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Orpheum Bell
The Good Work Collective
Traverse City, MI
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Orpheum Bell
Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. First come, first seated. Standing room also available.

All ages | General Admission | Ages 3 & under are FREE

TICKETS: We have made it easy for you to select the price that works best with your pocketbook! Prices are $10, $15, and $20. Please pay what you can. Remember, all funds gathered support the musicians, The Good Work Collective and SPACE. 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!

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.



It goes like this: Ann Arbor, around 2005 a few of us traded lists and listened. We started in on a couple tunes on an upright and archtop and figured we better tool up correctly. That meant: accordion, violins and other things- horns, utensils and good suits that recommended us under the lighting. We wanted to sound full and beautiful and have a few singers- some women, some men. We loved Don Gibson and The Clash, Django, the Boswell Sisters and Vysotsky. And Dock Boggs. And Bob Wills. Cubans, Appalachians, and Gypsies alike we loved widely but with precision. So we stapled our needs to crowded telephone poles, carefully noting the influences so as to strike the right balance of accuracy, sincerity and cool. Soon we had our group.

We worked up an original songbook of lullabies, stomps and ballads, Eastern waltzes and drilled ourselves over lagers and teas  each of us bringing something to the music, often awkwardly but always with purpose. The early shows included taverns, lofts, a puppet show theater, a speakeasy, a concrete cattle bunker once, and a beautiful wedding on a cherry farm in northern Michigan.

Over the course of these two years, several multi-instrumentalists coalesced around the core, creating the stark, darkly ornamented sound heard on our 2007 debut release, 'Pretty As You'.

Relying on old, acoustic instruments, our sound moved from chiseled, plaintive song stories to articulate rhythms  American country, a little swing, Eastern European, a little gypsy "Country & Eastern" we call it.

Several tracks from our 'Pearls' recording ('09) were selected for the soundtrack of the art documentary 'The Life of Chris Roberts-Antieau' by Brookbank Productions. The Film was released in 2010, and was featured at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum.

We will be appearing in several regional concert and festival events in '12 and are expanding our touring throughout the Midwest. Our newly released third album, 'The Old Sisters' Home', is available now.



The Good Work Collective (View)
417 S. Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Indie
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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