat Ruth has established an international reputation through his riveting virtuosity on the harmonica. He is equally at home playing blues, folk, jazz, country, or rock and roll. He has enjoyed a long musical association with the extended Dave Brubeck family, and currently tours with Chris Brubeck’s “Triple Play.”

Drew Howard is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and sideman with more than 35 years of stage, session and music production experience. He plays electric and pedal steel guitar. In 2010, Howard was honored with a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist.

Celebrated drummer Michael Shimmin is one of the most in-demand percussionists in the state of Michigan and beyond. Well versed in the styles of jazz, world, folk, rock and classical music, Shimmin provides the perfect settings for the Brothers wide repertoire.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, family and friends to the Onekama Village Park, on M-22 in Onekama for an evening of music on the shores of Portage Lake.

In the event of bad weather, the Onekama Consolidated Schools will host the concert in the auditorium.

Visit www.onekama.info or the Facebook page, -1. Onekama, Michigan and Portage Lake Association for more information.

There’s no charge, but the PLA Bucketeers will be around during the intermission to gather donations to keep the concerts going.

 

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