The Grindstone Band
The beginning of Peace Valley Connection was actually kind of a union of people from three Sussex Hamilton bands that were going through some changes due to members graduating and other changes. The most well known and accomplished group was “We Return” formerly known as the “Reason Why.” The members of this group included Steve Fuller, Mike Truttschel, Dave Dubnicka, Tom Leipzig and Norm Gauthier. The second most popular group was “The Dawn of Creation.” Their members included John Rickinger, Del Johnson, Rich Piontek and sometimes Mike Truttschel played with them. The third group was “The Grindstone.” The members of that group were, Steve Pulvermacher, Dean Nolde, Dan Evert, Bill Brown and Mark Kenney.