Upper Michigan native Chad Borgen has forged a successful passage of musical opportunities and exploration that have taken him to many areas globally that the guitarist claims has molded his “audible identity”. Having a family of musicians to inspire his youth, picking up the guitar at the age of 8, and his first musical group at 12, Chad knew instinctively that the guitar would open positive paths throughout his life.
Chad Borgen: Guitar/Vocals
Mary Kertu: Bass Guitar
Paul Wightman: Drums
Chad’s latest musical outlet, Chad Borgen and The Collective, is perhaps the best vehicle to help channel his appreciative musical guitar exploration. At the center of this trio is a tasteful awareness of musical appreciation. Borgen’s fusion of rock, country, jazz and folk is quite the amalgamation. An interblending of sound that is distinctively deep rooted, served up with plenty of humor, and a slight animated wild abandonment in a performance not to be missed.
"The “Collective” is a nod to our musical peers and influences while mixing it up with our own style of bluesy, frothy funk, chicken pluckin’, psychedelic, four on the floor, musical frolicking." - Chad Borgen