Twice per month, diners at Moser’s Austrian Cafe are treated with the sound of You’ll Dew, a unique and talented three-piece acoustic music group.
The group’s next appearance at Moser’s will be on Friday, October 13 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm ET.
After that, you can catch them on the first and third Fridays of every month, with exceptions for holidays.
You’ll Dew consists of Steve Gurndt singing lead and playing guitar, Tim Cunningham singing harmony and playing Mandolin, and Rick Schpok playing the Dobro style slide guitar.
The group plays popular hits from the 1950s through the 1970s. Included in their repertoire of over 300 songs are tunes by artists such as: Eagles, John Prine, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Jimmy Buffet, Merle Haggard and Elvis Presley.
You’ll Dew has a fun, audience-engaging style, a unique blend of instruments and voices, and a large repertoire for nearly all ages and tastes. Audience members are encouraged to make requests from the song lists placed on tables when they play.
Steve Gurndt began playing guitar when he was eleven years old and soon after began playing and singing at gatherings, parties and all kinds of events.
In the 1970s, he performed throughout California and Oregon before returning home to Indiana where he continued to work as a musician.
Steve became proficient at playing rhythm and lead guitar combined to accompany his singing, in order to create a full sound with a small band.
Some of his favorite singers are: George Strait, The Beatles, Allison Krause, Hank Williams, and Jimmy Buffett. Beamer says, “I love to sing and play guitar with my partners, Tim and Rick. I live by the saying, ‘Love what you do and do what you love.’”
Tim Cunningham came from a musical family. His mother played guitar and sang with a gospel trio and brother Terry played guitar. Tim’s family and friends would play music on the porch and at age twelve he joined in.
Tim says, “Learning the mandolin this way was truly a blessing. I played bluegrass and country styles of mandolin, then later expanded to all kinds of music.”
Tim developed a unique style, which allows him to blend his mandolin with many types of music. In 2003, when Tim saw Steve playing a gig, he asked if he could sit in. Steve was impressed with Tim’s mandolin playing and harmony singing so they began playing together.
Rick Schpok grew up picking on the guitar in Dowagiac, Michigan. His folks couldn’t afford to buy him a guitar, so one day when he was at his grandparents’ farm, he made his own guitar from Grandma’s old suitcase he found in the attic.
Grandpa’s wooden level was used for the neck. He added the seat from a rocking chair, a hinge from the front door and some old skeleton keys for tuners. He called the crazy thing a Travelator, which he plays to this day.
At age 18 (to avoid actual work), he landed a job as a guitarist with the house band at Bresa Del Rio Ranch near Otsego, Michigan. Since then, he’s been thrown out of bands from Michigan to Texas.
Rick enjoys playing western swing, bluegrass, country, and jazz. No music is safe from Rick.