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.
All things come to an end. So it is for The Countrymen Band. We will be retiring the Band at the end of this year.
We would like to thank ALL of our followers that have danced to us the past 54 years.
Without the lovers of traditional country music, there would not be bands around that play it.
It has been a privilege to be able to share the bandstand with many excellent musicians over the years, this will stay in our memories forever.
On behalf of Jaime, Al, Fred & Myself, THANK YALL for helping keep REAL country music alive.
There are some dates left on our schedule and we would enjoy so much to share them with everyone.
Contact us at (210) 216-8570 or E-mail us.
Club Contacts:MARTINEZ SOCIAL CLUB - 7791 ST HEDWIG RD - 210-661-2422