Musicians & Entertainers at the 2008 Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest
This year's Harvest Fest brings together some of southwest Michigan's most talented and entertaining musicians, as well as local farmers and the rest of our community, for a day of celebration!
Sound services provided by 37.ENT / Music By Coash.
- Andru Bemis
- 3:45-4:45 PM
- Musical headliner Andru Bemis has wandered the ends, edges and in-betweens of North America more times than he can count. Traveling mostly by passenger train — and occasionally by bus or by thumb — he's logged hundreds of thousands of miles performing original songs of travel, love and longing almost nightly. His companions include a beat-up classical guitar, an equally shabby banjo, and an occasional fiddle or banjo ukulele.
Andru is a founding member of Ground Vinyl Records, a collectively owned record label featuring independent folk and acoustically minded artists from throughout the U.S. and Canada.
- Gale Horst
- 1:15-2:15 PM
- Singer/songwriter Gale Horst is often featured at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph. A charter member of Riversong Music Society, he favors finger-picking blues traditionals. Gale's eclectic selection of tunes and great sense of humor will be enjoyed by the whole family.
- 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
- Desafinado is Portuguese for "slightly out of tune," yet you'll find this group to be wonderfully right. Here's an eclectic mix of instruments and performers presenting a great selection of original jazz and bluegrass music. Featuring vocalist Alycia Vince.
- Fiddle Fire: English & Traditional Music & Dance
- 2:30-3:30 PM
- The accomplished five-member Fiddle Fire band will present a variety of English and traditional tunes that are highly danceable. In fact, there will be three callers to lead simple dances. You're encouraged to join in and have fun as Danika Murray, Roger Williams and Mike Clark teach easy moves on the spot. Or just listen, watch and enjoy. Sponsored by Country Dancing of Kalamazoo.
- The Brothers Kalamazov
- 5:00-6:00 PM
- Musicians and songwriters Nathan Durham, Jay Gavan and David Teske are The Brothers Kalamazov. This lively group performs an eclectic range of original and traditional songs on a wide range of instruments, from guitar and bass to banjo, flute, and saxophone. Musical influences include jazz, Celtic, bluegrass, and Tin Pan Alley.
Last updated 23 August 2008
- K'zoo Folklife Organization
- All day
- Members of K'zoo Folklife Organization will entertain you in a day-long jam session with a wonderful mix of instruments and tunes, from folk to bluegrass to Celtic. KFO is a non-profit organization that promotes the presentation and preservation of multicultural, traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and the arts for education and enrichment. The group offers concerts, events and more.
©2008 Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest