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FREE VINYL FRIDAY: Detroit folk duo LAC LA BELLE vinyl release party / photography exhibit at HOLDING HOUSE this Saturday 11/8/14

MCB has a couple of copies of the new vinyl from Lac La Belle
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Get to Holding House tomorrow night 7:30pm for the album release and photography show

Lac La Belle celebrates their third album release with vinyl, highlights local photographers, Saturday, November 8th.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Lac La Belle album release party

Featuring photography by Garrett MacLean, Riva Sayegh-McCullen, TorriLynn, and Elise Mesner

With performances by Lac La Belle, Matt Jones & Misty Lyn, Behind the Times, The Webbs


Holding House

3546 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216

Doors 7pm

music starts 7:30pm

$5 - $10 suggested donation




Detroit folk duo Lac La Belle has been performing together in and around the Detroit area for the past six years. Made up of residents Jennie Knaggs and Nick Schillace, their music is influenced by early Americana, and they seamlessly blend history with the present to create stories that capture the human experience.  Lac La Belle offer it with expertise, via accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar. For their third release, they perform with a full band, including Serge van der Voo on upright bass, and Abigail Alwin on cello and violin.

Lac La Belle have years of experience to bring to the table. Both Knaggs and Shillace learned traditional music down in southern Appalachia, and both studied music academically. Knaggs is known for her vocal work in Matthew Barney's recent film "River of Fundament", her years singing honky tonk tunes at D'Mongo's Speakeasy, and past project I,Crime; Schillace for his solo guitar recordings and his academic work on the music history of John Fahey.  

The members of Lac La Belle enjoy the community experience of music. Schillace is owner and instructor of Orion Music Studio in Lake Orion, Knaggs is co-founder of Detroit Music Teachers Collective downtown, and they host house concerts in their home in Green Acres. They put effort in creating unique environments for music, every album release thus far has been in a non-traditional creative space -- the Yes Farm on the East side in 2010,  and Huggy Bears Hideaway, aka an old tool shed at Popps Packing in Hamtramck in 2012-- this event is no exception.


Holding House is an artist-run workspace founded by artists Andrea Eckert and Adrienne Dunkerley. Located on Michigan Avenue in the Core City neighborhood, just west of Corktown, it is a former industrial space turned two story art gallery, striving for inter-generational and inter-cultural community members to engage in the arts.

To connect this concept, Lac La Belle, along with performing their entire album, will highlight the talented photographers they have worked with over the years, including TorriLynn, Garrett MacLean, Riva Sayegh-McCullen, and Elise Mesner. Each artist will display 4-8 pieces of their work in the gallery, including one Lac La Belle portrait. All prints will be available for sale.

Lac La Belle will also be selling copies of their third release, "A Friend Too Long" in CD and vinyl formats. Their vinyl records were pressed by local manufacturer, Archer Records, and display a water color of Detroit's urban log cabin in Palmer Park, painted by Schillace's mother, Isabel Schillace.

The evening will include opening by sets by Matt Jones with Misty Lyn, as well as Behind The Times and The Webbs.