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The Good Bad + Michigan Rattlers
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, November 18th
Americana/Bluegrass/Roots Double Bill
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $8 Advance, $12 Day Of Show,

Moe's Alley presents a night of live Americana/Bluegrass & Roots music with THE GOOD BAD + MICHIGAN RATTLERS.

VIDEO- The Good Band "Dance With Me"

VIDEO- Michigan Rattlers "Sweet Diane"

ABOUT THE GOOD BAD - "Hailing from San Francisco CA, The Good Bad have been a part of the exploding newgrass/bluegrass scene on the west coast since 2010.The Good Bad bring a raucous and high-energy take on the string band sound. Vocal Harmony and versatility is staple to their craft and they’ve honed it to deliver a true good time sound that goes best with a dash of whiskey. They have shared the stage with scene favorites like The Brothers Comatose, The Lil' Smokies, Split Lip Rayfield, and Front Country. The groups unique character blend captivates on stage and connects with audiences of all ages. The five piece progressive bluegrass/newgrass ensemble features Aaron Lanes (mandolin, guitar), Thomas Beneduci (guitar, dobro), Paul Geoghan(bass), Dave Pascoe (fiddle), and Peter Dominici (banjo)."

ABOUT MICHIGAN RATTLERS - Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.

“Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people.”

Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more.

After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a short demo, and began playing locally. The demo found its way into the hands of super-producer Johnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down), and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG Studios in just one day.

"My favorite music is recorded that way," continues Reed. "You get in a room, plug in, and cut songs live. The energy of the recording comes directly from the physical performance, and it puts the listener into that specific time and place."

This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. They spent the rest of that year and much of the next touring in support of this release.

In September 2017, Pianist Christian Wilder was added to the band’s lineup. Now a trio, the group headed into the studio to record their newest EP, Wasting the Meaning. Comprised of three cover songs, the project was conceived as a way to explore deeper into the recording process and pay homage to some of their favorite songwriters.

 

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