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Fallasburg Music

Central Stage is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Saturday Music Line-up

10:15 Saturday

Eli Roe Music

Eli Roe is an acoustic trio out of Lowell: We love making music. We love the simple, authentic sounds of instruments that don't require amplification. We play songs that speak to us.  We experiment with arrangements that leave lots of open space - space for the listener to reflect on every note, every harmony, every beat. Our mission is simple: craft acoustic music in a way that feels right, like an old pair of blue jeans. The band includes Rob Leonard: vocals, guitar, percussion; Lindsay Bredin: vocals, cello, autoharp, ukulele; Eric Bredin: mandolin, harmonica, bass ukulele, accordion.

11:30 Saturday

Hawks and Owls

Hawks and Owls string band performs a collection of Old-Time Traditional Fiddle tunes, old school Bluegrass, Country Blues, Irish, and original compositions. Their understanding of the evolution of traditional music is expressed in their performances, where the audience is treated to colorful facts about the homegrown music of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in America, and the immigration of "folk" music from the British Isles in those periods. The band includes Bruce Ling: mandolin, fiddle, banjo, vocals and Becca Ling: guitar, vocals. www.hawksandowls.com

1:00 Saturday

The Weatherheads

The Weatherheads, husband and wife duo, Pete and Barb Weatherhead (from Grand Rapids), play a mix of country, rock, bluegrass and folk. Their upbeat songs and lively tempos are the basis for this fun, entertaining group.

 

www.facebook.com/TheWeatherheadsBand

2:30 Saturday

Paddy’s Cure

Witness the character of West Michigan Irish music with Paddy's Cure.  A four-piece band playing a mix of pub classics and modern-day favorites like no other band in the area, Paddy's Cure has been captivating audiences with an engaging and energetic style since 2010. The band includes Brian Hauenstein: bodhran; Rob Leonard: vocals, guitar; Eric Bredin: mandolin, concertina, harmonica; Lindsay Bredin: vocals, cello.

4:00 Saturday

Bruce Matthews Band

Michigan-based singer/songwriter Bruce Matthews invites listeners on a deeply personal, story-filled journey of joy, brokenness, redemption, and celebration. Bruce’s first CD, “So Far”, was released in 2014, following up in 2018 with “Roll Your Windows Down”. In 2021 he released “What You Leave Behind”, continuing his journey of musical introspection. While his story is uniquely his own, his music invites you to find the intersect with your own experience. “Our song, “Can’t Be About Me’, says it all,” explains Matthews. “If I’ve learned anything in this life, the more I get myself out of the way, the better.”

Sunday Music Line-up

10:15 Sunday

Easy Idle String Band

A group of musicians from Lowell, Michigan have teamed up to make lively Bluegrass music.  Together they play time honored bluegrass music in a style all their own.  Listen to them and your foot will be tapping to this old time feel good music.  Musicians are Ronnie Bailey (Guitar, Vocals), Banjo Jim Foerch (Banjo, Vocals), Bethany Commans (Mandolin, Vocals), Bob Goodman (Fiddle), and Dave Simonds (Guitar, Vocals).

11:30 Sunday

Blue Water Ramblers*

The Blue Water Ramblers take turns harmonizing with each other to create a colorful tapestry of sounds. “Banjo-Jim” Foerch on his acoustic and electric banjos and R.H. “Bear” Berends on his big Marten guitar are the core of the Rambler vocal and writing team. Then add “California Dan” Lynn laying down the steady rhythm on his doghouse bass and what do you get: the unique Blue Water Rambler sound. In our performance at the 2021 Fallasburg Arts Festival you will hear the Ramblers singing and playing from their Americana repertoire of songs expressing our unique take on our lives of “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”.

*Supported by the Michigan Humanities and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

1:00 Sunday

B-Side Growlers*

The B-Side Growlers are an acoustic trio from Grand Rapids who focus on what’s become their tagline: “Tradition inspired, toe-tappin’ fired, vintage acoustic blues, jazz and country”. This allows them to create a musical experience with a rich history, festive atmosphere and a wide variety of song styles. Tradition inspired music is alive and well and The B-Side Growlers enjoy being a part of it!

*Supported by the Michigan Humanities and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

2:30 Sunday

The Adams Family

Enjoy a nostalgic journey through the popular music era with The Adams Family. With a crowd pleasing repertoire that includes everting from folk, and Doo-w through classic rock hits. The Adams Family mines the treasure trove of the 1950s - 60s music with exceptionally tight vocal, guitar and rhythm arrangements. When you hear the intricate vocal blend that only close relatives can create, there’s no mistaking that The Adams Family really IS a family. The band features three lead vocalists: Cindy Adams Kropf, her brother Jerry Adams, and Jerry’s son Brian Adams. Rounding out the group is Cindy’s husband, Dale Kropf, on bass and background vocals. www.theadamsfamilyband.com

4:00 Sunday

The Wild Honey Collective

The Wild Honey Collective is a mid- Michigan indie-folk music project featuring Tommy McCord: vocals, guitar, mandolin; Danielle Gyger: vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion; Timmy Rodriguez: vocals, bass, keys, guitar; and Dan O’Brien, vocals, banjo, keys, accordion, guitar. They showcase folk and traditional music alongside original compositions.

The Fallasburg Concerts by Blue Water Ramblers and B-Side Growlers are made possible in part by:

 

a grant from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the MICHIGAN HUMANITIES COUNCIL.

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