More Tishans playing the Harvest Moon Dance at Stillwater Eagles on Nov. 24
The Washington County Historical Society is excited to announce that the More Tishans will be playing at the Eagles Club in Stillwater on Saturday Nov. 24 from 8-11 p.m.
It was back in 1963 that four kids from Stillwater, Hugh Kraemer, Tom Cafferty, Chris Nelson and Roy [Pinky] Herschleb started a group they called “The More-Tishans,” tishans being Latin for music. Of the four members of this group only Pinky had a music background – he being a drummer in the High School band.
When the group began they were too young to drive so their first manager, Doc Lee, would bring the group to gigs in his station wagon towing a trailer behind. Lee was known as a keen competitor in the field of local dances and such. The group soon found itself traveling the entire state of Minnesota playing at one school dance to another.
In 1965 the group all graduated from Stillwater High School and entered college. It was school work during the week and Rock and Roll on the weekends. In 1966 a fellow high school classmate, Marc LeBoutillier wrote a song for the group called “[I’ve got] Nowhere to Run” which was recorded on a local label. That song received wide release and radio play and became one of the top songs in this market for the year.
In 1967, Tom Cafferty was drafted and left the group. He was replaced by Dick Schreier who was active in a group from Marshall, Minnesota. Later in the year, drummer Pinky Herschleb was stricken with a condition that made it difficult and painful to play the drums. He was replaced with Dan Monson.
The More-Tishans were one of the top local bands in the Twin Cities. On August 23, 1968, the group played their last gig before a home town crowd at the Armory in Stillwater with all six members of the group there. The More-Tishans were inducted into Minnesota’s music hall of fame in 2008.
This Hunters Moon Dance is a fundraiser for the Washington County Historical Society’s capital campaign for the development of the Washington County Heritage Center. A $10 per person donation is requested to help the Historical Society get closer to their financial goal. Also available at the event will be copies of Scott Schell's Garage Sounds book about the days of local bands in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.