Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation with a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you feel like you’re with old friends. The brother-sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements.
Laurel Premo is known for her rhythmically deep and rapt delivery of roots music on clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar and vocals. This show will support her new album release of The Iron Trios. The album features instrumental-rooted music played by a fiddle-led trio that also features fingerstyle electric guitar and double bass.
The True Falsettos are a swing duo featuring Joe Wilson and Kevin Gills. Embracing the hot jazz and swing styles of the ’30s and ’40s, Joe and Kevin play some of the liveliest, most danceable music around. In addition to original tunes, Joe and Kevin play the songs of the Nat King Cole trio, Bob Wills, the Texas Playboys, Fats Waller, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Jordan and more.
Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.
Erin Zindle’s solo music is a real departure from the percussive upbeat sound of her heavily touring band, The Ragbirds. These are songs from the journal of a feathered traveler, private moments scooped up with two small hands and spread out in layers of strings, voices, piano and words. Zindle, who is known for her creative energy and endless smiles, has taken the listener into a smaller quieter world where pain slips through the cracks and the raw edges are left to show.
With influences from Ray Charles, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, the Charlie Millard Band has made a name for themselves in Northern Michigan. Trills of harmonica weave within steady piano melodies, punctuated by bold yet subtle drums—they keep it simple and let the music do the talking. Don’t miss this folk, jazz and indie-inspired mashup.
Carefully crafted and effortlessly orchestrated, Valentiger’s collective confidence is as deserved as it is tongue-in-cheek. Their infusion of wit and humor with an enlightened cultural outlook creates a product as reflective of their individual personalities as it is cloaked in surprising wisdom.
Raised in a home full of art and music, Erlewine began writing songs at a very young age. Lyrically, her songs are rooted in hard-wrought wisdom, joy and sorrow, simplicity, and stories from her own everyday experiences. Musically, these messages are wrapped up in traditional folk roots, Americana, old-time country swing, soul, and even rock and pop sensibilities.
Erlewine’s music has touched people all over the world. Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness, and held space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times. She is a true artist, an anthem, and another example of why we need to listen to women.
With a unique approach to improvisation and a dynamic range, After Ours is a self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, Indiana, comprised of Eli Kahn and Arthur Schroeder. Having worked together for more than nine years as the rhythm section in different groups, the two musicians have developed a tight chemistry that translates to their original music and interpretations of contemporary tunes.
Beauchamp-Cohen writes lyrically dense, unconventional folk songs that explore personal subjects made universal through the process of their transmission. A veteran performer, he has played for audiences across three continents at a variety of festivals and venues, and shared stages with peers and folk luminaries alike. Sam Cooper is a music teacher, a songwriter and a facilitator. Sam is currently finishing an album made possible with support from the Kalamazoo Arts Council; keep an eye out for her pre-order campaign.
At 24-years-old, singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin has composed and released two full-length albums. She was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent, won the Great American Song Contest and is featured on Republic Records soundtrack to a recent Mitch Albom novel, alongside artists including Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton, Ingrid Michaelson and more. Playing ukulele, piano and guitar, with a killer band behind her, Millerschin headlines national tours and opens for established artists.
Ian Link, an emerging musician fresh out of Detroit, is known for his bluesy folk ballads that are reminiscent of Hank Williams and Bob Dylan. Beneath the dust of his old-time Americana influences are original songs with an unique outlook on love, loss and the modern world.
Political Lizard started when Caleb Waldvogel and Jenna Olson first entered the Grand Rapids music scene in May 2018. In the summer of 2018, after only four months together, Political Lizard joined The Accidentals on a tour of Northern Michigan. Political Lizard continues to tour, growing their fanbase and sharing the sounds of passion, sadness and more.
Spirits Rising is the dynamic musical duo of singers and songwriters Alice Sun and Joe Reilly. Drawing on their Native American heritage (Powhatan and Cherokee respectively), their songs include traditional indigenous musical elements as well as notes of jazz, folk, blues, hip-hop and rock. Spirits Rising shares music from the heart that inspires and uplifts.