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Comstock Lode

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Mike Comstock (guitar & vocals)
Chris Axt (guitar & vocals)
Gary Nieder (bass)
Scott Trevethan (drums & vocals)

Comstock Lode is a Dayton, Ohio classic rock n' roll & c/w band playing covers from the 60's
through the 00's. Creedence, Eagles, GreenDay, Grand Funk, Elvis, Skynard,
Beatles, Nirvana, Cash, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, ...
just wait a couple minutes and you'll hear an old or new favorite.

For bar gigs, we typically start a half hour earlier than other bands - 9:00 pm
and we take short 10 minute breaks instead of those 1/2 hour ones common
with other bands - you get your moneys worth.

For weddings and parties, you won't get gouged. No overage charges, and we can
accommodate acoustical ceremony music too. Wireless mic, generator for remote locations,
plug in your PC or wireless iPhone to the PA. Small PA available for wedding ceremonies, etc.
We can even be the officiant for your wedding, no extra charge !

Comstock Lode is a 4-piece (or unplugged solo) musical group.
The benefits of a smaller band are tighter music, less space needed to set up,
less overhead and cost to the customer, lower overall volume, and more versatility.
(songlist below)

At Staceys in Gallatin Gateway

(freshness date: 13 - June - 2023)


Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday December 23rd, 6:00-9:00PM
Christmas fun, Michael solo indoors

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday October 21st, 6:00-9:00PM
Michael solo indoors

Urbana Place Senior Living
609 E Water, Urbana, OH
Thursday October 12th, 6:30-7:45PM
Michael solo indoors

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Thursday, September 21st, 4:00-8:00PM
Michael solo, check 21 Barrels website for more info.

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday September 16th, 6:00-9:00PM
Full band out on the stage !!

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Bradford, OH
Friday, September 15th, 5:00-8:00PM
Michael solo, Hot weather on tap for this fun summer evening.

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday September 8th 8:00-midnight
Post-Labor Day & Back to School celebration !!

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday August 11th 8:00-midnight
Hottest day of the year party !!

Bock Brewing
8150 Washington Village, Dayton/Centerville, OH
Saturday, August 5th, 6:00-9:00 PM
First time at Bock !! Come on down for a fun hot summer evening - full band

Private Event
Miamisburg, OH
Saturday, July 29th, 5-9PM
Full band, block party.

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday July 28th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Saturday July 22nd, 6:00-9:00PM
Full band out on the stage !!

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday July 14th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Private Event
New Carlisle, Silver Lake
Sunday, July 2nd, PM
Michael solo 4th of July party.

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Bradford, OH
Saturday, July 1st, 5:00-8:00PM
Full band in the Gazebo fun summer evening.

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday June 30th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday June 16th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Area A
Thursday June 15th 4pm-8pm solo

The BRICK Tavern
3489 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH
Saturday June 10th, 8:00 til Midnight...
Should be a fun time back at the Brick ! Full band

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Bradford, OH
Friday, June 9th, 5:00-8:00PM
Midsummer longest days of the year in the Gazebo. Michael solo

Hunger Days Food Truck Rally (week 11)
Thursday, June 8th, 4:00-8:00PM
Hobson Freedom Park in Fairborn
Michael solo.

Wings Bar WPAFB
Area A, opening night after the remodel !
Friday June 2nd 4pm-8pm full band

Hunger Days Food Truck Rally (week 9)
Thursday, June 1st, 4:00-8:00PM
Hobson Freedom Park in Fairborn
Full band

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday May 19th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Thursday May 18th, 5:00-8:00PM
** Wine Festival ** order tickets online, Michael solo

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday May 12th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

Hunger Days Food Truck Rally (week 6)
Thursday, May 11th, 4:00-8:00PM

Southern Ohio Brewing
818 Factory Road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday May 5th, 6:00-9:00PM
** Cinco de Mayo !! ** Full band if good weather, solo if indoors !!

Little York Pub & Pizza
Dayton, OH
Wednesday May 3rd, 7:00-10:00pm or so
Full band, hopefully outside on the patio !

