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Kiefer Sutherland

You know the name. You know the face, even if you've never switched on a television set. But do you know the music? Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for nearly 40 years, starring in movies like "Stand By Me," "The Lost Boys," "Young Guns." "Flatliners," "A Few Good Men," "A Time to Kill," "Dark City," "Melancholia," and the TV series "24." But, unknown to many, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) on the USTRC team roping circuit. And in 2002 Kiefer, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. In early 2015 Kiefer played Cole two songs he had written. Two songs became four and finally grew into Kiefer Sutherland's debut album: "Down in a Hole." Kiefer says: "It's the closest thing I've ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences." Since then, Kiefer has played the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and the Grand Ole Opry, released his second album, "Reckless and Me," and honed his chops in advance of his appearance at the 2021 Ann Arbor Folk Festival.