Chad is a fifth-generation Montanan. He makes music in backwoods bars near his favorite trout fishing spots from Red Lodge, Montana to Seattle. 

Red Ants Pants 2014

Red Ants Pants 2014

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. 

This summer he'll play the Red Lodge Songwriters Festival, Seeley Lake Music Festival, and, in addition to touring Montana, Chad will make a brief trip to the Seattle area in August. 

2017 AVAILABLE DATES

Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • March: 1,2; 8,9; 15,16; 22; 29,30
  • April: 5; 12,13; 19,20; 26,27
  • May: 24,25; 31
  • June: 1; 7,8; 14,15; 21; 28,29
  • July: 5,6; 12; 19,20; 26,27
  • August: 2; 9,10; 16,17; 23,24; 30,31
  • September: 6,7; 13,14; 20,21; 27,28
  • October: 4,5; 11,12; 18,19; 25,26
  • November: 1,2; 8,9; 15,16; 22,23; 29,30
  • December: 6,7; 13,14; 20,21; 27,28

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

  • May: 26
  • June: 9,10,11; 25
  • July: no available dates
  • August: 6; 19,20
  • September: 1,2; 15,16,17; 30
  • October: 1; 13,14,15; 27,28,29
  • November: 10,11,12; 24,25,26
  • December: 8,9,10; 22,23,24

    Booking

    To book an event call me at 406.498.2205 or send email to Okrusch@gmail.com.