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers
Friday April 28th 5:00-8:PM
Solo acoustic on the patio

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Bradford, OH
Friday, April 21st, 6:00-9:00PM
Michael solo out on the Gazebo.

Hunger Days Food Truck Rally (week II)
Thursday, April 13th, 4:00-8:00PM

Symphony at Centerville
Friday, April 7th, 3:00-4:00PM
Michael solo.

Hunger Days Food Truck Rally (opening day)
Thursday, April 6th

American Veterans
Saturday April 1st, 7:00-11:PM
Full band for a fun night. Bring your favorite fool !

The BRICK Tavern
Friday March 31st

Knollwood Tavern
Dayton-Xenia road, Beavercreek, OH
Friday March 17th 8:00-midnight or so
St Patricks Day, full band !!

Southern Ohio Brewing
Friday, March 17th

Devil Wind Brewing
Xenia, OH
Saturday March 11th, 7:00-10:00pm or so
Should be a fun time, full band !!

Knollwood Tavern
Saturday February 25th 8:00-midnight

W O Wrights Pub
Col Glenn in Beavercreek, OH
Friday, February 24th, 6:00-9:30 PM
Last Dance (again) at WOW, solo unplugged (closing Feb 25th)

TwentyOne Barrels Cider & Wine
Saturday, February 11th, 4:00-7:00PM

Urbana Place Senior Living
Thursday February 9th, 3:30-4:30PM

Little York Pub & Pizza
Wednesday February 8th

Southern Ohio Brewing
Saturday, February 4th, 6:00-9:00PM

Knollwood Tavern
Saturday January 28th 8:00-midnight

VFW Post #3283
Nebraska Ave, Huber Heights, OH
Back again for the second Friday in a row !!
Friday, January 27th, 7-11pm full band

Urbana Place Senior Living
Friday January 27th, 3-4PM

VFW Post #3283
Friday, January 20th, 7-11pm

W O Wrights Pub
Saturday, January 14th, 8:00-11:30 PM

W O Wrights Pub
Friday, January 6th

Little York Pub & Pizza
Wednesday January 4th, 7:00-10:00pm

** Old Dayton Pizza Saturday December 31st
New Years Eve 8:30PM-12:30AM Full Band ! **

3489 Old Troy Pike, Dayton, OH
Ring in 2023 !!
Bring your favorite noisemaker and hat ! Full band

Tour de Gem - Wright Bros Cycling Classic
on the web: or on Facebook
Riverscape Metropark, Dayton
Sunday, October 9th, 11:AM - 3:PM full band

Redeemer Senior Living
570 St Paul st, Dayton, OH
Friday October 7th, noon-2PM
Michael solo indoors

VFW Post #657
Spinning Road, Dayton, OH
Friday April 29th, 7:00-11:PM
Acoustic unplugged solo by Michael

Moose Lodge #1068
1550 Kauffman, Fairborn, OH
Saturday April 16th, 7:00-11:PM
Steak night at the Moose, full band playing.

Hanks Pub
2529 Patterson, Dayton, OH
Saturday April 9th, 9:PM-12:AM
full 4-pc band on the patio (or maybe inside, weather permitting)

The Zen Lounge
121 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH
Thursday March 17th, 7-9:PM
* St Patricks Day *
Acoustic unplugged solo by Michael


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ph: 406.539.1528
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ß Comstock Lode also supports the local community and has played for many charitable organizations.
These include, Childcare Connections, Morningstar Dinner/Auction, MSU Men Against Rape,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cody Dieruff Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity,
and fundraisers for individual medical causes.

Comstock Lode has played many special venues over the years around Montana including:
Bozeman Fairgrounds Fundraiser for Downtown Displaced Businesses,
Headwaters Country Jam, Rockin' the Rivers, Labor Day Weekend Poker Run,
Western Montana Fair(Missoula), Great Northern Fair(Havre), Lunch on the Lawn, Music on Main,
MSU Football Tailgate Parties, Bozeman, Belgrade, & Boulder Car Shows,
Red, White & Boom at the fairgrounds, 4th of July at Jackson Hot Springs & Chico Hot Springs
Livingston Roundup street dance, Denny Rehberg Boot Pac, Manhattan Potato Festival,
Montana Republican Convention, Lincoln-Reagan dinner, Grog & Dog Brewfest, MSU Married
student housing Harmony on the Horizon summer series, and many other events.


