The Stretch is a Chicago based band with a sound described as "orchestrated mayhem." The group features Brett Baxter on drums, Kevin Greene on keys, Dugan O' Keene on bass, and Mike Rizman on guitar.
In May of 2008, Relix Magazine stated:
"The Stretch certainly has the jamband blueprint down straight....full of ripping guitar solos, calculated compositions, and tight multi-part harmonies...like Phish, Moe. and Umphrey's McGee before them, these guys simply rip."
Their recent major appearances include: Rothbury Festival, 10K Lakes, and 2 nights opening for The Dave Matthews Band at Deer Creek.