Left to right: Al Michalczak-Steel, Fred Michalczak-Drums/Vocal, Gary Trial-Guitar/Fiddle/Vocal and Jaime Trial-Bass/Vocal
Started in 1969 The Countrymen consist of two brothers, Jaime and Gary Trial, and father and son, Al and Fred Michalczak.
Al, Jaime and Gary have been together since the summer of 1971, when Al joined the band, with Fred joining in 1986.
The longevity of the band reflects the day to day lives of its members.
Jaime retired from Sears after 40 years. Gary was President of his family's pawn shop for over 37 years, and continues to employ his skills as a Gunsmith at home. Al retired from the San Antonio Fire Department after 35 years and has since retired from the band after 50 years. Even Fred has had the same job, music, all of his adult life.
Today, the Countrymen can be found playing in and around the San Antonio area.
For great country dance music at an affordable price, contact The Countrymen at (210) 684-4165 or E-mail us.