Separated by 47 miles, two highly revered rootsy acts — one leaning toward folk and soul, the other toward alt-country and Southern rock — ignited capacity crowds at outdoor West Michigan venues on Friday, amid some wet weather. Read the reviews and browse the photo galleries.
Ryan Boldrey is a native Michigander who recently returned to the Great Lakes State from Colorado, where he worked as a reporter and editor for the state’s largest community newspaper group. He’s also working on a documentary about Kalamazoo’s Greensky Bluegrass.
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In the first of three straight sold-out shows at Bell’s Brewery, the Michigan-bred progressive bluegrass heroes on Thursday proved their roots are still strong in Kalamazoo. Check out the review and photo gallery from this traditional summer kickoff which has starred Greensky Bluegrass for more than a decade.