Michigan Rattlers

Michigan Rattlers

47th Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Saturday, January 27

at Hill Auditorium

Gold Circle & Platinum Pre-Sale: Oct 23–27
Member Pre-Sale: Nov 1 & 2
Public Sale: Nov 3



Lifelong friends and Northern Michigan natives, the Michigan Rattlers play “heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice.” Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), Christian Wilder (piano), and Anthony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Petoskey high school. “Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people,” they say. Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, playing great original songs and developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more. Their debut EP, recorded in Los Angeles, attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, which compared them to “Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams, early Wilco, the acoustic side of Rhett Miller, and the Old 97s.” Since then The Michigan Rattlers have released two full-length albums, toured playing venues great and small, and made a million new friends.