Robin Lee Berry wsg/ Billy Brandt & Sarana Verlin
Robin Lee Berry -
This firmly entrenched Northern Michigan native is hard to pigeon hole. She began her professional career singing in the folk clubs of East Lansing. Her music also spans jazz, alt-country, some rock and feature her own well written songs as well as original covers of Greg Brown, Van Morrison, and Neil Young. Robin's beautiful voice and eclectic song selection is sure to make this a night to remember.
MAVERICK MAGAZINE - "Robin Lee Berry is a singer-songwriter who remains very much unclassifiable. This comes through on her latest CD in which she mixes her own swell-crafted songs with the works of Van Morrison, Neil Young and Greg Brown. In fact, her version of Hey, Baby Hey, was included on GOING DRIFTLESS a multi-artists tribute to Brown and is also on this album, along with a fine duet version of NEVER SO FAR with Brown. Though she turns in good versions of Neil Young's OLD MAN and Van Morrison's INTO THE MYSTIC, it is her own songs that stand up for repeated playing, especially the rhythmic title tune and the emotional THERE ARE SOME THINGS.
BILLY BRANDT, SARANA VERLIN and the Acoustic Mission Band.
Billy Brandt & Saran Verlin with the Acoustic Mission Band Take two of South East Michigan's most talented and decorated musicians in Billy Brandt and Sarana Verlin, throw in one of Michigan's most talented dobro and mandolin players in Drew Howard (Captain Midnight), and tie it all together with the upright bass rhythms of John Holk and you have the Acoustic Mission band. There original blend of Celtic fiddle and acoustic American is which is sure make for one crowd pleasing evening.
Outstanding Acoustic Vocalist, Outstanding Folk Artist - Detroit Music Awards
Having spent decades in the music business supporting other bands and artists, Billy Brandt found his own musical voice and steps into the spotlight as a singer-songwriter for the first time in his amazing career. Influenced by the likes of Gram Parsons to Neil Young, he's molded his sound by creating his own unique guitar picking...creating a haunting melody which stays with the listener long after the song is over. His deep roots in alt-country have earned him a loyal following.
Outstanding Acoustic Instrumentalist - Detroit Music Awards
Sarana VerLin has worked with many people including grammy award winners Don Was and Steve King and producer Ben Grosse. Early in her career she was voted into the Detroit Metro Times Music Hall of Fame alongside prestigious musicians such as Aretha Franklin and Iggy Pop and was one of the original members of Dark Carnival, a rotating group of superstars including the late Ron Asheton. She has been compared to Stevie Nicks by way of Sandy Denny and her current style is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of Celtic Folk, Rock, Country and Americana. Where those lines blur is where she thrives!
What you should know...
Comfy Couch Concerts is a casual, non-smoking, family friendly, concert venue that seeks to promote acoustic, roots-driven music of many genres including folk, blues, country, blue-grass, celtic, americana, world-music and more. Expect to hear from singer-songwriters that will make you laugh and touch your heart.
The Concert Series is sponsored by MichiganFolkLive.com and Newport Furnishings and is held on the beautiful, comfortable furniture in Newport Furnishing's Wixom showroom.
For information contact:
Steven Johnson Publisher MichiganFolkLive.com
Comfy Couch Concerts/ Newport Furnishings
52504 Grand River Ave.
Wixom, MI 48393
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|