Already Gone (Eagles)
All Been Done (Barenaked Ladies)
All Right Now (Free)
All Shook Up (Elvis)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
All My Ex's live in Texas (George Strait)
Alright (Traveling Wilburys)
Amarillo by Morning (George Strait)
American Band {Grand Funk}
American Pie (Don McLean)
American Woman (Guess Who)
Amie (Pure Prarie League)
Annies Song (John Denver)
Are the Good TImes Really Over (Merle Haggard)
At the Hop (Madera and White)
Back Home Again (John Denver)
Back in the USSR (Beatles)
Bad to the Bone (Thorogood)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence)
Behind Blue Eyes (Who)
Black Water (Doobies)
Blowin in the Wind (Dylan)
Bobbie McGee (Janis Joplin)
Boots (Nancy Sinatra)
Born on the Bayou (Creedence)
Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
The Breeze (Skynard)
Brick House (Commodores)
Bring it on Home (Sam Cooke)
Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Call Me By My Name (David Allen Coe)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Can't Get Enough (Ted Nugent)
Can't You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
Chase Each Other Round the Room (Merle Haggard)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffet)
China Grove (Doobie Brothers)
City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie
Clouds (Joni Mitchell)
Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
Come As You Are (Nirvana)
Come out and Play (Offspring)
Could I Have This Dance (Patsy Cline)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Crossroads (Eric Clapton)
Cross My Heart (George Strait)
Dannys Song (Kenny Loggins)
Day after Day (Dolby Gray/Uncle Cracker)
Day Tripper (Beatles)
Desperado (Eagles)
Diary (Bread)
s Don't Be Cruel (Elvis)
Dont Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Down on the Corner (CCR)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
Fishing in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Fools Rush In (Elvis)
Free Falling (Tom Petty)
Freebird (Lynard Skynard)
Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Garden Party (Ricky Nelson)
Gimme Three Steps (Lynard Skynard)
Gloria (Them)
God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood)
God is Great, Beer is Good (Billy Currington)
Good Lovin' (Young Rascals)
Good Times over for Good (Haggard)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohn)
Happy Together (Simple Plan)
Hanging by a Moment (Lifehouse)
Hard Day's Night (Beatles)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Creedence)
Heard it through the Grapevine (CCR)
Hey Baby (Nugent)
Hey Tonight (CCR)
Highway to Hell (ACDC)
Honky Tonk Women (Stones)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
House of the Rising Sun (Animals)
I Call Your Name (Vince Gill)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Feel Lucky (M.C. Carpenter)
I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
Ice Cream Man (Van Halen)
If I Could be Like That (3 Doors Down)
I'm a Believer (Monkees/Smashmouth)
Its All Been Done (Barenaked Ladies)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Jambalaya on the Bayou (Hank Williams)
Jenny (Tommy Teuton)
Jet Airliner (Steve Miller)
Johnnie B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
The Joker (Steve Miller)
Joy to the World (Three Dog Night)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Stones)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (GA Satellites)
King of the Road (Roger Miller)
Kryptonite (3 Doors Down)
Knockin' on Heavens Door (Clapton)
La Grange (ZZ Top)
Last Dance with Mary Jane (Tom Petty)
Last Train to Clarksville (Monkees)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Livingston Saturday Night
Long Cool Woman (Hollies)
Lookin Out my Back Door(CCR)
Love Her Madly (Doors)
Low Rider (War)
Lyin' Eyes (Eagles)
Maggie Mae (Rod Stewart)
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies (Willie Nelson)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Mercury Blues (Alan Jackson)
Midnight Rider (Allmän Brothers)
Midnight Special (CCR)
Mountain Music (Alabama)
Move it on Over (Hank Williams Sr)
Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)s
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
My Maria (BW Stevenson)
Never Been to Spain (Three Dog Night)
Okie from Muskogee (Merle Haggard)
Old Time Rock n' Roll (Bob Seeger)
One I Love (REM)
One Last Breath (Creed)
Paradise City(Guns and Roses)
Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)
Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Proud Mary (Creedence)
Proud to be an American (Lee Greenwood)
Purple Haze (Jimmi Hendrix)
Ramblin' Man (Allman Brothers)
Redneck Girl (Bellamy Brothers)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Roadhouse Blues (Doors)
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Rock and Roll Girls (Fogerty)
Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley)
Rock of Ages (Def Leppard)
Rock this Town (Stray Cats)
Rockin me Baby (Steve Miller)
Satisfaction (Stones)
Saturday Night (Elton John)
Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers)
See the Light (CCR)
September (Earth, Wind, Fire)
Shambala (Three Dog Night)
She Caught the Katy (Taj Mahal)
Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
Simple Kind of Man (Skynard)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Soak up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
Something (Beatles)
Spooky (The Classics IV)
Still the One (Orleans)
Stuck in the Middle with You (Steelers Wheel)
Some Kind of Wonderful (Grand Funk)
Start Me Up (Rolling Stones)
Stranglehold (Ted Nugent)
Summertime Blues (Young Rascals)
Sunshine of Your Love (Eric Clapton)
Suzie Q (CCR)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns N Roses)
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Takin Care of Business (B.T.O)
Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Joe Nichols)
Thank God I'm a Country Boy (John Denver)
That's My Story (Collin Raye)
The Weight (The Band)
Ticket to Ride (Beatles)
Time of Your Life (Green Day)
Travelin' Band (Creedence)
Tulsa Time (Don Williams)
Turn it Up (Public Offering)
Turn Me Loose (Merle Haggard)
Tush (ZZ Top)
Twist and Shout (Beatles)
Up Around the Bend (CCR)
Ventura Highway (America)
Venus (Blue Velvet)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
Waltz Across Texas (Ernest Tubb)
Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)
What I Like About You (Romantics)
What the Doctor Ordered (Ted Nugent)
When I Call Your Name (Vince Gill)
When I'm 64 (Beatles)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Whole Lotta Love (Zeppelin)
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
Who'll Stop the Rain? (Creedence)
Wild Horses (Stones)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham)
Yellow Submarine (Beatles)
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones)
You Really Got Me (Van Halen)
.. and many more ..

