September 2010 Newsletter

Ah September, The nights are getting cooler, the leaves will be turning soon. Our summer is drawing to a close, but autumn brings with her a whole new color scheme and tone to our lives. September is both a last call and an awakening. Food will be harvested, nights will grow longer, fires will burn and football will be played at high schools and stadiums throughout the country. And, of course, there will be lots of music. Please enjoy. . . Sept. 10, 11 and 12 - Wheatland Music Festival - I'm not on the lineup for this festival and am excited to have at least one festival with no agenda or schedule. This means lots of camp site singing so keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the wind. I'm also hoping I'll be able to take advantage of some of the workshops that Wheatland offers and am excited to meet lots of new people. HAPPY WHEATLAND! Sept. 14 - Shorts Brewing Co. Open Mic - I took the week off after Wheatland for a late summer vacation. I have a few days to spend at the cabin my family owns up north and am planning on heading into Bellaire to visit my favorite brewery in Northern MI for their open mic. I'm sure they'll have a lovely assortment of flavorful fall beers on tap by then and the music at Shorts is always top notch. Mmmm, I could go for a Shorts Woodmaster Ale right now. Sept. 17, 18 and 19 - Earthworks Harvest Gathering - This is it. This is the one. If you didn't make it to any festivals this year I highly recommend coming to this one. It is held on the Earthworks Farm in Lake City, MI. Seth and May live, create and work there and have invited all of us to come share their food, land and spirit. There is no other festival like this one. My band plays on Sunday morning at 10:30 on the Hill Stage. We are responsible for saying good morning to the last day of the last big outdoor festival of the year. Please join us. Sept. 23, 24 and 25 - Prospecto - Featuring national talent such as The Presidents of the United States of America and Gza from the Wu Tang Clan, Prospecto is the largest music festival ever held in Grand Rapids. There are 3 days, 9 venues and some 90 bands playing and one $60 wristband gets you into all shows. Day passes are available for $26. My band will be playing on Saturday night, 9pm at Jukes on Leonard. This event coincides with the first weekend of Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition. Don't forget: Every Monday Open Mic at Z's. . . Every Tuesday Open Mic at Founders. . . And in October 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Bus Boo! 8th -Twisted Rooster 16th - Blanford Nature Centers Harvest Festival