RPM… live on the patio at beergarden
April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RPM consists of 3 veteran musicians- they’ve come together to bring an eclectic blend of folk, rock, blues & soul.
RICK MARKSTROM, AKA The Meterman, started playing professionally at 18 in Madison, Wisconsin. He played drums and sang with a few top 40 bands and later with an all original band called The Tayles. They traveled the Wisconsin circuit for about 8 years. The Tayles were a popular band throughout the midwest, putting out an album in 1972 called Who are These
Guys? It was re-released on C.D. in the 90’s. Since moving to Eugene, Oregon in the mid 70’s,Rick has played, Sang & recorded wth some of Eugene’s best bands. Blues and soul music are his expertise. C.D. Released in 1999. This current band, RPM, features Rick’s vocal strengths, and his ability to groove on the drums. It is a perfect fit.
PETER GIRI’S musical career began as a member of Cowboy, (under his real Pete Kowalke), a Southern country rock band signed to the legendary Capricorn Records. Cowboy toured with the Allman Brothers on the East Coast for two years while gaining a devoted following nationwide. Peter is a gifted songwriter and performer,whether performing solo or with a band. Peter is also known as a masterful interpreter of others’ songs—and these interpretations are never just “covers.” Listeners often comment, when hearing him play a song by another artist, “He does that better than the original!”
MIKE HATGIS originally from New York City, has performed in many musical settings. He traveled throughout Canada with oldie greats the Platters, Drifters & the Coasters, as well as performing for Canada’s premiere Elvis impersonator. Mike’s experiences include performing in Top 40, Middle-Eastern dance, R&B, Blues, Jazz, and a variety of Latin genres. Locally, Mike has performed or is performing with , Paul Safar Consort, The JiveMasters, Mason Williams, Craig Einhorn, Dennis Smith, Sun Bossa, Soulicious, Blues Kats, Lloyd Tolbert Band, & Complicated.