THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Band Project 3:13 at Equity No . 8, 9
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
The REO Speedwagon Tribute Band Project 3:13 will perform at Equity Hall with special guest Hurrican Express at Pound on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. with lead singer and songwriter Michael Jahnz. In 1988 he caught the attention of Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and songwriter for REO Speedwagon and at the time, Jahnz was playing with his band Vancouver in the Hollywood circuit at places like the Roxy, Whiskey-A Go-Go and the Troubadour, and had previous success touring with Bad Finger.
Contemplating a solo career after $30 million in record sales with monster hits like "Ridin" The Storm Out" and "Take It On The Run", REO's Gary Richrath asked Jahnz to join his new band, Richrath. The resulting combination of Jahnz on vocals and Richrath's legendary guitar and song writing abilities formed a dynamic team. After drawing crowds of thousands throughout North America, the band finally relented to the demands of fans for a new CD, and headed into the recording studio amidst a grueling tour schedule. "Only The Strong Survive" was released on GNP Cresendo Records in 1992, featuring outstanding original recordings by Jahnz and Richrath. Gary Richrath said, "Michael Jahnz is a tremendous singer and songwriter. His songs are just dynamite!"
Jahnz and Richrath then headed back into the recording studio with a collection of dozens of songs they had been writing on the road. After scores of late nights in the recording studio, many until 3:13 am. The pair amicably parted company, with Jahnz forging ahead with his new material aptly titled Project 3:13.
Janhz just returned from Los Angeles after signing a new record deal with Crescendo Records.
Advance tickets are for sale at George Webb in Peshtigo, Lena Lanes in Lena, Cheers Too in Coleman, Katie's Subs in Pound, Terry's Last Stop and Red Brick Tavern in Marinette, and Equity Bar & Grill in Pound. Tickets may also be available at the door the night of the shows if not sold out. Equity also has free bus transportation from Marinette to the show and back. Pick up points are Red Brick Tavern at 6:30 PM and Terry's Last Stop at 6:50 PM. To ride the bus sign up is at one of those locations with seating limited to 42 passengers. Reserve tickets by calling Equity Hall at (715) 789-2147 or call / text Jerome at (715) 701-1622.