Sounds of Spirit Lake – Menahga MN
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
By: Andrea, Categories: Concert Dates, 0 comments

Mylo Hatzenbuhler

The Man Behind Mylo

Clyde Bauman, professional musician and entertainer from Bismarck, North Dakota, is the creator and portrayer of the character “Mylo Hatzenbuhler.”

He explains how Mylo came to be:

While a student at Dickinson State College, I performed comedy sketches with a small group of students, one of whom was Henry Smith from Hazen, North Dakota. He and I hatched the idea of a big-time rock band made up of all farm kids, complete with accents and overalls, and from that idea, Mylo and Darryl, the Hatzenbuhler Brothers, were born.

Henry played guitar, I played piano and bass; we recruited some friends to form a six-piece band, and did a few shows on campus. I still can’t figure out how, but we instantly developed this huge following. After college, we all went our separate ways. Back in Bismarck, I got the occasional request to do “some of those Hatzenbuhler songs.” I ended up performing at the state FFA convention; after that, I started getting inquiries from more and more places, and now I present Mylo about 150 times a year. Who could have thought?

The ultimate success story…the dream of millions…a man of the soil transformed into a rock music icon, beloved by untold numbers of fans (at least they won’t tell us).

This is the story of Mylo Hatzenbuhler, the humble farmboy who has become known as the “Strasburg Superstar” to his followers, a fourth-generation fictional farmboy who lives with his fictional wife, Emma, and family on a fictional farm “eight miles east of Strasburg and a half,” as Mylo puts it. (NOTE: All quotes not otherwise attributed are Mylo’s actual words)

Mylo S. Hatzenbuhler (“The ‘s’ doesn’t stand for anything: my Papa dropped a noodle on the birth certificate”) was born on a hot day in August to Alma and Reinie Hatzenbuhler, the second of five children (see fourth-generation for more information on Mylo’s family); he grew up in Strasburg, and was just a normal, humble farmboy until that fateful day:

 “The news came over the school loudspeaker that Elvis Presley had died. I was only 15 at the time, but I remember like it was yesterday; I turned to my 5th-grade teacher and said, ‘The world needs me.'”

Since that day, Mylo has gone on to extinguish himself in the musical world; successfully juggling farming and his rock star career, appearing in 17 states so far, he does concerts throughout the year (except during calving season) and is now known everywhere as North Dakota’s biggest rock & roll artist, “The Strasburg Superstar!”