Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. First come, first seated. Standing room also available.
TICKETS: $15 in ADV, $20 at the door (if any remain)
All ages | General Admission | Ages 3 & under are FREE (Kids are welcome to come, but please know that it is important to provide a quiet and intimate space for the musician and for the audience. Thank you!)
Remember, all funds gathered support the musicians, The Good Work Collective and SPACE.
The Good Work Collective is a think/do all-arts gallery space where community ideas, grass roots projects, brainstorm sessions, and creative concepts have an opportunity to come to life. This space is the culmination of the dreams of Porterhouse Productions - a space where YOU are welcome.
SPACE = Sound and Personal Audio for Community Events. Through SPACE, we are able to provide sound equipment for free or for a reduced fee to non-profit organizations, musicians, artists, and community events.
ABOUT BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN (donjulin.com/billystrings.html)
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 is a total mandolin geek. 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.
The Good Work Collective (View)
417 S. Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684