Hailing from all corners of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys give a nod to American traditional music, while boldy taking their own songs in new directions. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. Drawing from Americana and early twentieth-century music, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys firmly place themselves within the continuity of American music without sounding self-conscious, as many of the bands who try to capture this sound do.
Gambetta blends his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country — a combination charmed music enthusiasts everywhere. Gambetta's playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, communication, research in tone, sobriety and humor. With America in his heart and his roots in the sun and the olive trees of the Mediterranean sea, he naturally and seamlessly bridges the shores of the two continents.
One of the most popular acts in Acoustic Brew history returns for what promises to be another evening of great music.
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.
After a sold out performance in 2007, Bill Staines brings his New England-tinged songs back to the Center for Well-Being. Bill’s music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nanci Griffith, and Jerry Jeff Walker.
"Folk singer Bill Staines’ compositions recall the paintings of Grandma Moses – simple, literal and evocative of a bucolic tranquility that modern times have almost erased." — Hartford Courant
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