A special night at the Box Factory for the Arts with wonderful local musicians.
All are talented musicians and singers in their own right, and they are joining together on stage for one special night of music. There will be wonderful harmonies of folk, American traditional and pop tunes, plenty of familiar tunes and singalongs, as well as great new songs. Instrumental accompaniment will include guitars, banjos, fiddles, concertina, harmonica, and djembe drum. This will be an engaging and unforgettable experience.
Past Time was founded in 2012 initially as a tribute to the Southwest Michigan band The Princetons who were very popular in the Michiana area in the early to mid 1960s. The Princetons scored a hit with their song “Georgiana” in 1965. Along with this song, there are another 20 Princetons recordings. Past Time preforms many of these along with many other great songs from the 1950s and 1960s, some of which were also performed by the Princetons.
Past Time members include the son of the founding guitar player from The Princetons.
Past Time is dedicated to preserving the early rock ‘n’ roll from the nation and the Southwest Michigan region.
Straight out of St. Joe Michigan, Jack Adams & Da Breakers draw influence from the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and various, rock R&R and jazz artists; Jack blends it all together as if Bob Ross painted a house party.
As a single act Jack paves his passion as a “one man-jam band”, looping musical phrases and beat-boxing to create a lively “dance like there’s nobody one in the room” vibe.
Anybody who drinks their coffee black and enjoys wearing denim is in for a treat when Jack & Da Breakers are jamming.
The Blue Water Ramblers write and sing traditional music with modern themes – the songs of Michigan, America and YOUR life. They perform wherever people want to celebrate: Festivals and concerts, paddle wheelers and lake ships, in cities and out in the woods, on stages and around campfires, at church gatherings and traditional dances. The Blue Water Ramblers’ repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers’ paeans, Michigan humor, love songs, gospel music and children’s ditties. Everyone agrees that these combine into a versatile repertoire to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. “I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve,” opined Banjo-Jim. “We’re singing the people’s songs about the people’s lives and they can join right in and sing along.”