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Dean and Kathleen Winkelmann have been successfully making music together since the late 1970’s. With an eclectic blend of styles, from jazz to rock to country to folk, this talented duo has managed to transcend musical and generational boundaries.


Influenced by 1960s thru 1980s classic rock and pop performers. DUSK will cover The Beatles, Rolling Stones,Carole King, Elton John and many others, but with a style that is unique to this talented duo.

The story begins in 1977 at Kuglitch’s bowling alley just outside of Milwaukee WI. At that time Kathleen split her duties between singing and waiting tables.

In no time at all, they became a hit and moved on to perform regularly at several other venues in and around the Milwaukee area.

Within a year, they had caught the attention of a well known booking agent and were traveling the country with hardly a break for the next 4 years. All during this time they honing their skills as performers and gaining a reputation as a strong draw among club owners.

Married in 1981, they moved their base of operation to Byron Ill. Still continuing to travel, they began to establish roots and by 1987, now with three small children, they were able to stop touring altogether, becoming popular entertainers around Rockford IL and the western suburbs of Chicago.

During that time Dean and Kathleen opened for acts such as Doc Severinson, B J Thomas, Three Dog Night and others. They attracted the notice of Ken Mansfield, the former American Director of the Beatles' record label, Apple Records, who in turn introduced them to legendary folk rock pioneer, John Beland of the Flying Burrito Brothers. They recorded two of John’s songs; “I Wonder Where We’d Be Tonght” and “I Feel a Sin Coming On”.

In 1997, the family moved to Branson MO where Dean was hired as musical director for the Kitty Kelly show. They returned to Milwaukee after 2½ vears in Branson to be with family.

These days, with three grown children and one grandchild, Dean and Kathy return to the stage with the same rare chemistry that has earned them the love of audiences everywhere.


Who Is This Man

Written By: Kathleen & Dean Winkelmann


Who is this man – who sees right through my hardness
Who is the man – who breaks apart my soul
Who is this man – who calms my weeping spirit
Who gently warms my heart that seems so cold

Come to me Oh Lord of Wonder
Come to me Oh Lord of Strength
Come to me Lord of Compassion
I long to greet you sweet son of man

Who is this man – who tore his flesh to save me
Who is this man – whose body knew such pain
Who is this man – whose father wouldn’t save him
Yet raised him up now he forever reigns

Come to me I long to hold you
Come to me I long to be
In your arms wrapped in your mercy
I long to know you sweet son of man

Set List

A typical "DUSK" set will run 45-60 minutes depending on the requirementsof the venue.

While, by no means a comprehensive list, the following gives a good representation of which songs may be included in a typical DUSK set.

Blue Suede Shoes
Brown Eyed Girl
Cheesburger In Paradise
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dancing In The Street
Don't It Make You Wanna Dance
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Get Back
Heart of Rock n Roll
Hip To Be Square
Honky Tonk Woman
Hound Dog
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Hope You Dance
I Love The Nightlife
Johnny Be Good
Kansas City
Light My Fire
Living In The USA
Natural Woman
New York New York
Old Time Rock n Roll
Over The Rainbow
Piano Man
Pretty Woman
Proud Mary
Rock Around The Clock
Rock This Town
Route 66
Run Through The Jungle
Satin Doll
Somebody To Love
Stand By Me
Steppin Out
Sweetest Thing
Take It To The Limit
Time Is On M