Friday, July 6, 2012

The Eschelons at The Red barn Playhouse in Saugatuck, Michigan

Tonight the Red Barn Theatre will present The Eschelons  at 7:30 p.m. (just inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Music Hall of Fame). With 5 vocalists, keyboards, sax, harmonica, guitar, bass, and drums, it’s an array of percussion blend to bring you the pleasure of old rock ‘n roll memories.

In 1957 two brothers, Dick and Ron, decided to join the fun. Starting with one old guitar, a bass drum the size of those used by marching bands and a snare drum, they practiced while searching for others that were interested in making music.

The band settled with six-members who are considered the original Eschelons and were featured on the band's first record, "Lonely Christmas," released in 1961. They are: Vic Hill, Jack Hazewinkel, Jim VanPutten, Al Bishoff, Dick Beatty, and Ron Beatty.

The Eschelons first official gig, a private party, was February 21, 1959. The band and its name retired in the mid-sixties. After forty years the six original Eschelons and two new members, Warren Beatty and John Hoekstra, reunited for a performance on June 4, 2005.




The Red Barn, 3657 63rd St. at Blue Star Hwy., Saugatuck, about a quarter mile east of Exit 41 off of I-196.   Call (269) 857-5300 for more information.

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