Room 10 at the Birchwood Inn, north of Harbor Springs along M-119, can be an fine, though somewhat unassuming, room for most of the year. But when “Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters” hits town, Room 10 becomes a different place.
Room 10 is known by many retreaters as the outpost of “The Grand Rapids Gang” (thought to be some sort of “wild bunch”). Its a little loud, it’s open late in the evening, and it can be a bit intimidating if you came seeking a quiet meditative experience…
Michael Crittenden and Josh Rose may be the “key holders,” but once they set up camp there, it becomes a cottage porch, a camp kitchen, a community living room. You are welcome to come in and play a song, sing along with one being sung, drink a few whatevers, laugh loud and stay up past bed time. Bring a lot of braggage or bullshit and you won’t last long. Bring a bottle to pass, a tasty snack, good humor and/or honest songs; you can stick around.
So that’s what this Sunday evening is going to be. Good humor, good food, good friends and some honest , enjoyable music. And J Oscar will get you to sing along.
So frick yeah, it’s Sunday, so what! Y’all come.