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Red Tail Ring
Watermark 920
Muskegon, MI
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Red Tail Ring
ALL AGES - TICKETS $10 In advance $12 at the door

Watermark Live is pleased to present, a spring concert series showcasing Michigan-based acts. This spring concert series is presented by Watermark Live with the concerts being held at Watermark 920.

Watermark 920 continues to offer space for events and a stage for musical acts to perform in an intimate setting. The concert series is designed to expose the artists who put their experiences to music and share it from the stage.

Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential. Each concert is unique and makes for a diverse series of shows.

DATE: Red Tail Ring  April 18, 2014

WHAT: Watermark live - Spring Concert Series

WHERE: Watermark 920 - 920 Washington Ave, Muskegon (corner of Washington and Division - Former Shaw Walker Furniture Factory)

SCHEDULE: Doors open at 6pm

Opening act: 7:30pm:
Christopher Cordle, Angela and Ryan Corbin

Featured act set: 8:30pm - Red Tail Ring

TICKETS: All ages - General admission:
$10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Students (with school ID) and kids 12 and under - $5

Tickets available online and in advance here:

Tickets available in advance and in person at Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack during normal business hours as well as at Drip Drop Drink and The Harbor Cinema

DETAILS: There is plenty of seating, plenty of room to dance, and full service bar featuring Michigan beer and wine.. Join us in an intimate setting enjoying an evening of music. Drip Drop Drink will also be on site serving up hot coffee concoctions in their pop up coffee shop.

FOOD: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack will be on hand serving up their famous sammies in their pop up restaurant.

The Spring Concert series was created by the team behind Watermark Live and showcases musical acts touring the great state of Michigan. The evening is hosted by singer/songwriter Christopher Cordle. The Spring Concert series is designed to expose the artists who put their experiences of these peninsulas to music. Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential. Each concert is unique and makes for a diverse series of shows.

ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES HOST/OPENING ACT  Christopher Cordle - Born and raised in Muskegon, Christopher C. Cordle is a graphic artist, a fine artist, a musician and a producer as well as a luthier who trained under the tutelage of Robert Sayers. Chris is also an accomplished singer-songwriter with three WYCE Jammie nominated CD's. Chris has a degree in Graphic Design and specializes in illustration and branding. Chris is also responsible for the look and feel of our Watermark Live productions and creates the visuals as well as all of the branding for our shows. Chris has over 20 years of newspaper reproduction experience and was an original member in popular bands Yard Sale Underwear and original touring band Victoria Park in the early 1990s. Chris also worked under J.C. Howe with Muskegon Civic Theater to gain set painting experience.

Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders  Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry. "We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be," says Beauchamp. "It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new." This two-way connection between old and new takes center stage in Red Tail Ring's upcoming studio recordings, scheduled for release in 2011. Two albums featuring Premo and Beauchamp's original songs as well as their interpretations of Appalachian and folk tunes are in the works. As Premo explains, "We want to show references of the traditional forms that have inspired us in our new writing."

For Beauchamp and Premo, the duality of Red Tail Ring makes perfect sense. As performers, they balance an enduring regard for the ballads and refrains of times past with a restless desire to create melodies and narratives that resonate with listeners. In Red Tail Ring the duo also taps into each musician's distinct roots. Beauchamp, an Earthwork Music artist who holds a joint degree in Ethnomusicology and English Literature from the University of Michigan (2005), melded his whimsical lyricism with Breathe Owl Breathe for his solo debut My Northern Voices (2008). Premo, who was raised on traditional music in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, pursued art and music at U of M earning a degree in Performing Arts Technology (2010). She also studied traditional Finnish music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland (2008). Premo has lent her talents to more than a dozen recordings in addition to her own albums, Innertwine (2008) and Stung by the Nettle (2009). On stage together Premo and Beauchamp create something rare as they use every facet of their voices and instruments  including guitar, fiddle, banjo, octave mandolin, mandolin and jaw harp  to connect with audiences.

Beauchamp and Premo formed Red Tail Ring in 2009. During 2010, the duo played more than 100 shows in 11 different states, including festivals and venues in the Midwest, the South and the East coast. Highlights included opening the Hoxeyville Music Festival in Wellston, Michigan which featured Justin Townes Earle, Todd Snider and Greensky Bluegrass; playing twice to enthusiastic crowds at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and bringing their old-time hybrid back to its roots in the Appalachian Mountains by playing the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West Virginia. Along the way, Red Tail Ring turned even raucous barroom listeners into fans of their fiddle, banjo and guitar tunes. At festivals, seasoned grassroots audiences greeted their fresh blend of old and new with surprise and delight. In 2011, Red Tail Ring is looking to reach wider audiences and excited at the prospect of connecting with new listeners and greeting friends made in 2010. For Premo and Beauchamp, Red Tail Ring encircles their present and future  a place where expansion and creativity meet tradition, and thrive.

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.

Watermark Live is the event and promotions arm of the Watermark Center headed up by a group of event professionals, artists and musicians from the Muskegon area; our group draws on a collaborative, not competitive attitude to bring you the most diverse events imaginable. Our events are intended to intrigue, excite, inform, and most importantly entertain. Whether you're attending one of our installments of our concert series, or dancing the night away at a Halloween extravaganza, or who knows what else we will come up with, you can bet you will have a great time.



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

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Music > All Ages
Music > Singer/Songwriter

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


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