Grand Funk Railroad performed at the Mt. Airy Casino Under The Stars Summer Outdoor Concert Series, in Mount Pocono, PA

Formed in 1969, Grand Funk was born out of the ashes of Terry Knight & The Pack, another band from Flint, Michigan. Currently the group includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, “We’re An American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are true “ALL-STARS”– Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer).

Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a dynamic and multi-talented five piece band that will not only carry on the tradition of Grand Funk hits, but also has the potential to create a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad. With Grand Funk reforming in 2000, this new chapter in the band’s biography is being written daily. Both seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans– discovering the group for the first time on CDs and VH-1– will be able to see and hear firsthand that Grand Funk Railroad’s train is back on track.

 August 18 , Grand Funk Railroad performed at the Mt. Airy Casino Under The Stars’ Summer Outdoor Concert Series, in Mount Pocono, PA.

Grand Fund Railroad played the Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mt. Pocono PA Saturday August 18. The American Band hit the Pocono Mountains and showed them that they still rock. Max Carl did an amazing job on vocals. The rhythm section comprised of founding members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher is one of the tightest I have ever seen. Adding lead guitarist Bruce Kulick and Keyboardist Tim Cashion in to the mix made for a fantastic and energetic show.

I know some of you might be saying “why is Rocknightmare talking about Grand Funk, these guys are not relevant“. Let me be the first to tell you, Grand Funk gave it there all and could run rings around a lot of bands that just hit the scene. I have seen a lot of new bands that just stand there and play. You know what THAT’S BORING. GFR know how to put on a show, they interact with the crowd and they still kick ass live.


Read our interview with GFR Guitarist Bruce Kulick


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