Bret & Frisk have been performing together throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country for the past 29 years. They met, appropriately enough, at an open microphone night in Breckenridge, Colorado in 1992 and have been together ever since. Their music ranges from a few hits of the 1950s all the way up to present day alternative rock/folk (Sarah McLachlan, Adele, Jimmy Buffett, John Prine). Most of their music, however, comes directly from the "Woodstock" era of the late 1960s and early 1970s, with artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, America, and Janis Joplin.

Their backgrounds are as diverse as their musical repertoire. Bret grew up in Iowa, and began singing in his mother's hometown country church from a young age. His tastes turned to rock & roll as he became the front man for several successful bands throughout and after his college years, most notably The Pedestrians. As he grew more and more accomplished on the acoustic guitar, his tastes turned a little more toward the folk genre, and he began singing as a solo musician at several ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains. His major influences include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and John Denver.

Frisk grew up on the east coast and studied music in college, performing in opera workshops, choral groups, and a capella singing groups. Her first time singing on a microphone was in Breckenridge, Colorado, the same night she met Bret. She joined his acoustic show, adding harmonies to his melody lines; the two have performed in this way in Colorado, Washington, California, New Hampshire, and most of the mid-western states.

Together they have put out 3 cds of music, mostly cover songs, but with a few of Bret's original songs mixed in. Their unique blend of acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies have gained them a loyal following of all ages wherever they have taken their act. Audiences are encouraged to make requests from their repertoire of over 400 songs, making their shows more personal than most music acts.

Highlights of their musical career include sharing the stage with the band America, Three Dog Night, Charlie Daniels and performing for the owners of the St. Louis Cardinals, singing for a Denver Bronco golf fund-raising event, and last, but not least, performing hundreds of times for friends, family, and patrons of numerous venues. So come on out to one of their shows. They always enjoy seeing and meeting new people. Their music just might have you singing along, tapping your toes, or just pleasantly relaxing and reminiscing.


Here is a partial list of the songs we perform. It should give you a pretty good idea of the sort of music we perform. Keep in mind that we are constantly changing our song repertoire, learning new songs, and phasing out old ones. This is by no means a complete and updated list.

Adele:          Someone Like You,           To Make You Feel My Love

America:          Horse With No Name,         Lonely People,         Tin Man,         I Need You,         Sandman,         Ventura Highway

The Band:         The Weight,    Up On Cripple Creek

The Beatles:         I Saw Her Standing There,  Let It Be,  Norwegian Wood,  A Little Help From My Friends, Here Comes the Sun

The Bodeans:         She's A Runaway,         Fade Away,         Still the Night

Karla Bonoff/Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:         You Believed in Me

Debby Boone:          You Light Up My Life

Jackson Browne:         The Road,         Shaky Town

Buffalo Springfield:      For What It's Worth

Jimmy Buffett:        Volcano,     Margaritaville,       He Went to Paris,      Come Monday,         Changes in Latitudes,         A Pirate Looks at 40

Johnny Cash:         Ring of Fire,         Folsom Prison Blues,         Sunday Morning Coming Down

Eva Cassidy:        Fields of Gold

Harry Chapin:         Cat's in the Cradle

Eric Clapton:         Wonderful Tonight

Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson:         Crazy

Leonard Cohen:         Halleluia

Creedence Clearwater Revival:         Who'll Stop the Rain,         Proud Mary,         Lodi,         Lookin' Out My Back Door,         Midnight Special

Jim Croce:         Bad Bad Leroy Brown,         Don't Mess Around with Jim

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:         Helplessly Hoping,         Our House,         Teach Your Children

Crosby, Stills & Nash:         Wasted On the Way,         Southern Cross,     Might As Well Have a Good Time

John Denver:         Country Roads,         Back Home Again,         Annie’s Song,         Rocky Mountain High,         Leaving on a Jet Plane,         I’m Sorry,         The Eagle and the Hawk,         Poems, Prayers and Promises

Jackie DeShannon:        What the World Needs Now

Neil Diamond:         Song Sung Blue,         Sweet Caroline,         Cracklin’ Rosie

Bob Dylan:         Tangled Up In Blue,   Forever Young,    You Ain’t Going Nowhere,     Mr. Tambourine Man,     All Along the Watchtower,     Quinn the Eskimo,      Blowing in the Wind,     The Times They Are a’ Changing,     Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,     To Make You Feel My Love,  I Shall Be Released

The Eagles:    Lying Eyes,    Hotel California,    Tequila Sunrise,    Desperado,    Take It Easy,    Peaceful Easy Feeling,    Seven Bridges Road

Jonathan Edwards:         Sunshine

Elton John:         Rocket Man

The Everly Brothers:         Bye Bye Love

Firefall:         Cinderella,         Just Remember I Love You

Roberta Flack:         Killing Me Softly

Fleetwood Mac:                 Second Hand News,         Landslide,         Dreams

Dan Fogelberg:         Morning Sky,         Leader of the Band,         Place in the World For a Gambler

John Fogerty:         Joy of My Life

The Grateful Dead:         Truckin’.         Friend of the Devil.         Bertha.         Good Lovin’.         Ripple

