After more than 60 concerts in downtown Saline, music booster Acoustic Routes is moving a half mile east to Stony Lake Brewing at 447 E. Michigan Ave. and kicking off its spring season on Saturday, March 25 with a performance by singer-songwriter Miriam Pico of Traverse City. Pico is a multiple winner of both The Northern Express' "Best Solo Artist" award and Traverse Magazine's "Red Hot Best Singer/Songwriter" award. She will be performing with pianist David Chown.
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7E0a6H9JTQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBEbnjazCc8.
“Mixing brew master Jerry Tubb’s high-gravity beers and American ales with Miriam’s immense repertoire of jazz and pop standards and original songs is going to make for a very special evening,” said Acoustic Routes founder Jim Cain of Lodi Township. “Jerry and his wife Heidi have a great thing going and it’s going to be fun to add music to the mix.”
Acoustic Routes already has concerts booked at Stony Lake through the end of the year, including the return of Scotland’s North Sea Gas, an evening with America’s Got Talent Quarter Finalist Olivia Millerschin, acclaimed singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro from Brooklyn, NY and more.
First up after Miriam Pico’s concert is Billy Brandt on April 22. Brandt is an award-winning Detroit area singer-songwriter, whose rootsy, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an adventurous spirit. A mainstay of the local Detroit scene, his collaborations with other artists are near-legendary.
Then on May 5, Brad Phillips will take the stage with bassist Jacob Warren. Phillips is a Saline native and former artistic director of the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. He grew up playing bluegrass, newgrass, old-time, Celtic, jazz, pop, and singer-songwriter music, and he has performed with a who’s who of popular music, including Stevie Wonder.
The cover charge of each concert is $15 at the door (100% to the artists). The doors open at 7:30 pm and the music starts at 8 pm.