Hard Tellin' who'll show up and Hard Tellin' what you're going to hear!

About The Band
A band about having fun playing classic country music.

Meet The Band
The guys of Hard Tellin' (Also known as "Six Shades of Gray")

Jerry Beschta

Jerry is from Baraboo, WI. He is a well respected bass player and has been the professional music business for a long time.

Mark Nichols

Drummer. Retired Air Force. Green Bay Packer Fan. Full Time Grandpa!

Ronnie Fingerhut

Plays stump fiddle and tambourine and a variety of other stuff. Retired from farming. He is stumpin' and livin' his dream, being a member of the Hard Tellin' Band.

Dan McDonald

Guitar, fiddle and vocals. I am one of five children in our family. I started playing guitar and gaining an interest in music in the mid 1960’s when we lived in Louisiana. It’s now fifty years later and I have met some great people and made some great memories within my music career. No regrets here.

Fred Mills

Vocals and Rhythm Guitar. Retired after 32 years in Printing business. Married to my wife Diane, we have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I enjoy my time with my family and friends. I like watching people listening to our music. Enjoy fishing and hunting and meeting new people as they are friends I have not met yet.

Jim Stiles

Lead guitar player and vocalist. Jim grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin in a very musical family, teaching himself to play guitar at the age of 16. He has been apart of the Baraboo-Sauk County music scene since 1980, playing with various bands including Sundog, The Million and a Half Dollar Band, Sounds Of The Past, and the Illusive Sounds. Jim currently plays with the Trippers as well as the Hard Tellin' Band. Jim and his wife Ruth have one daughter Kelli, and three grandsons. He is retired and an avid golfer who works part time at Trappers Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells.

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