The Gopher Tones are a South Eastern Minnesota blues rock band that came together as a mutual admiration society comprised of members of Doghouse Jon and The Misbehavers, The Neo Rhythms, and The Annie Mack Band. After crossing paths on various blues gigs, The Gopher Tones decided that the time to work together had come and they coalesced behind the dynamic vocals of Craig Tangen, guitar picker extraordinaire Charlie "Sugar Chuck" Lacy, and the blues guitar stylings of Tom Kochie. Rounding out the rhythm section are groovemasters Brian Engan on drums and Tim Scribner on bass. About our name ...we had a blues mentor that used to say, "Boys don't worry about playing all them fast notes, just go for tone and the rest will take care of itself". Words to live by, especially in the Gopher State.