Acoustic Routes Concerts announced today that The Hummingbirds – the Tampa-based, Detroit-bred acoustic duo of S.G. and Rachel Wood – will open for Billy Brandt and The Sugarees on Saturday night at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline. The music starts at 8 p.m. and the cover charge is $15 at the door, all of which goes to the artists.
The Hummingbird’s music grips both northern and southern Americana roots, blending grit and self-reliance with hospitality and charm. You’ll hear tales of love and loss, but expect the unexpected as they weave in stories of rattlesnakes and swamps, highways, and lighthouses.
Click here to listen to The Hummingbirds hits “13 Days” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hijbXnzRn0 and “Leave This Town” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_u6JyOAaGo.
No Depression magazine raves about the duo: “Excellent music. Absolutely beautiful vocals. Humid and hot with ice cold lemonade up against your sweaty cheek musicianship. Yeah…back porch, black cat moan-type mood done quite successfully.”
Headliner Billy Brandt of The Sugarees is a mainstay of the Detroit music scene and one of Michigan’s most awarded songwriters. His rootsy, folky and sometimes psychedelic brand of alt-country has been influenced by the likes of Gram Parsons and the Grateful Dead. Beyond songwriting, Brandt's knack for surrounding himself with the region’s best backing artists sets him apart, and his Saline appearance will feature master guitar and mandolin picker Jason Dennie of Thunderwüde, John Holk of The Sequins on bass and Chris Degnore of The Black Drops on guitar.
Here are some choice cuts of the trio in action: “Sun Go Down” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckt3haeHiKo; and “Oh Mamma” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo6FDRP1AhQ.