Biography

Offering a unique combination of Folk, Blues, Roots Rock and Americana styles , Traveled Ground's music crosses the spectrum of the Roots Music scene. Hailing out of Waconia Minnesota, this group has kept a busy schedule playing local, regional and national stages for over 28 years. Led by multi- instrumentalist Clark Machtemes, their brand of story driven songs, sense of song craft and arsenal of instruments have led to national radio play, commercial jingles and songwriter showcases across the country. Traveled Ground plays as a full band and at times as an acoustic duo and trio. Clark also performs solo to showcase Traveled Ground's original music. Traveled Ground just released their 5th full length album  in early 2017. They are a group that continues to evolve but yet remain grounded in American Roots Music. 

Live Traveled Ground Showcase on BOB 106.1 Bridging Roots Music with Country

Live Traveled Ground Showcase on BOB 106.1 Bridging Roots Music with Country

Clark Machtemes - Lead vocals, Electric, Resonator and Acoustic guitars, Harmonicas, Banjo

Clark Machtemes - Lead vocals, Electric, Resonator and Acoustic guitars, Harmonicas, Banjo

Peter Gustafson-  Stand Up Bass ,Vocals

Peter Gustafson- Stand Up Bass ,Vocals

Timothy Berry- Vocals, Congas, Percussion

Timothy Berry- Vocals, Congas, Percussion

Bob Eneking- Pedal steel, vocals

Bob Eneking- Pedal steel, vocals

Mason Machtemes, Drums and Percussion

Mason Machtemes, Drums and Percussion

Ben Anderson Baritone, Tenor Saxophone.

Ben Anderson Baritone, Tenor Saxophone.

 Chuck Leah ,Mandolin, electric bass

Chuck Leah ,Mandolin, electric bass