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Inside the Mitten featuring PHoffman, Joe Sturgil, Bob Buchanan
Watermark 920
Muskegon, MI
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Inside the Mitten featuring PHoffman, Joe Sturgil, Bob Buchanan
Watermark Live announces 'Inside The Mitten' concert featuring Paul Hoffman, Joe Sturgill and Bob Buchanan, December 21, 2012  

MUSKEGON, MICH.  November 19, 2012 Paul Hoffman, Joe Sturgill and Bob Buchanan will rock the stage at Watermark 920 (920 Washington Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441) on December 21, 2012, at 6pm via the concert series, Inside The Mitten.

Born out of the lakeshore city of Muskegon, Inside the Mitten is a concert showcase of Michigan-based musical acts that put their experiences of the peninsulas to music. Inside The Mitten was created and is hosted by Watermark Live with concerts held at Watermark 920. Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential.

BOB BUCHANAN: Opening the stage for the night is Mr. Bob Buchanan. A son of Saginaw, Michigan, Bob traveled the country when "the times were a changing". If you hear Bob tell his story, it's that of a man who ended up in the right place at the right time on most occasions, and like most of us, found a few dark spots along the way. From his days in Greenwich Village, NYC in '64, to writing "Hickory Wind" with Graham Parsons, Mr. Buchanan has lived a life that has lent itself to writing and performing in a way that only a traveled man can. After 40 years, Bob is picking up the guitar again and reminding us all that from experience comes true wisdom.
JOE STURGILL: If you have been in any music hall in Michigan or attended any festival in the area over the past 10 years there's a good chance you've heard, seen, and felt the power of our second performer's music but not like this. Picking up the guitar in the late 90's and drawing on the shared Michigander experience of a  childhood filled with eclectic musical influence, Joe Sturgill's voice is soulful and informed with an accompanying musicianship that is nothing short of unique. You may best know Joe as the frontman/songwriter/guitarist for the currently on hiatus Rock/Soul/Funk power trio Four Finger Five, but for one night only you can hear him as a solo artist. For Inside The Mitten 2.4 Joe will perform songs from his well known 4F5 catalogue as well as unheard and unreleased music he's never played in public.
PHOFFMAN: Headlining the evening is Muskegon native Phoffman, also known as Mr. Paul Hoffman, singer/songwriter/mandolinist for Michigan's beloved bluegrass kings Greensky Bluegrass. Mr. Hoffman's genuine voice, his insightful lyrics, and his deft playing of the mandolin have brought bluegrass and folk music to the forefront of the Michigan music scene. Greensky's influence on the overall music scene in Michigan has been felt from the time they began playing. Like a drilling rig plunging into the earth, Paul Hoffman and Greensky struck a wellspring of love for American Roots music that was untapped and waiting to be discovered in Michigan. A handful of times every year you can find Phoffman taking the stage to tell his story solo, but never before in Muskegon has this occurred.
SCHEDULE:        Doors for each show open6:00pm
Opening Acts 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Featured Act Moderated Set8:15pm - 9:30pm
Featured Act Freestyle Set9:45pm  11pm

TICKETS:          All ages - General admission: $10 in advance or $12 at the door, or online at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets may also be purchased in at Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack
MODERATOR: Watermark Live is proud to have Lou Jeannot - co-founder of the local, prolific MUXREC record label as our moderator for all of our Inside the Mitten shows. Lou keeps the evening and conversations with the bands going through a series of questions provided by the audience. Get to know the bands and Lou and find out what makes these Michigan musicians tick.
CHARITABLE PARTNER: The staff of Watermark Live all love our little dogs, especially West Michigan Sass (Westy) and Cubby who were adopted through the Noah Project. Therefore; we are pleased to partner with the NOAH Project for our Inside the Mitten concert series Noah Project
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Shoreline Inn - has graciously set up a special room rate for all of the Inside the Mitten shows. Looking for a getaway? Coming in from out of town to see the show? Reserve a room at Shoreline Inn for $69, just mention the Inside the Mitten series to receive the rate *restrictions may apply - contact the Shoreline Inn directly for details - Shoreline Inn
DETAILS:         Seating, plenty of room to dance and an ample amount of Michigan beer, and wine featured as well as a fully stocked, full - service bar.
FOOD: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack Fatty's will be on hand at the show with their "pop up restaurant" producing custom sandwiches.

DRINK:Drip Drop Drink  will be on hand serving up slow  poured coffees in a swank atmosphere

Watermark Live is the event and promotions arm of the Watermark. Our group draws on a collaborative, not competitive, attitude create the most diverse events imaginable. Our events are intended to intrigue, excite, inform, and most importantly entertain.

ABOUT WATERMARK 920:  Watermark 920 Muskegon's newest and most innovative space for events is changing how we work and how we celebrate. This progressive urban address integrates productivity with creativity and is redefining event planning on the lakeshore.

ABOUT INSIDE THE MITTEN:  Watermark Live  Inside the Mitten consists of a single moderated set from the opening act and two sets from the featured act.  The first set is a discussion between the moderator and the act interlaced in between the songs that tell their story.  For the second set, the audience is encouraged to get to know the musical acts by submitting questions to the moderator who presents them to the bands in between songs. Each concert is an intimate setting where concert goers have a great night out celebrating Michigan through music and Michigan made beer/wine as they get to know the bands and the stories behind their music. The first season featured: The Crane Wives, Ida's Rope, Homeless Poet, 5iveit, Chantron, Funktion, Charlie Slick and Thunda Clap, Four Finger Five. The second season has featured Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Secretary of Space, Seth Bernard and the Family Business, and Big Dudee Roo to date.



Watermark 920 (View)
920 Washington Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Singer/Songwriter

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


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