Come see some great shows by some wonderful out-of--town musicians and experience our new home in Bay Harbor
Pardon me for interrupting in the middle of the month but I have some great events I want to remind you of this month and a couple special shows in August to tip you off about'
.This Saturday, July 20, 7PM The Annie and Rod Capps Trio with Jason Dennie Blissfest Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
This is a truly wonderful Americana folk group from downstate.
On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod Capps have established themselves as well-respected songwriters, musicians and performers, with two albums topping the Folk-DJ charts, multiple Detroit Music Award nominations, and as 2-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists.
Impossible to pigeon-hole into any one genre, the Capps’ sound meets at the intersection of Americana & Folk with rock, jazz and bluegrass influences. With they 8th studio recording “When They Fall” Annie & Rod continue to explore their love of blending diverse styles to create a fresh and unique amalgamation all while sticking to their narrative “songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and soulful groove”.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20.
The following Friday, July 26, 7PM Kristin Rebecca
Acoustic Guitar and Folk Harp
Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
Kristin Rebecca wins over audiences with her dynamic, multi-faceted approach to pop and Americana influenced contemporary folk music.
While bringing colorful musical narratives to life with her angelic, emotional, trained voice, the Maryland based singer-songwriter alternates between her two primary instruments, the acoustic guitar, and the folk harp.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20
And now for a brief preview of a couple outstanding events coming in August.
Starting on August 1, Lee Dyer and Friends
Lifetime local and outstanding talent on the Northern Michigan music scene, Lee Dyer has returned from a year on the road for a brief visit with the home folks and bringing with him several friends he made on the road. The concert starts with Lee's new band, Miss Vicki. featuring Lee and his wife, (Seen here playing at Blissfest 2019. )
The concert will also include Bombay Gasoline, an electro rock power duo from Asheville, North Carolina, pairing Madison Maxwell on Vox/Keys with MG O'Shea doing drums and production as well as Cicada from New Orleans Louisiana. Cicada is Bayley Crow on bass and vocals, Hannah Schaeffer playing drums and Roxy LeBlanc contributing guitar and vocals.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20. Furtherdetais and ticket link will be available soon on redskystage.com.
A few weeks later, Friday 8/16, Mustard's Retreat
Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
With deep roots in Ann Arbor and echos of the Old Heidelberg, The Ark and. The Brown Jug, Mustard's Retreat shares some of its heritage with Red Sky Stage. Libby Glover, Michael Hough and David Tamulevich played together and separately in various combinations and in fits and starts in those haunts and elsewhere The trio performed together off and on throughout the late 70’s whenever Libby was back from her various travels until a permanent move left Hough & Tamulevich on their own. Success and praise continued to follow them as a duo for the next 40 years, during which time they released a series of acclaimed recordings – now numbering 14. Libby moved back to Michigan in 2014, and they began singing together again. The old chemistry was still there, deepened by the years of performing, stagecraft, songs, and the abiding friendship they all shared.
In the Summer of 2018. Mustard’s Retreat released their first album ever as a trio, Make Your Own Luck. Now approaching their 45th year, they’ve traveled more than a million miles and performed more than 6,000 shows, from pig roasts and pool parties to Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Barns at Wolftrap and the Kennedy’s Center’s Millennium Stage.
Their performances are always joyful and uplifting, as well as intelligent, thought provoking and insightful. They’ve recently begun referring to their career and touring as “Defiantly Hopeful.” In part due to their long career, but more as a statement about what the music has meant to them. “Folk music is, at its heart, defiantly hopeful!” Tamulevich says. “We came of age in the 60s, at the confluence of Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan and the singer/songwriter revolution. We care much more about what we do and stand for and finding that common ground with our audiences, than fame or money: this is our community of choice, and we consider ourselves so fortunate to be here.”.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20. Further detais and ticket link will be available soon on redskystage.com.