Back from Folk Festival!
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), 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 compared them to "Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams, early Wilco, the acoustic side of Rhett Miller, and the Old 97s." Local audiences got a taste of Michigan Rattlers on the Friday night Ann Arbor Folk Festival bill, and we're betting you'll be back for their full show!