When front man Dan Wheeler called upon former band mates and talent from Nebraska’s largest metro areas to start a new project, little was known about what would come from the resulting mix of rockers and country boys. Five years and a few hundred shows later, with a name born around a patio table littered with beer cans, SwitchBak’s four members continue to pack Midwest clubs, streets, festivals, and fairs with their own brand of country-rock music. Drawing on the driving guitars of southern rock, the storytelling of country Outlaws, the anthems of today’s country stars and the raw edge of Texas red-dirt, SwitchBak mixes all of the best ingredients like a good cocktail and then sets them ablaze to create a distinctly rugged, raw, natural sound of their own that has found its way into the hearts of thousands.
Not content with presenting their take on the well-known music of their influences, SwitchBak has headed into the studio and is looking forward to its first album release projected early in 2015. The band will also continue to maintain its busy live performance schedule throughout the year, with appearances including Celebrate Lincoln, several local fairs and festivals, highlighted by another year as the featured performer at WaverlyFest, Nebraska’s largest street dance. In addition to headlining numerous events, SwitchBak has been privileged to perform with great acts such as Joe Diffie, Billy Currington, Gary Alan, the Eli Young Band, Montgomery Gentry, Jack Ingram, Reckless Kelly, Dustin Lynch, the Bart Crow Band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jason Michael Carroll, The Beach Boys and many other great artists, and have been blessed every step of the way.
SwitchBak and all its members would also like to thank God, their families, friends, and their fans for you love and support. Without all of you none of what we do would be possible. So with our glasses and our hearts held high here's to all of you...
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