Chad Okrusch is a fifth-generation Montanan. He makes music in backwoods bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries and hot springs near his favorite trout fishing spots from Red Lodge, Montana to Seattle.
WINTER/SPRING 2018 AVAILABLE DATES
- January: 10, 11, 19, 21, 24, 25, 31
- February: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28
- March: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 30, 31
- April: 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
UPDATED January 8, 2018
Chad has shared gigs with Montana favorites Tom Catmull, Tony Polecastro, Sean Devine, Wylie & the Wild West, & Chris Cunningham. He has shared the stage with national touring artists Aaron Espe, Christy Hays, and Connor Garvey. He's opened for country music stars Blake Shelton and Lee Brice. And he's opened for alt-country and Americana legend Robert Earl Keen. He's played at many music festivals including Red Ants Pants, Montana Folk Festival, Red Lodge Songwriters Festival, Storyhill Fest, & The Headwaters Country Jam.
Chad is currently working on a double album project that will include an album of new, original songs and album of tributes to his favorite songwriters.
An interesting side note, Chad is a tenured professor of communication and media studies at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication and does academic and community work focused on helping affected publics become meaningful participants in environmental restoration activities that concern them.
To book an event call me at 406.498.2205 or send email to Okrusch@gmail.com.