Meet the Musicians

Portager

Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums). 

Capt. Cat
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Once a short-lived Dr. Dog cover band, Capt. Cat emerged, reformed and reimagined, as an eclectic four-piece rock group. Meticulously yet haphazardly piecing together influences of rock, folk, oldies, blues, and jazz, they craft music that is challenging, intriguing, and accessible to any and all audiences.

Mark Higgins
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Mark Higgins will be play at Boatyard Brewing for the first time ever! His music is described as "outlaw country." Grab a great craft brew and check out some tunes!

Kit LeBlanc
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Vocalist, Kit LeBlanc and guitarist, Paul Freeburn are a ‘high energy’ duo - performing a broad range of music that includes Blues, Soul, Classic Rock, Pop, Country, and much more. If you love to dance – Kit & Paul will get you up, and on your feet!

Tyler Berkey
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Current singer and guitarist for the Michigan rock band Echo Tango, and a former member of Gunship Radio, Tyler Berkey is a singer-songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With an eclectic taste in music, each song has its own personality. 

The Groove
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

The Groove is a dynamic group of talented musicians and singers who have played both throughout the city of Kalamazoo and surrounding areas for several years. They have a basis in funk, R&B, gospel and soul but are also experienced in pop, blues rock, and jazz.

Nathan Douglas
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Nathan Douglas is a country artist who performs regularly in the Southwest Michigan Area! His acoustic duo will be performing at Harvey's this Friday. Come grab a drink, sit back and listen to some tunes!

Jeff Mueller
Portager is from Kalamazoo, MI and plays uptempo rock that contains elements of bluegrass, Americana, psychedelia and post rock. Their debut LP, The Shore was released in the autumn of 2017. Portager is Jeremy Cronk (guitar, vocals), Brian Ritzer (bass, vocals) and Paul Drake (drums).

Jeff Mueller performs acoustic-driven music and is a regular at Louie's Trophy House! You can catch him this Friday from 5PM to 7PM! 

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