Adam Lee

Founder/Owner - Guitar, Piano, Vocalist

An experienced singer, musician, and songwriter who spent several years "chasing dreams" in Nashville, playing notorious venues like Tootsie's and the Bluebird Cafe and hanging with some of the world’s most talented musicians. Since returning to his home state of Wisconsin, Adam has traveled across the state sharing his love of music. Founding member and long-time/former lead singer of the Wisconsin country band, Grand Union, he’s opened for a number of national artists including Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Chris Young and Charlie Daniels, at many of the biggest venues in the state like Summerfest and Country USA. Now, a part of the ICONS team, Adam prides himself in high energy, engaging performances, celebrating the music of many of the artists that shaped him as a performer. Garth, Kenny, Tim, George and many more! Interesting Tidbits: Adam is a proud husband, father of 3 boys and a dog named Murray. His favorite food is sushi, favorite drink is bourbon (all of them) and he is scared to death of clowns.

Betsy Callaway

Business Administrations and Finance Manager - Piano, Vocalist

A classically trained pianist, singer and songwriter, Betsy started her professional music career at the age of 12 and has an impressive and extensive musical resume. Starting early with accompaniment for local choirs and theater productions, her musical journey then took her to UW Madison where she studied under Professor Todd Welbourne. She taught private piano lessons for years while playing in several music groups around her hometown of De Pere, Wisconsin. Betsy is a founding member and lead singer of the Green Bay-based band, Carbon Road, playing the songs of many of her musical influences – Brandi Carlile, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless and the like. Now a part of the ICONS team, Betsy adds an incredible dynamic to our shows, singing powerful lead and harmony vocals and rocking out on the keys. Interesting Tidbits: Betsy is a proud mama of 3 sweet and spirited kids (two daughters and a son). She is heavily caffeinated by day and enjoys lime-infused alcoholic drinks by night (margaritas, palomas, mules, gin & tonics…the list goes on!). She has no self control when eating Mexican food or Smartfood white cheddar popcorn but can usually resist sweets. Usually. If you want to make her palms sweat, put her on a plane, at the top of a lookout tower, or in front of a horror flick!

Phil Smyth

Director of Music & Technical Affairs - Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocalist

Originally from Alberta Canada, Phil Smyth has distinguished himself in the music scene in Wisconsin as a versatile guitarist, violinist, overall multi-instrumentalist, and educator. He currently works as the orchestra director at Neenah high school. His performance credits include; 3 summers as guitarist with the Milwaukee-based show, KIDS from Wisconsin, Concertmaster of the UWSP symphony orchestra, UWSP concerto competition winner, member of award-winning Wisconsin-based country bands Tuscan Road, and Raised Reckless, Jason Mcnabb and the Reign, and Grand Union, Fiddle player in Dave Matthews Tribute project "Ants Marching", Multi-instrumentalist and technical director of the acclaimed Christmas show "For Kids from 1-92" which has sold out venues all over Wisconsin and the midwest, and guitar player and fiddler in the popular world beat Canadian fiddle band Barrage. With Barrage, Phil has played in venues all over the world including the Bubbledome in Bejing China, The Aosta Celtic festival in Italy, and PACs all over the US and Canada. He also is the technical director and producer of the "Rock infused Orchestra" project RIO which is helping modernize string instrument education in Wisconsin. He has also co-produced shows that have toured in China and in Croatia.

Jason McNabb

Artist - Guitar, vocalist

From picking on the front porch and jamming with the family band to performing in front of thousands on a festival stage, opening for some of the biggest names in country music. Jason McNabb is a walking, talking version of the phrase “been there, done that.” Growing up in Manitoba, Canada - what he would call the “Paris” of the prairies - Jason naturally gravitated toward hard work and country music. The two wouldn’t take long to go hand in hand either. Jason started performing live in front of audiences at the age of 12 while playing drums in the family band. Not long after that (or at least not long after his first teenage heartbreak) Jason began writing songs. The emotional relief and personal gratification after that first “gem" would be the gateway to a lifelong songwriting addiction. "I write songs about real things... real life… MY life. I put it all out there and love it or hate it, it’s authentic and it’s the truth... Well, at least that's how I interpret it.” The stage performance is no different. Jason can fill the room with a fun and explosive energy during upbeat song selections, and also a raw vulnerability that will leave you hanging on every word during the seldom ballad. Jason continues to explore the depths with in himself to create new music and refuses to lie still and fight evolution. “If there ever comes a day where I wake up not wanting to grow as a musician, writer, performer or even a person, lock me up and throw away the key."--

Brandon Todd

Artist, Guitar, Vocalist

Jason Schaefer

Artist, Guitar, Vocalist

Hey all you DMB'ers - this is YOUR guy! Jason brings to stage an unbelievable performance, matching Dave Matthew's unique sound so closely, you'll think you were in the middle of a stadium tour performance!

