Sometimes, the coolest things in life are found in your own back yard. I found a hidden gem in the Brighton Americana Festival, 10 minutes from my house!
|The Flutter and Wow. Who knew?|
|Ann Arbor's Dragon Wagon|
|Steppin' In It hits the stage|
Lansing's very own SeMiBluegrass band Steppin' In It closed the show and the festival with their unique take on Americana music (Harmonica, accordion and trombone? Why not!) Unfortunately, a long day of swimming and playing with friends began to take their toll on my daughter and we only stayed for a couple tunes. This band understands a "groove" and really caught the fairly large crowd's attention. As we left, we were amazed at the sea of bodies we saw swaying back and forth to the infections rhythms and melodies booming off the stage. I really need to go see these guys at their weekly gig at the Green Door in Lansing. Watch for a future show profile.