Oak Bones started the night out. Brian Miller- who hosts a very talked about open mic in Ferndale at the New Way Bar, lead a boot-stomping hand-clapping set. It wasn't shockingly obvious they were missing a live drummer as the trio's acoustic guitars and vocals were rich in harmony and depth. The songs were energetic and fun. They got everyone's attention and participation warming the room for the rest of the acts planned that night.
The Crane Wives are already well upon their way to being Michigan's next band to break, or make it, or whatever the kids call it these days. Everywhere this band is, droves of people come out. It's feel good music, played really well- it's that simple.
Photos by Paul Hitz