A Michigan band on the rise! FREE with student ID.
Students: welcome to Ann Arbor and The Ark, a world-class listening room with music for all ages and tastes. Tonight's show is FREE with any student ID. Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play "heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice." Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) 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, 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, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. Now they're at work on another album, and they're definitely a Michigan band you need to know.