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Hannah Rose and the GravesTones
“Hannah Rose Graves has a voice that rides through her bones, from her toes to her tongue, through her cells and through her blood. She sings like someone who knows how short her time is. She sings with her whole life. Her band Hannah Rose and the GravesTones are a cross pollination of Funk, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock n Roll- with SOUL. It’s the type of music that stops people’s conversations. It’s the type of feel that people who love music wait for: the real thing.”
-Noah Haidle, Screen-writer of Stand Up Guys
“Soul-soaked, heart-drenched, and deeply inspired, Hannah Rose and the GravesTones’ sophomore album, Awake in a Dream, is a bold foray into the funky, rhythmic refrains of a foregone era. Anchored by the steady groove of indulgent basslines and resounding drums, each track is draped in decadent horns, sizzling guitars, cutting organ, and lush pianos. Hannah Rose Graves wields her voice like a paintbrush, dipping into the well of her soul and painting vibrant strokes onto a diverse musical canvas. Plunging into the depths of human existence like a vivid portal to another dimension, Awake in a Dream grapples with the polarity of life’s surreal experiences, both nightmarish and dreamlike.”
-Ricky Olmos, Musician and Music Writer
“Her passion is just intense. She’s an amazing performer every time; she pours her soul into it. It’s an absolute joy playing with her. It’s phenomenal to watch the passion come out of her every night.”
Justin Wierenga, Grand Rapids multi-instrumentalist
“The blood, sweat and tears of an ambitious first-time endeavor show up in so many of the songs that unfold on “Everything We Already Knew.” This is music with a fiery soul. You can hear it in the lyrics, in the emotion-drenched voice of Grand Rapids singer Hannah Rose Graves, in the intricate and intense guitar solos of Justin Wierenga. But mostly this debut by Graves and her longtime guitarist (recorded at Matt Ten Clay’s Amber Lit Audio in Grand Rapids) is a much-anticipated showcase of the singer’s soulful, bluesy approach on a diverse batch of original songs – many of which audiences have embraced for years at jam-packed venues such as Billy’s Lounge, Founders Brewing and SpeakEZ Lounge and some of which hold promise as fetching, radio-friendly singles. More important, it’s the sort of project that could serve as a launching pad, heralding even more fruitful endeavors to come.
-John Sinceviks, Publisher & Music Writer at Local Spins
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and The Beatles to name a few.
Chirp has been hard at work since their formation in 2015, playing over 200 shows in 3 years. Their fresh sound has taken them across Michigan and the Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. In addition to several live sets from shows, Chirp has released three live-recorded EPs: “Live from Brownstown” (in-studio, 2016), “Live at Willis Sound” (in-studio, 2017), and “Live at Ann Arbor Summer Festival” (2018). All of which have been met with great reception and have helped along with live performances to build an extremely enthusiastic fan base. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund, Brian Long, Ken Ball, and John Gorine.
Accomplishments: WUMD Radio Battle of The Bands Winner (2018). Performed with Andre Foxxe of Parliament-Funkadelic (2018). Performed at Michigan Peace Festival (2018 headline), Sacred Vibes Music Festival (2017, 18), Buttermilk Jamboree (2018), Ann Arbor Summer Festival (2018), Sweetgrass & Sage Burn Music Festival (2017, 18 headliner), Broken Branch Breakdown (2018 headliner). They have shared the stage with Papadosio, Moon Hooch, Mustard Plug, Joshua Davis, May Erlewine, Broccoli Samurai, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Mister F, Earphorik, Ott, The Macpodz, Marbin, Groovement, Dixon’s Violin, Of The Trees, EGi, The Jauntee, Desmond Jones and more.