Patty Griffin:         Heavenly Day

Arlo Guthrie:         Coming Into Los Angeles,      City of New Orleans

Merle Haggard:         Big City,         Mama Tried,         Are the Good Times Really Over

Warren Haynes:        Soulshine

John Hiatt:       Have a Little Faith In Me

The Indigo Girls:         Galileo,         Closer To Fine

Terry Jacks:         Seasons in the Sun

Jefferson Airplane:         White Rabbit,        Somebody to Love

Jewel:         Life Uncommon,         You Were Meant For Me,         Foolish Games

Billy Joel:         Piano Man

Elton John:         Rocket Man,     Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Sammy John:         Chevy Van

Janis Joplin:         Mercedes Benz.         Me & Bobby McGee

The Kingston Trio:         Tom Dooley,     Sloop John B

Kris Kristofferson:          Sunday Morning Coming Down

Alison Krauss:            When You Say Nothing at All

John Lennon:          Imagine

Gordon Lightfoot:         Sundown,         Early Morning Rain,           The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Lobo:         I’d Love You to Want Me

David Loggins:         Please Come To Boston

Loggins & Messina:         Danny’s Song,         House At Pooh Corner

The Mamas & the Papas:         California Dreaming

Marshall Tucker Band:         Can’t You See,         Searching For a Rainbow,         Fire on the Mountain,         Heard It in a Love Song

Don McLean:         American Pie,         Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Mason Proffit:         Two Hangmen

Sarah McLaughlin:         Angel,         I Will Remember You

John Cougar Mellencamp:         Pink Houses

Bette Midler:       The Rose

Bret Miller:         For Being There,         Peace Forever,         Red Man Way,         Glory,         Fly Away,         Don’t Break the Chain

Roger Miller:         King of the Road

Steve Miller Band:         Dance, Dance, Dance,         Fly Like an Eagle,         The Joker,         Take the Money and Run

Joni Mitchell:         Big Yellow Taxi

The Monkees:         I’m a Believer,         Stepping Stone

Van Morrison:         Brown Eyed Girl

Johnny Nash:         I Can See Clearly

Willie Nelson:         On the Road Again,         Good Hearted Woman

Randy Newman:         Feels Like Home

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:         Rocky Top,         Mr. Bojangles,         Fishing in the Dark

Old Crow Medicine Show:         Wagon Wheel

Ozark Mountain Daredevils:         Standing on a Rock

Peter, Paul & Mary:         Puff the Magic Dragon,         Leaving on a Jet Plane

Pink Floyd:         Wish You Were Here

Rachel Platten:        Better Place

Poco:         Crazy Love

Elvis Presley:         Blue Suede Shoes,        I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

John Prine:      Please Don’t Bury Me,        Dear Abby,         Hello in There,         In Spite of Ourselves,         Fish and Whistle,         Sam Stone,  Grandpa Was a Carpenter,     Souvenirs,     Big Old Goofy World,       Day is Done,         Spanish Pipe Dream,         Illegal Smile,         Paradise,   The Way the World Goes Around,     When I Get to Heaven

John Prine/Bonnie Raitt:         Angel From Montgomery

Bonnie Raitt:         Papa Come Quick,         Love Me Like a Man

The Righteous Brothers:         Unchained Melody

Lee Ann Rimes:         Blue

Kenny Rogers:         The Gambler,         Lucille,         The Greatest

The Rolling Stones:   Dead Flowers,   Let It Bleed,   Mother’s Little Helper,   Play With Fire,   Wild Horses,  Can’t Always Get What You Want

Linda Ronstadt:         When Will I Be Loved,        Poor Poor Pitiful Me

Bob Seger:         Turn the Page,         You’ll Accompany Me

Michelle Shocked:         I’ve Come a Long Way

Simon & Garfunkel:         Sound of Silence,         Cecilia,         Mrs. Robinson,         The Boxer,         Homeward Bound

Paul Simon:         Me & Julio,        Loves Me Like a Rock,         Slip Sliding Away,         50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Todd Snider:         I Think I’m an Alright Guy,         That Was Me

Bruce Springsteen:         Fire,         I’m On Fire

Cat Stevens:         Wild World,         Father & Son,         Moonshadow

Cat Stevens/Sam Cooke:         Another Saturday Night

Steven Stills:         Love the One You’re With

Sting:         Fields of Gold

James Taylor:         Sweet Baby James,         Fire & Rain 

The Tokens:         The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Stevie Ray Vaughn:         Pride & Joy

The Who:         Behind Blue Eyes,         Squeezebox

Hank Williams:         Jambalaya

Neil Young:    After the Goldrush,         Comes a Time,         Down By the River,         Hank to Hendrix,         Harvest Moon,         Heart of Gold,  Helpless,   Hey, Hey, My, My,   I am a Child,    Like a Hurricane,    Long May You Run,       Love is a Rose,      Needle and the Damage Done, Ohio,         Old Man,         Only Love Can Break Your Heart,         Out on the Weekend,         Powderfinger,         Rockin’ in the Free World,         Southern Man,         Sugar Mountain,         Tonight’s the Night,        Unknown Legend,         Walk On

The Youngbloods:         Get Together

traditional:         old time gospel medley,    medley Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World