Michigan's progressive string/swing band
Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger, and you've just conjured the washboard-driven sound of The Appleseed Collective. Since their 2012 debut album, "Baby to Beast," this band has encapsulated a century's worth of music with fresh perspective. "The blends of swing, bluegrass, Dixieland ditties and alluring gypsy-folk whirls—is something close to a transcendent listen .. you're there, on some dirtroad, being led on by these songs," says reviewer Jeff Milo of iSpy magazine. The Appleseed Collective has been getting attention from as far away as the UK, and their 2014 Ann Arbor Folk Festival appearance put them on the musical radar of a whole lot of people. The Appleseed Collective has played major festivals and clubs around the Midwest from Colorado to Pennsylvania this year, and they've evolved into a major touring success. Catch 'em while you can, and pick up a copy of their new "Tour Tapes" EP.
Michigan songwriter Mike Vial opens—this is a CD release show for Mike's new release, "A World That's Bigger," recorded live in a cabin in northern Michigan with three acoustic guitars.