Grand Funk Railroad heads into the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
If you go
What: Grand Funk Railroad
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Tickets: $43.11 plus fees
The quintessential “American Band” rolls into Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this Saturday when Grand Funk Railroad plays the South Shore Room.
Over its career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two number one singles, “We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion.” The group has also accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records.
The current incarnation of the group includes founding members Don Brewer (drums/vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass), as well as Max Carl (vocals), a rock veteran from 38 Special; Bruce Kulick (guitar), who spent 12 years with KISS; and Tim Cashion (keyboards), who has had stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Robert Palmer.
“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,” according to a press release from the band. “The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the classic rock landscape 40 years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan, is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power.”
The five-piece group will play 40 shows this year. They recently had a stint on the Rock Legends Cruise, a first for Grand Funk. As long as you can avoid playing in high winds, a rock cruise is a great experience, Brewer said.
“I thought we smoked it. We were the talk of the cruise,” he said.
“We’ve been having a lot of good shows,” Brewer added.
Harrah’s is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.
More information is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
— Adam Jensen, Lake Tahoe Action