SWINGIN' STRINGIN' NEW YEARS EVE
BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN play traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports. A typical set includes haunting Appalachian songs, righteous gospel standards, and blazing bluegrass instrumentals. Honoring the musical traditions of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Jimmy Martin, these boys will take you back to that high lonesome sound of yesterday's bluegrass. No super-slick Nash-pop here. This is your grandaddy's bluegrass delivered with a pedal to the metal intensity of a moonshine runner.
BILLY STRINGS is a 20 yr old, tattoo covered guitar picker/singer that you surely will be hearing about for years to come. “Blessed with the voice of an old soul from the mountains, a gentlemanly air, and the ability to sling hundreds of notes with razor-crisp precision at the speed of a machine gun, Strings’ flat-picking talent seems almost beyond comprehension to veterans of the local bluegrass scene, especially given his youth.” Northern Express Publications.
DON JULIN for over 30 years, he has built a reputation as being one of the most eclectic and versatile mandolin players today. From jazz to bluegrass, from Vivaldi to Led Zeppelin, old-time fiddle tunes to ambient buddah-bar loops. His original mandolin compositions have been licensed by HBO, VH1, MTV, NBC, Showtime, Bravo, National Geographic Explorer, Fox Sports, and others. Julin is the author of the best-selling “Mandolin For Dummies” (Wiley & Sons 2012) and is an in- demand mandolin teacher giving mandolin workshops and master classes around the world.
CD available: http://www.donjulin.com/Store.html
The TRUE FALSETTOS are a swing duo featuring Joe Wilson (steel guitar, guitar and vocals) and Kevin Gills (bass and vocals). Embracing the hot jazz and swing styles of the 30's and 40's, Joe and Kevin play some of the liveliest, most danceable music around. In addition to original tunes, Joe and Kevin play the songs of the Nat King Cole trio, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Fats Waller, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Jordan and more.
Tuesday, December 31st
Full Cash Bar
Cash Food Buffet
Midnight "Bubbly" Toast
229 Garland Street
Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District
Housed in an old furniture warehouse building and located within the Warehouse District in Traverse City, InsideOut Gallery is right downtown but "way off the beaten path."InsideOut Gallery offers a unique concept marrying an Art Gallery with a movie theater and live music and performances. IOG has a full liquor license and also serves non-alcoholic beverages. Mike, the Owner, leases his space for wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties.
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