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Upcoming Events 2022:

APRIL

29

Fri, Apr. 29, 7-10PM

TR Quartet

Limelight

Sheboygan, WI

MAY

14

Sat, May 14, 4-6PM

TR DUO

Parallel 44 Winery

Kewaunee, WI

MAY

21

Sat, May 21

TR Quartet

Family Resource Center 

25th Anniversary

(Ticketed Event)

Nourish Farms

Sheboygan, WI

Tickets/Host Link

:https://familyresourcesheboygan.org/fundraiser/

JUNE

3

Fri, June 3, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery

Kohler, WI

JUNE

9

Thurs, June 9, 7-9:30PM

TR DUO

Off the Deck Music Series

Stagecoach Inn

Cedarburg, WI

JUNE

17

Fri, June 17, 7-11PM

TR Quartet

Osthoff Lake Deck

Elkhart Lake, WI

JUNE

23

Thurs, June 23, 6-9PM

TR Quartet

Luxembourg Beer Garden

Belgium, WI

JUNE

25

Sat, June 25

TR Quartet

JUNE-A-PALOOZA

Christopher Gardens

Ticket/Host Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-a-palooza-2022-a-benefit-for-fresh-meals-on-wheels-tickets-258179561017

JUNE

29

Weds, June 29, 7PM

TR Quartet

Music in the Park

Kohler Andrae State Park

Sheboygan, WI

JULY

15

Fri, July 15, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery

Kohler, WI

JULY

17

Sun, July 17, 12-3PM

TR Quartet

Parker John's

Sheboygan, WI

JULY

27

Weds, July 27, 6-8PM

TR Quartet

Summer Concert Series

River Park

Sheboygan Falls, WI

JULY

29

Fri, July 29, 7-10PM

TR Quartet

Sebbatical Brewing Co.

Manitowoc, WI

JULY

31

Sun, July 31, 2-6PM

TR Quartet

Osthoff Lake Deck

Elkhart Lake, WI

AUG

13

Sat, Aug. 13, 1PM

TR Quartet

Waukesha Blues Fest

Delafield, WI

Ticket link:

https://www.waukeshabluesfest.com/tickets

AUG

14

Sun, Aug. 14, 4-8PM

TR Quartet

The Shore Club

Tiki Bar

Elkhart Lake, WI

ABOUT US:

Tonic Roots features Ann Berchem (vocals/keys), Jeff Kolar (guitar/vocals), John Truttschel (percussion) and Adam DeSombre (bass). Based out of Sheboygan, WI, this group covers a diverse range of artists and genres, including soulful blues, jazz, acoustic rock, reinvented classics, and original repertoire.

 

Arrangements have been creatively crafted with unique, bluesy, and artistic touches. 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:

Ann Berchem: Lead Vocals/Keys

Jeff Kolar: Guitar/Vocals

Adam DeSombre: Bass

John 'JT' Truttschel: Percussion

Ann has been singing and involved with music 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 both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in K-12 vocal/choral/general music education and vocal performance, teaching music in public schools for twenty-six 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! You can find him these day at Sheboygan's own, Torke Coffee. 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 played bass with the former group, This Big Life, and percussion with Hot Jupiter. Adam played bass with the UWGB Sheboygan/Lakeland Chamber Orchestra, and has had his hands in many local music projects over the years. Adam is a chemist as well as recently opened a new local business, Green Bicycle Co, with his wife. 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 has recently retired from the working world, lucky guy! Rock, jazz, blues, and country are his favorites. You'll also hear him chime in on some vocals as well! John, Jeff, and Ann have been playing together locally for the past several years with their former group, JJARU.

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

Providing Music for:
Special Events
Private Events
Festivals
Weddings/Cocktail Hour
Wine Bars / Wineries
Pubs / Restaurants /Breweries

Duo, Trio, and Quartet Options

We will create a specialized set for your event or venue needs, contact today for booking and rates!
tonicroots@gmail.com

AUG

17

Weds, Aug. 17

PRIVATE EVENT

Sheboygan, WI

AUG

25

Thurs, Aug. 25, 5:30-9PM

TR TRIO

Music in the Park

Lakeview Park

Random Lake, WI

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SEPT

2

Fri, Sept 2, 5-9PM

TR Quartet

Blind Horse Winery

Kohler, WI

SEPT

10

Sat, Sept 10

PRIVATE EVENT

Fond du Lac WI

OCT

13

Thurs, Oct. 13

TR Quartet 

OktoberFEAST

Sheboygan, WI

 

DEC

3

Sat, Dec. 3

Osthoff Elk Room

Elkhart Lake, WI

 

Be sure to check back for updates!

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