Tangle Eye to host a rip-roarin’ honky-tonk good time at the Scottville Clown Band Shell

July 14, 2015


Tangle Eye

Tangle Eye

By Carrie Klemm, MCP Writer.

SCOTTVILLE – This week’s Tuesday Night Concert Series at the Scottville Clown Band Shell will feature the local country-blues rock band, Tangle Eye.

A collaboration of the musical talents of Dean Dostal, Denny Martinchek and Remington Greiner, Tangle Eye has been helping local music lovers get their hands clapping and feet dancing since 2008.

“At that time, I had been in the area for a few years and word had gotten around that I liked to play,” said Dostal. “Denny approached me and asked if I would want to put something together with him and that’s how it started. He is one of the premier drummers in this town and we both enjoy the same kind of music. It was a good fit.”

After a few years of playing with different local musicians and then deciding to branch out on their own, Dostal and Martinchek developed a good sound between the two of them and had a lot of fun doing it. With a desire to add more depth, they began a search for a bass player. Through the help of a mutual friend, Dostal met Greiner.

“Remington was a little nervous at first,” said Dostal. “He didn’t grow up listening to the same kind of music as we did, but he picked it right up and has really learned a lot. He’s been with the band a few years now and we would be lost without him.”

Tangle Eye meets every Sunday morning for practice or, as they like to call it, “church.” With covers ranging from Johnny Cash to Merle Haggard to ZZ Top, the members of Tangle Eye have a deep appreciation for the legends of country and blues. In addition to playing the tunes everyone knows and loves, Dostal enjoys writing his own songs, which he performs both with the band and in his solo gigs. For a taste of his talent, check out the favorite, “Two Track Heart Attack.”

Based in Ludington, the band has played all over Mason County at bars and taverns, wedding receptions, birthday parties, and has even scheduled an appearance at an upcoming house rededication. They have also had the honor of being the Saturday night closing band for the Harvest Festival in Scottville for the past four years.

As a thank you to local fans and an expression of love for the community, any money made by the band for Tuesday night’s show will be donated right back to the band shell.

“It’s really about the band shell and the town. It’s not about us. We love playing and seeing others come together and enjoy the music,” said Dostal.

Tuesday’s concert at the Scottville Clown Band Shell begins at 7 p.m and is open to the public. For more information on their upcoming events (including a few this weekend!), find them on Facebook. Also, be sure to check out Dostal’s solo gig schedule, found on Facebook at DeanDostalMusic.


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