A Summer Jaunt to Traverse City

A Summer Jaunt to Traverse City

A trail marker tree, touring the former Northern Michigan Asylum, and enjoying tasty beers at Earthen Ales made for a super summer day in Traverse City. Another side of Traverse City While up in Benzie county for a short summer vacation, we decided to step away from...
Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar

Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar

Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar brought a passionate mix of honky-tonk, rock and soul to the Manchester Underground Music and Art. Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar It has been too long since I’ve listened to Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar play music. My prior...
50th Anniversary Ann Arbor Blue Festival

50th Anniversary Ann Arbor Blue Festival

The first night of the 50th Anniversary Ann Arbor Blues Festival featured wonderful weather and smoking hot blues from Thornetta Davis, Bernard Allison, and Laith Al-Saadi. 50th Anniversary Ann Arbor Blues Festival The summer of 1969 featured some iconic musical...
Ramshackle Brewing Company

Ramshackle Brewing Company

Ramshackle Brewing Company took an alley in Jonesville and transformed it into an art filled oasis that also serves up great beer. Ramshackle Brewing Company and a Throne My journey to Ramshackle Brewing Company starts with a death metal concert in Lansing. Opening up...
Dobros Heal The World

Dobros Heal The World

Could music from a sweetly singing dobro heal the world? Mark Lavengood, Drew Howard, and Joe Wilson put this question to the test at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Dobros Heal the World It is a lofty goal to try to heal the world. I know for a fact that music makes my world...
Fuzz Fest 6

Fuzz Fest 6

Fuzz Fest 6 takes frizzle fried rock riffs and distills them into a sweet musical liquor at the legendary Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Fuzz Fest 6 If Iggy Pop were in Michigan, he would be at Fuzz Fest 6. Let us be bold and say it out loud. Ann Arbor is home to some of the...
Journey to Hobbiton Movie Set

Journey to Hobbiton Movie Set

The whimsy and wonder of the Shire comes to life during our visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set during our New Zealand vacation. Journey to Hobbiton Movie Set In The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo said quoting Bilbo “‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your...
Hackley and Hume Historic Homes

Hackley and Hume Historic Homes

The Hackley and Hume Historic homes in Muskegon capture a moment in time when timber was king in Michigan. Hackley and Hume Historic Homes – A land of plenty There was a time when Michigan was covered in trees. The Muskegon area was home to white, red, and jack pines...

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