Dustin Lee

Artist - Guitar, vocalist

Dustin Lee is a Wisconsin born singer, songwriter and musician who has become one of the most well known solo artists in Wisconsin. Playing music for 10+ years with a repertoire of over 1000 covers across all genres allows him to make a connection with almost any crowd. Musical influences include Eric Church (of course - he headlines that AMAZING ICONS show) as well as Tyler Childress and Tom Petty. Keep an eye out as he releases a number of new original material in 2023 and make sure to check out all upcoming ICONS performances as Dustin is a performer you won't soon forget! Fun facts: In Dustin's free time, he enjoys knitting craft Chinese kittens and collecting vintage cookbooks. He works hard to maintain his very fit physique, eating food only once per week and making nutritious meal choices such as generic, store bought waffles and (on his cheat days) rosemary stuffed pork chops.

Steven Freehill

Artist - Drums, vocalist

Steven Freehill is a highly sought-after self-taught drummer, bassist, and vocalist based out of central Wisconsin. At the age of just six years old, he often guest appeared on drums with his father’s bands. Steven continued to follow his passion for music by entertaining people at venues throughout the U.S., as well as various international tours. He is a founding member of Raised Reckless, and since then, can be found playing both bass and drums for Jason McNabb and Left on Read, all while continuing to be a first call sub for many bands within the state. Interesting tidbits: Steven is a proud husband, father, and loves to coach youth sports. He is known for being able to fix just about anything and loves older vehicles.

Woodie Larsen

Artist, Guitar

Woodie Larsen is a WAMI nominated guitarist, producer and recording engineer based in Appleton, WI. With experience playing every genre of music from Classical-Crossover to Country, Woodie has become a first-call session guitarist and live performance gun-for-hire throughout the state. He has played with artists such as Kurt Gunn and the Poor Town Proper, Amelia Ford, Fox Menagerie, J-Council, The Tunes Smoke Road, Emily Holland, Fall Away Angels, Jon Tyler Starr, Justin Suede, Nashville Pipeline, STEEM, Jessie G., Joe Gustafson, Laura Bomber, and dozens of others. He is regarded for his unique ability to play guitar with a balance of technical ability, emotion and tone. Woodie is an artist ambassador for Jasper Guitar Company and Calder Amplifiers. He is a founding member of Left On Read and regularly plays with Jason McNabb and the Reign. Woodie lives in Appleton with his wife, their son, and two cats. He enjoys collecting guitars and vintage amplifiers, fine dining, and watching episodes of 90’s television.

Paul Bannach

Artist - Bass guitar, vocalist

Paul Bannach is a professional bassist out of the Central Wisconsin area. He started playing publicly with an array of musical groups in his teens and received a BFA in classical performance at UW-Stevens Point. As a self-proclaimed jack of all trades and master of none Paul has performed on Carnival Cruise Lines, toured across ten states in various groups, held chairs in symphony orchestras and continues to play jazz, bluegrass, musicals and performs with cover bands all over Wisconsin. He currently resides in Stevens Point with his 13 year old son and enjoys living an active lifestyle with many hobbies including snowboarding, tennis, coaching his sons baseball team and riding his motorcycle as often as the weather allows.

Leroy Deuster

Artist - Steel guitar, dobro, vocalist

Born in West Covina, CA, Leroy grew up listening to all kinds of music from classic country to classic rock and everything in between. He had a love for music from the very beginning. At the age of ten, Leroy started to learn his craft beginning with the Pedal Steel guitar and Acoustic guitar. He practiced by playing along with the radio for hours at a time. When he was twelve, his mom started taking him to small clubs where he would get a chance to sit in and play with different local groups. This gave him experience he used to hone his craft and grow into the passionate player he is today. Leroy had his first professional gig playing with Les Martin and The Country Drifters when he was fourteen. He was "Voted Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year" in the 2005 and again at the 2023 WAMI's", Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards recognizing Wisconsin musicians’ achievements and accomplishments. Leroy brings a full body sound with hot pickin’ styles, in musical genres including Classic and Contemporary Country, Blues, Classic Rock, Texas Swing, Bluegrass, Gospel, Contemporary Christian Rock and Americana. His years of professional performances brought his special musical touches to the groups: Les Martin and The Country Drifters, Showdown, Texas ‘55, Wade Vincent Root, Madison County, The Jon Stone Band, Saving Savannah,Adam Pope & The Rebel Roots, Dog House Flowers, Eddie Crummer, Dan Lepien and more. Leroy is a hired gun, freelancing for any artist wanting to add energy, Steel Guitar, Dobro and Vocals to their shows. Music is his passion. He loves doing studio gigs for commercial and private clients and is currently playing for these Artists: OutLaw'D, Matt MF Tyner, The Brady Luke Band, Gods Outlaws,Abby Spencer, the worship team at Oakwood Church, and country artist Les Martin. Leroy also works with several studios and at his own "Studio D". He can add full parts and finishing touches on any and all genres of music with his tasteful toolbox of sounds and effects. Leroy also enjoys mixing and Mastering. I have refurbished old cassettes to digital and re-mixed albums.

