Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys’ upbeat Dobro-meister from Grand Rapids, aka “Huggy Bear,” releases a new solo recording this weekend and mounts a mini-tour with his Bluegrass Bonanza. Read the story behind Mark Lavengood’s latest project, listen to a song from the new album and check out his upcoming performance schedule.
A Grand Rapids transplant from Jackson, Ricky has written for Mlive Media Group, provided freelance content for clients regionally and nationally, and currently is creating multimedia content for local artists and small businesses through Furniture City Media. A musician, he plays keyboards with Watching for Foxes, singer-songwriter Jonny Carroll, is half of the Jackson-based folk duo, The River House, and is working on a solo EP.
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