Schmitz Brothers BandBlues, Classic Rock, Dead, Funk, Jam Band, Jazz, Metal, Punk, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Rockin Blues
The bands line up includes father Dave Schmitz on guitar and vocals, twin sons Tim and Dave on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Dennis Pitsch on drums.
The Schmitz Brothers Band's set lists are made up of tunes from a wide array or musical styles. When we first started playing around town a lot, about 2004, we played a lot of Beatles, CSNY, Dylan, Stones, New Riders, and some Grateful Dead.
Over time we began to play more and more Grateful Dead, and came to be known as a bit of a Grateful Dead cover Band. From the early PigPen blues tunes to the Motown covers favored by the Jerry Garcia band, from bluegrass, traditional, and Reggae tunes, to the GD show highlights from their long touring career, we played almost any Dead tune you could think of.
These days, when my sons are back in town from college, the Schmitz Brothers set lists vary greatly from show to show. On any given night you will hear originals and tunes played by Wean, Nirvana, Hendrix, Jazz and Funk standards, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, The Beatles, The Stones, The Band, Dylan, The Talking Heads, Bob Marley, The New Riders, and of course, some Grateful Dead.