Don Brewer Legendary Grand Funk Railroad Drummer, Singer and Songwriter, March 19, 2019

Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad Celebrates 50 Years of Funk
Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
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Don Brewer Legendary Grand Funk Railroad Drummer, Singer and Songwriter
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Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad Celebrates 50 Years of Funk

                           50 YEARS OF FUNK                                  

Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”.  Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2019 marking a 50-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2018, Grand Funk’s 2019 American Band Tour will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

UPCOMING DATES

MAR 22

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Mar 29 - Mar 30

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Lincoln City, OR

APR 6

Belterra Casino Resort

Florence, IN

MAY 25

Seven Oaks Recreation - Boone IA

Boone, IA

JUN 1

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

 

STUDIO ALBUMS

On Time (1969)

Grand Funk (1969)

Closer to Home (1970)

Survival (1971)

E Pluribus Funk (1971)

Phoenix (1972)

We're an American Band (1973)

Shinin' On (1974)

All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (1974)

Born to Die (1976)

Good Singin', Good Playin' (1976)

Grand Funk Lives (1981)

What's Funk? (1983)

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For more information about Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad visit https://grandfunkrailroad.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/grandfunkrailroadmusic/

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Guest, Don Brewer

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Don Brewer
Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad Celebrate 50 Years
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Drummer,Singer,Songwriter
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LEGENDARY DRUMMER-SINGER-SONGWRITER

W/GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

'CELEBRATIONG 50 YEARS OF FUNK'

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”.  Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2019 marking a 50-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2018, Grand Funk’s 2019 American Band Tour will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.

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.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and 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.

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 fifty 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.

Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re an American Band and Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales exceeding 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.

Grand Funk’s 2018 tour was a huge success and now, with the group’s 2019 American Band Tour, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate 50 Years of Funk with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!    

For more information about Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad visit https://grandfunkrailroad.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/grandfunkrailroadmusic/

 

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

UPCOMING DATES

MAR 22 Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Mar 29 - Mar 30 Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Lincoln City, OR

APR 6 Belterra Casino Resort

Florence, IN

MAY 25 Seven Oaks Recreation - Boone IA

Boone, IA

JUN 1 Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

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