J. Oscar Bittinger & Octoberday Productions PRESENT
SALOON CONCERT (@ Nick Fink’s)
A MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES of Acoustic Folk-Pop-Rockery
June 11, 2010
NEW TIME: 7:30-10:00 pm
Folks tend to call anything played on an acoustic guitar “folk music” and Nick Fink’s Saloon Concert series aims to show how many directions acoustic music has come from, and how many ways it can go. As the early folksingers and troubadours found willing audiences at roadside taverns, J. Oscar and Nick Fink’s bring the music’s broadsides, bawdy and beautiful elements together in the rivertown of Comstock Park, Michigan.
THIS MONTH’S CONCERT:
DREW NELSON + DAN BRACKEN
- DREW NELSON – Grand Rapids, MI (with Mark D. Schrock and Michael Van Houten)
Every generation has its poets; the writers, musicians, and lyricists who capture the spirit and longings of their time. Those who give expression to our own personal memories and dreams as though they know us. They tell our stories, giving us the words we need to celebrate or let go. That is the soil in which singer/songwriter Drew Nelson has been toiling. Legendary songwriter John Gorka said “Drew’s songs sound like the rest of us feel. His characters are anything but defeated. They are dazed, angry, amazed and climbing”.
- DAN BRACKEN – Mt Pleasant, MI
From his father’s jazz collection, and the Motown and rock and roll of his youth, to recording and producing classical, jazz, folk, and gospel during many years associated with Public Radio, Daniel Bracken has continually absorbed and incorporated all of this into his own unique style as a singer-songwriter. He performs finger-style guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and piano. Dan’s music is sprinkled with liberal hints of traditional Irish and American roots.
- J. Oscar Bittinger – Introducing the artists PLUS one NEW song per month