BackTrax is a variety band based out of North Central Wisconsin playing Classic Rock, 50's & 60's, Country, Polka, and Blues for over 25 years. BackTrax's statement of purpose is this: Our Purpose, as experienced musicians and responsible people, is to create fun and memorable experiences for our clients - you.
BackTrax consists of a powerful rhythm section driven by the beat of Jon Marion on the drums and by the sub sounds of Wayne Jellish on the bass. Jellish has over the years provided the vision, leadership, and glue for the BackTrax band’s longevity - now in its 26th year. His music career started in Ashland as a member of a teenage cover band and he has continued to play in bands throughout his adult life. Wayne has also been an outstanding teacher and recently won the Crystal Apple Award for elementary school teaching.
Marion has been playing rock, country, blues, jazz, and about anything you can think of all over central Wisconsin. He is in demand as a backup drummer for many regional musicians and band. Jon is an well respected occupational therapist in the area.
Adding a complimentary keyboard sound and saxophone on top of this rhythmic bottom line is Donnie Keiffer, known for years as one of the premiere country sideman in the upper Midwest. Everyone knows Donnie and his credentials as a seasoned experienced musician.
Rounding out the band is Don Kerper. In bands since the age of 15, Kerper has focused his guitar playing on the blues as well as that folk rock sound of the Eagles, Doobies, and CSNY. Kerper has also been an award winning songwriter and radio jingle writer in the past. Kerper is an organizational psychologist and has had a private practice for over 23 years.
Wayne Jellish: Bass Player
Jon Marion: Drummer
Donnie Keiffer: Sax and Keyboard
Don Kerper: Guitar
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