About Us:

Dale HartmanGuitar, Vocals

Dale grew up in the Twin Cities and has been playing music for over 25 years. Early influencers were the Beatles and they inspired a strong desire to visualize music in new and different ways. Early English rock, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead brought the passion for music to a whole new level.

Rick Schroepfer - Bass guitar, Backing vocal
Rick has been playing Bass guitar for many years. He has toured extensively in a variety of bands throughout the years. He has enjoyed recording, touring, and most of all loves playing live. 
After several years on hiatus, Rick felt the urge to start playing again and has never looked back. He brings a unique style of lead bass along with sweet harmonies.
Brian RinghamGuitar

Thrilled with much of the 1960’s rock music, Brian started to play guitar in his teens. He soon became enamored with the raw power of Chicago style blues and played in a band during his high school years. Then, for some reason he gave up guitar in the early 70’s but took it up again in 2008, now generally playing fingerstyle (no pick). He considers it great fun to collaborate with others and play tunes that make perfectly normal people jump up and dance. 

Ken Lundquist- Drums, Vocals

 
Ken began playing drums as a teen and was in such groups as the EMPORT, a classic "British Invasion" cover band and later with The Syndicate, an 8 pc. R & B horn band. He later ran a 4 pc. rock band called The Party Monsters, until he took the job as house drummer at the fabled Nye’s Bar where he played a steady gig for 12 years with The Ruth Adams Band (aka) The World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band. Being with the BLUTOPIANS he can again play and enjoy the classic rock, blues, soul and country music he grew up on!