Wayne Salzmann II

Artist - Drums, Vocalist

Wayne Salzmann II is a drummer, educator, author, and composer based in Austin, Texas. He has been the Drum Set Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin for over a decade and has given clinics and masterclasses worldwide. In addition to his extensive touring and recording with Grammy winning guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson and iconic songwriter Bob Schneider, Salzmann has also performed and/or recorded with Steve Miller, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Cross, Joe Satriani, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Chris Potter, Dick Oatts, Bill Watrous, Diane Schuur, Bobby Shew, UT Jazz Faculty, San Antonio Symphony, and many others. He has hundreds of recording credits, including a Billboard no. 1 Jazz record, a Billboard no. 1 Blues record, and feature film soundtracks. His book Developing Melodic Language on the Drums has received high acclaim from legendary drummers Peter Erskine, Ed Soph, Carl Allen, John Riley, and from Modern Drummer Magazine. Salzmann recently released an educational course for beginning drummers called the Zildjian Drumset Method. His drum studio and students from UT-Austin were also featured in Vic Firth’s online educational series called Inside the Teaching Studio. He currently serves as a member of the Drum Set Committee for the Percussive Arts Society, and is an artist/clinician for DW Drums, Pedals, & Hardware, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks.

Mike Underwood

Artist - Drummer, Vocalist

There's something amazing about Mike Underwood. Nobody knows exactly what it is, but everybody knows it's there. Maybe it's his collegiate classical training and his frequent performances in a variety of symphony orchestras and wind ensembles... or maybe it's the jazz chops he developed while performing with the band The Jazz Orgy… or maybe it's his extensive experience with steel drums while leading the band Pandora's Groove… but most likely, it's the energy and charisma that he brings to the stage for every performance. His commitment to practice and learning yields incredible musical tensions and releases, it's a musical catharsis.

Tom Fritz

Artist, Guitar, Piano

After being introduced to learning the piano at 5 years old, Tom has made music a big focus throughout his life. After high school, he pursued recording and music technology in college. Since 2015, Tom has been playing guitar with his band The 308s out of Oshkosh, WI. He is a strong advocate for live and local music. When he's not playing on stage, he can be found watching any and every solo act or full band he can find. Fun Fact: Tom enjoys spending time his free time outdoors hunting and fishing, or on two wheels with 50cc of un-restricted fury.

Katie Weihbrecht

Photographer and Creative/Design

Bio: Katie Weihbrecht is the official photographer of the ICONS team. Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Norbert College in 2007 with a degree in Fine Arts and emphasis in photography. During her time there she worked in the campus photography lab, interned with Caylor Photography, worked at Turba Photography, and photographed many campus events. After graduation, Katie was commissioned to do design work for a number of local studios and was also employed as an art teacher and school photographer at a local private school. In 2011 Katie went back to her roots, opening her own photography studio, Weihbrecht Photography. Though Katie photographs a wide variety of subject matters, she’s more recently found her niche in band photography as a way to combine her passions for art and music. When not behind the camera, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 sons, and 2 dogs. Her favorite places to be are her family cabin on Brule Lake, or at the beach. In her free time Katie enjoys traveling, swimming, hiking, barre, reading, music, art, and food. Fun facts: In addition to photography Katie is also trained in oil painting, though if she could have any talent in the world it would be the ability to sing well. Katie LOVES sweets and could eat her body weight in ice cream…or queso, but absolutely hates small spaces, confrontation, and clutter.

Baxter Colburn


Baxter Colburn is a Wisconsin-born videographer and photographer. He serves the Green Bay Area and beyond through his business, Colburn Creative. Being able to capture the ICONS team through video is incredibly exciting for him as music has always been a passion of his and he looks forward to telling the ICONS story.

Kristen Broeren

Graphic Designer

Kristen is an energetic, passionate graphic designer who loves creating. She graduated from St. Norbert College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Graphic design and photography have always been her passion. After college, Kristen had different positions working in the Graphic Design Profession, and currently is a Packing Design Specialist at Nature's Way. Her love for design helped her to start her own business at OliveBay Graphic Design & Photography. She strives to create something that her clients will love. No task is too difficult. When Kristen is not designing, she spends her time with her husband and pup, Olive. They like to travel to different places around the state to explore, hike, and to stop at different wineries and craft breweries. During the spring and summer, they like to spend a lot of time on the Bay and going to Lake Erie to do some walleye fishing. During fall, she loves to go bird hunting with Olive and getting to watch Olive's impressive skills as a bird dog.