We are a 5 piece band together since 2001.
We perform all over southern MI and northern IN . We play anything from gospel , classic country to oldies rock.
The BackRoads Band
The BackRoads Band was founded in 2001 by Matt Schwartz (lead singer and rhythm guitar) from Kalamazoo, MI with his wife Sheila. Ron (lead guitar) and Ellen Gallegos(piano)are from Battle Creek ,MI . Floyd (bass guitar) and Janet Martin(drums) from Middlebury ,IN.
Matt has been in music since a child with his family and has performed for many different venues as a soloist and with different bands. He also recorded a solo self titled CD in 2000 before he was aquainted with his current band.
Ron and Ellen are also very seasoned in music. They have performed with country greats such as the late Billy Walker, Bobby Bare, Freddy Fender, Connie Smith and many more. They have been inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame.
Floyd has been involved in music through out the years also. Him and Matt were in a country gospel band in the 80s called The Pilgrims. Janet is Ellens daughter and she grew up singing gospel music with her mother.
The BackRoads Band performs at many different fairs, festivals and campgrounds, churches, and private parties in both Indiana and Michigan. For more info you can visit their website at www.thebackroadsbandonline.com
Yes we play live at fairs and festivals all over MI and IN , VFW's and Eagles lodges and churches and private parties. We love it!
we're pretty much country to the core. Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams, George Strait, Dwight Yoakum, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn and many more. We do some oldies rock and some classic rock , Lynard Skynard, CCR, Cheap Trick just to name a few.
Yamaha speakers and monitors, Behringer mixer, AKG mics , lead guitar, keyboards, rythym guitar, bass, drums