J. Oscar Bittinger & Octoberday Productions PRESENT
SALOON CONCERT (@ Nick Fink’s)
A MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES of Acoustic Folk-Pop-Rockery
Happened on July 9, 2010 7:30-10:00 pm
KARISA WILSON + DAVE BOUTETTE
- KARISA WILSON Grand Rapids, MI
Acoustic soul and funky folk. Karisa Wilson is an acoustic Indie artist who threads the musical genres of the world into a unique, soulfully blended style – with vocals likened to those “of an angel.” She has played with bands from heavy metal to bluegrass, and recorded with national acts such as Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe. Among Michigan’s finest musicians for the past 10 years Karisa was awarded the Best New Artist Jammie in 2008, and her debut album, Little Girl, was awarded Album of the Year. She recently debuted at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music to two sold-out shows, and with rave reviews.
- DAVE BOUTETTE – Ann Arbor, MI
Whether banging out a set of saloon songs at a Michigan watering hole, or settling back for an evening of singing at a fire ring afterward, Dave Boutette will hold his listeners as long as they keep the lights on or until the rain starts. Stories, advice, observations, or raffles are as apt to appear during a performance as are his songs. Blending many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country, his songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, and migrating fish. If you get the chance, stand next to Dave. Besides feeling taller than you actually are, you may start to see some things in an entirely new light.
- J. Oscar Bittinger – Introducing the artists PLUS one NEW song per month