Living free, seeking what's hidden and finding out what's already there. ” -

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 been keeping a busy schedule playing local, regional and national stages for over 30 years. Led by Clark Machtemes, their brand of story driven songs, sense of song craft and arsenal of musical instruments have led to national radio play, commercial jingles and songwriter showcases across the country. Traveled Ground plays as a full band and as an acoustic duo and trio. Clark also plays solo showcasing  Traveled Ground's original music. Traveled Ground just released their 6th album in 2020 and put out two new singles the Winter of 2021. They are presently in the studio working on their 7th album to be released in 2023.


Rootsy authentically real music that keeps one in the moment. Traveled Ground and their music crosses the spectrum of the American Roots sound. Bridging old and new, originals and classics into a sound that is timeless, present and all their own.  Drawing from folk, blues, gospel, and roots rock their original and covered music draws one in keeps you wanting more. Their years and wealth of experience had led to local,regional and national shows that showcases their original and special sound. Not to be missed. 

"Uniquely Minnesotan. Intellectually influenced by Bob Dylan with the soul of the Mississippi Delta".  ( Patrick Noaker)

"What strikes me the most about this group is their "taste" in music. Beyond their musicianship and technique, the listener senses a mastery and confidence in which their personal expression come through in their sound. Production, arrangement and blend of the Long Time Coming Album is perfect for their type of music".  (Wayne Christeson, Author and Music  Critic. Nashville TN.)


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