An evening of Americana, roots, and rock in the newly remodeled lower level of the Franke Center.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Franke Center for the Arts
214 E Mansion St, Marshall, MI
Beer/wine bar opens at 7pm. Music starts at 7:30pm.
Featuring live music by:
GIFTS OR CREATURES - http://giftsorcreatures.com
Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of midwestern folklore, old world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana. Gifts or Creatures has performed consistently throughout the Midwest supporting a wide range of acts including Breathe Owl Breathe, Blitzen Trapper, and Frontier Ruckus. Brandon & Bethany are also active members of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, advocating for original music and environmental awareness throughout the Great Lakes region.
AMERICAN MARS - http://americanmars.com
Since its inception in the late 90’s, American Mars has been a kind of musical anomaly in their hometown of Detroit. In a town often dominated by garage and punk, the band has persevered for over a decade with its unique brand of atmospheric roots-influenced rock. American Mars’ emotional and cathartic live shows have earned them supporting slots with The National, The Avett Brothers, Elbow, Clem Snide, Magnolia Electric Company, Richard Buckner, and 16 Horsepower.
LASALLE - http://vivalasalle.com
LaSalle features husband and wife musicians Mike and Katy Reed, alongside Mike’s brother Ben and longtime musical collaborator, Dan Jaquint. With an ability to blur the genres of indie, rock, and Americana, LaSalle offers a melodic blend of dual male/female vocals over sharp guitars, glassy bass, and intricate drumming. LaSalle has shared the stage with Cursive, Owen, Make Believe, The Hard Lessons, and The Appleseed Cast.
3 LB CUT
3 LB Cut is a Marshall group that combines pickers and eclectic music lovers into a frailing, flat picking, sliding, singing and grinnin unit badly bent on having fun. Pulling from blues, bluegrass, Appalachian old time fiddle tunes and other traditional music this group of revolving musicians isn't afraid to try out new arrangements or scale things back to their roots. For this concert, Alvin Lautzenheiser and Adrian Bagale will try out a bunch of songs and get a little help from Adrian's 11 year old daughter for some singing. If ya like sliding Dobro, mandolins and git-fiddles you might just ease right into this set, along with a tasty cold one (or banjo) on your knee.