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2021 SEASON: 

MAY

 

23

Sun, May 23, 12-3PM

TR Quartet

Parker John's Riverfront 

Sheboygan, WI

JUNE

 

2

Weds, June 2

TR Quartet

PRIVATE EVENT

Cleveland, WI

JUNE

 

4

Fri, June 4, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery Patio

Kohler, WI

ABOUT US:

Tonic Roots started out as an acoustic duo featuring Ann Berchem (vocals/keys) and Jeff Kolar (guitar), covering a diverse range of artists and genres including soulful blues, acoustic rock, and original repertoire. Tonic Roots is now a full quartet including John Truttschel on percussion and Adam DeSombre on upright bass. Duo, Trio, and Quartet options are available to fit your needs.

 

Our arrangements have been crafted with unique, bluesy and artistic touches, in addition to organic improvisation during each performance. From Etta James and Billie Holiday to Susan Tedeschi, Melody Gardot, Eva Cassidy, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, with a dash of Led Zeppelin, and so many more influences in between, Tonic Roots is sure to provide something special for every musical palate!

MEET THE BAND:

JUNE

 

9

Weds, June 9 

TR Quartet

PRIVATE EVENT

Sheboygan, WI

JUNE

 

19

Sat, June 19

TR Quartet

PRIVATE EVENT/WEDDING

Sheboygan, WI

JUNE

 

23

Weds, June 23, 6-8PM

TR Quartet

Summer Concert Series

River Park (TBA)

Sheboygan Falls, WI

JUL

 

11

Sun, Jul 11, 12-3PM

TR Quartet

Parker John's Riverfront 

Sheboygan, WI

JUL

 

14

Weds, Jul 14, 7-8:30PM

TR Quartet

Kohler Andrae State Park

*HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE

SANDERLING NATURE CENTER THEATER due to severe weather

Sheboygan, WI

JUL

 

18

Sun, Jul 18, 4-8PM

TR Quartet

Shore Club Tiki Bar

Elkhart Lake, WI

JUL

 

31

Sat, July 31, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery Patio 

Kohler, WI

AUG

 

12

Thurs. Aug. 12, 6-9PM

TR Quartet

The Limelight

Sheboygan, WI

AUG

 

21

Sat, Aug. 21, 3-6PM

TR Quartet

Walk-Fest

Sheboygan, WI

SEPT

 

4

Sat, Sept 4, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery Patio 

Kohler, WI

Ann Berchem: Vocals/Keys

Jeff Kolar: Guitar

Adam DeSombre: Bass

John 'JT' Truttschel: Percussion

Ann has been singing and playing all of her life, performing in various realms and settings including musical theater, choral music, jazz, writing/arranging, and recently took part in an independent musical drama film. She was classically trained in voice, and holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in K-12 vocal/choral/general music education, teaching music in public schools for twenty five years. Ann enjoys many genres of music, but has a passion for soulful blues and roots music.

Jeff is an accomplished musician, playing guitar, bass, percussion, and arranging throughout his life. Jeff can play just about any song you ask, right out of his head! He is also an experienced, and well known brewmaster, creating craft beer many years before it became trendy! He enjoys blues, classic rock, 80's rock, and pop. Jeff and Ann happen to be brother in-law and sister in-law, and have been performing in other projects together for several years.

Adam has been a percussionist throughout his life, taking up double bass during his adult years. He has played bass with the local group This Big Life, and percussion with Hot Jupiter. Adam plays double bass with the UWGB Sheboygan/Lakeland Chamber Orchestra, and has had his hands in  many local music projects over the years. Little fun fact: Adam's dad played percussion in the local band, The Eldorado's, with Ann & Jeff's father in-law in the 1960's! 

John (JT) started drumming at an early age, receiving a drum set so he would stop banging on everything in the house.  He played with a few local bands in the 70’s and 80’s, then took time off to raise a family. His grown children also now have bands of their own, write and record music. John keeps an acoustic touch to our group with his unique Cajon or mini drum set.  Rock, jazz, blues, and country are his favorites. John, Jeff, and Ann have been playing together locally for the past several years in their former group, JJARU.

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SEPT

 

11

Sat, Sept 11

TR Quartet

PRIVATE EVENT

Fond du lac, WI

SEPT

 

18

Sat, Sept 18, 3-6PM

TR Quartet

Oktoberfest

8th St Ale Haus

Sheboygan, WI

SEPT

 

25

Sat, Sept 25, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery Patio 

Kohler, WI

OCT

 

28

Thurs, Oct 28, 5:30-7:30PM

TR Trio

Oktoberfeast 2021

Elks Lodge #299

Sheboygan, WI

NOV

27

Sat, Nov 27, 6-9PM

TR Quartet

The Limelight

Sheboygan, WI

DEC

 

3

Fri, Dec 3

TR Quartet

Private Event

Sheboygan, WI

DEC

 

4

Sat, Dec 4, 5-8PM

TR Quartet

The Elk Room

The Osthoff Resort

Elkhart Lake, WI

JAN

15

Sat, Jan 15

TR Quartet

Private Event

Sheboygan, WI

Spring/Summer2022:

JUNE

25

Sat, June 25, 2-6PM

TR Quartet

JUNE-A-PALOOZA

Christopher Gardens

(Ticketed Event)

For more demo samples, please click here for our audio/video page link!

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