wedding receptions
live band karaoke
pub/club gigs
class reunions
low budget prices

somewhere in the middle of montana

ph: 406.539.1528
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The Comstock Lode was the worlds richest known silver deposit, W Nevada, on Mt. Davidson in the Virginia Range. It is said to have been discovered in 1857 by Ethan Allen Grosh and Hosea Ballou Grosh, sons of a Pennsylvania minister and veterans of the California gold fields who died under tragic circumstances before their claims were recorded. Henry T. P. Comstock, known as Old Pancake, was a sheepherder and prospector who took possession of the brothers' cabin and tried to find their old sites. He and others searching for gold laid claim to sections of the Comstock (1859) but soon sold them for insignificant sums.

The lode did not become really profitable until its bluish sand was assayed as silver. News of the discovery then spread rapidly, attracting promoters and traders as well as miners, and the lode was the scene of feverish activity. Among early arrivals was William Morris Stewart, who later became one of Nevada's first senators. Camps and trading posts in the area became important supply centers, and Virginia City, a mining camp on the mountain, was for several decades the "capital" of the lode and a center of fabulous luxury.

Great fortunes were made by the "silver kings," John W. Mackay, James Graham Fair, James C. Flood, and William S. O'Brien, and by Adolph Sutro, George Hearst, and Eilley Orrum Bowers. Silver determined the economy and development of Nevada until exhaustion of the mines by wasteful methods of mining and the demonetization of silver started a decline in the 1870s. By 1898 the Comstock was virtually abandoned.

Henry T.P. Comstock later working for Anaconda Copper, was shot and killed September 27, 1870 in Bozeman, MT outside a local bar. One version of the story claims it was suicide. Since he had no family, he was buried adjacent to the Story family plots. His tombstone can be found in the cemetary adjacent to Lindley Park.