The all-star trio of Michigan-bred singers — May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou and Rachael Davis — launch a four-show run through the Mitten at Bell’s in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, and are eyeing a really big year for Sweet Water Warblers in 2020. Learn more about the group, watch videos of their performances at Local Spins.
Ryan Boldrey is a native Michigander who returned to the Great Lakes State in 2016 after spending the better part of a decade working as a reporter and editor for Colorado’s largest community newspaper group. In addition to freelancing with numerous other publications over the course of his career, he has worked on video projects with Kalamazoo’s Greensky Bluegrass and has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State.
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Working with Joshua Davis, Greensky Bluegrass and others, the Grayling songwriter has become a go-to collaborator whose songs likely will be heard at this weekend’s Camp Greensky Music Festival in Wellston. Get the back story about this artist from Local Spins writer Ryan Boldrey, listen to his music and find details about this weekend’s festival.
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