Storms, rain, heat, humidity, monster sized corn crops... July always seems to go to extremes. It's the crease where the year folds in half and you can find a lot of weird things there caught in the spine. As life whirls around me, I tend to put up my best defense which is to play music.
Next Wednesday, July 17th I'll play alone with my guitar on a nice litte shaded stage at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I'll be over at the Fountain Stage on Ingalls Mall for a 6pm show. It's not far from State Street where I used to busk the three songs I knew as a 14 year old. Busking at the Art Fair was actually my earliest experience as a performer and while I don't consider myself too civilized to do so again, I'm glad to have a place to hang my hat this year and play for you through a nice sounding PA system on the big green lawn of the Mall.
On Saturday, July 20th State Park will join me on stage for only our second show this year at S'Mittenfest which is very much like the similarly named winter festival Mittenfest but with a S' in front of it. Leave it to July to cause something unusual like that. It's taking place at The Magic Stick in Detroit and the doors open at 2pm. Many great bands will demand your attention, but we play at 7pm so make sure you've parked the car, paid your cover and ordered your beer before that.