How did we get started?
If you like classic rock, you will love Three Chords and a Beer. The group has its roots in a group of friends who began playing together in 2001. While they played a wide variety of venues including The Home Tavern, Diamond Fest and the Worthington Park Friday Concert stage, they primarily played private parties and weddings. With family and career needs expanding, the group decided on an extended hiatus.
In the Spring of 2016, original band member Dutch Junge decided he would like to play again and has put together an eclectic and energetic bunch of old guys who love classic rock music.
Band Leader and Bass Player
Dutch, a Logan resident and recent retiree, plays bass and is the bands librarian and manager. Dutch played in rock bands during his high school years, but only played acoustic guitar for his own pleasure over the years. A friend advised Dutch to take a field trip one weekend to Laurelville to hear a band called Borrowed Time. That trip led to a musical partnership with Doug Wenger.
Lead Singer, Tambourinist
A recent addition to the group is Jay Folickman. While Jays vocation as an Account Manager for the packaging industry, music has always been a strong avocation. Jay currently hails from Pickerington, but was raised on Long Island NY. He has sung for many years and has a particular affinity for musical theater. He has sung the lead roles in Oklahoma!, Oliver and Fiddler On The Roof. In addition, he can often be found in and around the Columbus area singing karaoke. Jay is a member of the Gallery Players in Columbus, and his enjoying this new adventure in his musical career.
Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Doug is a current resident of Sugar Grove, but has been playing in various bands for many years during his stint with the Air Force in England, Illinois and South Dakota. After retiring from the Air Force, Wenger played with Borrowed Time for 12 years in various venues all around Southeast Ohio. Doug is the sole proprietor for The Appliance Doctor and enjoys meeting people all over the area when taking care of their repair needs. He’s also our vocal coach.
Sax and Flute, Original Band Member
Nick Delmatto, a local self-employed glass artisan and member of the original band, was contacted and recruited to rejoin. Nick had a brief brush with music in grade school, but only began to play seriously at age 35. Nick has had a wide variety of musical experiences since picking up the clarinet, sax and flute including being a founding member of the big band group The Nostalgics.
Drummer Calvin Price is a well-known local resident (and spouse to LHS Asst. Band Director Pam Price) and has been involved in rock bands since his high school days. In addition to playing percussion with the Logan High School Band, Calvin played in rock bands, including Erector Set and RAPT Review. Although his music career fell prey to family and career demands, he continued to play for his own enjoyment. Three Chords is thrilled to have added his expertise to their efforts.
The most recent addition to the band is lead guitarist Tim Travis is a well-known Hocking County musician. From his early days in The Rockits playing in Holiday Inn lounges in northern Ohio, to his many years with the Blue Jean Special and Blue Jean Band, Tim has played a wide variety of musical styles. Although he has indulged many hobbies over the years, including restoring old cars (including the one shown in the bands promotional picture) and playing with his grandchildren, he is happy to be the lead guitar player of this classic rock and roll band. Tim also adds his vocals on some of the bands song choices.
Come see us play!
- Private Parties
- Corporate Events
- Live Shows
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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!