Thank You Billy Strings for Home

Thank You Billy Strings for Home

For almost a month, I’ve been listening to the new album called Home by Billy Strings and I feel the need to say thank you. Billy Strings (vocals/guitar), Royal Masat (bass), Jarrod Walker (Mandolin), and Billy Failing (banjo), I want to thank you for the beautiful...
Plague Years at Kelly’s Bar in Hamtramck

Plague Years at Kelly’s Bar in Hamtramck

Plague Years kick off their Unholy Infestation tour with a throwdown at Kelly’s Bar in Hamtramck with Manic Outburst, Nethergate, and We Will Rot. Plague Years at Kelly’s When I heard the Unholy Infestation album my Plague Years, I was blown away. They play mean...
Cognition Brewing Company

Cognition Brewing Company

There is no better place to contemplate the beauty of the Upper Peninsula while enjoying a fine craft beer than Cognition Brewing in Ishpeming. Introduction to Cognition Our first experience with Cognition Brewing began at the 2015 U.P. Fall Beer Fest. I don’t quite...
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...

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