The Backroads Band has been together for almost 6 years now. Each of the members has had some kind of music background or another . Matt Schwartz heads up the band with (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and has been singing since he was a child with his family. He hails from Kalamazoo, MI with his wife Sheila. Ron Gallegos (lead guitar) and Ellen Gallegos ( piano) and backup harmonies .from Battle Creek, MI .They were inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame.They're a household name all around Michigan. They have performed with many of the country music legends at Prairieville Farms Days Floyd Martin (bass guitar and backup vocals) and his wife Janet (drums and backup vocals) from Middlebury,Indiana. Floyd has been involved with music in church and also played in country gospel band with Matt in the 1980's and Janet grew up singing with her mom (Ellen Gallegos) Howard Quibell who played the steel guitar. He was also a member of the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame. He has played with many country legends of the Grand Old Opry and played on a local TV show in Michigan with Rem Wall and The GreenValley Boys for many years.He passed on to be with the Lord in Feb. 2006. We miss him greatly! The Backroads Band has perfomed at various county fairs and festivals in Michigan and Indiana . They also play for church events and programs and campgrounds and private parties. If you enjoy the sound of the steel guitar and great piano and lead guitar and good harmonies you'll want to buy this CD. For bookings you may contact Matt Schwartz at 269-383-3489 or 269-492-2246 and you can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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