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“We’re An American Band”- Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer Talks About Playing Kalamazoo Ribfest

Large photo courtesy Hulton Archive, Getty Images. All others Capitol Records
Large photo courtesy Hulton Archive, Getty Images. All others Capitol Records

His 50 year friendship with Mel Schacher, the current version of the band and a preview of Friday night’s setlist as Bobby Guy talk with Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer.

The first weekend in August each year, Ribfest rocks Kalamazoo with amazing food and live rock & roll. August 4th you can experience one of the biggest bands of the 1970s as Grand Funk Railroad takes the stage at Arcadia Creek Festival Place for Ribfest 2017.

“It’s gonna be a high-energy Grand Funk rock & roll show!”

-Don Brewer, Grand Funk Railroad

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Grand Funk toured the planet selling out stadiums, bringing their brand of Midwestern meat & potatoes rock & roll to the world. Along the way they charted 8 Top 40 his, including the #1 songs “We’re and American Band” and “The Locomotion”- both million sellers.

Founding drummer and sometime singer Don Brewer talks about his 50 year friendship with the other half of the rhythm section, bass player with Mel Schacher. Don sings the praises of the current lineup of the band featuring singer Max Carl (formerly of .38 Special) and one-time Kiss guitarist Bruce Kuhlick; these guys have been together for 18 years- longer than the original lineup! Don alos reveals key songs in the setlist for Friday night’s show with Grand Funk Railroad at Kalamazoo Ribfest 2017.

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Bonus Video: Kalamazoo Ribfest Weekend Highlights 2015

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