Tamarak began on September 21, 1980.
The original members of the band were Steve Christenson and Mark Hanus on
guitars, Hillard Krechlow on bass and Curt Jones on drums. In the
beginning Tamarak was mostly country with a little fiftes mixed
Like most bands, members came and went quite often. Throughout the
eighties the lineup changed frequently. One of the most well known members
was Nick St. Nicholas, formerly of the band Steppenwolf. As the eighties
progressed into the nineties Tamarak became more of a rock band.
the nineties the heart and soul of the band was Donna Ruhland on vocals
and Curt Jones on drums. Dan Grise and his guitar joined Tamarak in
January of 1997. After a brief hiatus in the beginning of 2000, Curt and
Dan revived Tamarak with current members Dave Millett on guitar and Allen
Lerold on bass. Tamarak is now a pure driving no holds barred rock-n-roll
band. They have fun every night putting on their show, and so does the
crowd. Please check out our schedule, and come find out for