WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Celebration Concert Series

Tri States Public Radio has a 25 year history of bringing great concerts to the area.

If you are a regular attendee, or you've never joined us for a concert, you will love the upcoming shows featuring the best touring folk, Americana, singer-songwriter and independent music acts.

We are continuing to take the show on the road to venues around the region.  While most of the concerts will be in the Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio in our offices in Macomb, we will continue branching out to other venues around the tri-state area.

Tickets may be ordered online by clicking the links provided in the show descriptions below, or call 800-895-2912 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday to order your tickets. Tickets are $10 for Tri States Public Radio members; $15 for non-members. *All shows begin at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.*

Sorry, NO REFUNDS!

Everyone is encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food Item or personal care item for the local food pantry. For directions to our offices in Macomb, click here.

http://thematchsellers.com/

The Matchsellers is a bluegrass duo that began in the streets of former East Germany and now crisscrosses the US Interstate system year-round. In 2012, Julie Bates and Andrew Morris met while working as English teachers in Leipzig, Germany. Bates is a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, and Morris grew up playing electric blues guitar in the dive bars of Warsaw, Indiana. They found common ground in the music of their homeland and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs and hit the road.

Born Charles Scott Mitchell in New York City, he grew up in farm country north of Detroit. He thought of becoming a forest ranger like Aldo Leopold. Instead, he graduated from college with a degree in English and drama. After a brief time pursuing but not capturing an acting career in New York, Mitchell was drafted into the US Army, where he learned to drive a tank and use an assortment of weapons. Then he spent a peaceful year in Korea as a reporter for Stars & Stripes and as a hoofer in musical comedy reviews, entertaining the troops.

http://www.redtailring.com

Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. “We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp.