Seth Bernard has made folk music happen in Michigan. Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural northern Michigan, Seth was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a Michigan-based collective of independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building. As the Artistic Director of “The Quest”, Seth has partnered with SEEDS, the Library of Congress and the National Parks Service to bring experiential arts and ecological education to children in Northern Michigan in after-school programs and summer camps. As the Director of the Musical Ambassador Program for On the Ground, Seth has helped cultivate partnerships and cultural exchanges between communities in southern Mexico, Ethiopia and eastern Congo and communities in Michigan with a focus on direct collaboration between youth. All these experiences appear in Seth's music, and each of his Ark shows has felt like a journey of discovery.
VESPRE is Detroit artist Kaylan Waterman. Translated as "late evening" or "Evensong," VESPRE makes music meant to represent the moments that stand between the day and the night. With elements of Soul Gaze and Nu-Disco, VESPRE is at once a musical exploration of the ethereal and an examination of the artist's roots.