Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice perform at Bear Creek Nature Park

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice perform at Bear Creek Nature Park on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their third and final concert in their free, Music in the Meadows outdoor concert series, featuring traditional bluegrass band Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Come hear some hard-drivin’, lonesome, traditional bluegrass. This concert will be held at Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road at 7:00 p.m. (between Rochester and Orion Roads), Rochester, Michigan 48306.

Junior Sisk

Junior Sisk

There aren’t many vocalists who can wring every bit of lonesome out of a note like Junior Sisk. Sisk’s soulful, heartfelt vocals earned him the 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year award. They have also helped him, along with his band Ramblers Choice featuring musicians Jonathan Dillon, mandolin; Jason Davis, banjo; Jamie Harper, fiddle; and Noah Brown, bass earn a number of other awards over the past several years, including 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year.

Poor Boy’s Pleasure, the band’s latest album was released in May 2016 to wide critical acclaim. Two songs from the album have reached the Bluegrass Today Top 20, with the lead single – “Longneck Blues,” penned by Mike O’Reilly – debuting at number one. The album also debuted at number two on the Billboard bluegrass chart.

What does John Lawless of Bluegrass Today say about the singing of Junior Sisk?  “He is a treasure, a direct connection to the type of bluegrass that The Stanley Brothers recorded in the early days.  Old time bluegrass isn’t going anywhere.”

Bring your picnics, loved ones and blankets to enjoy the soulful sounds of traditional bluegrass under the setting summer sun.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted; bottled water and popcorn is free. In case of bad weather the concert will be held indoors at Heart Of The Hills Christian Church, 5085 Orion Rd. 48306, north of Dutton Rd. Cal 248-651-4440. Ext. 299 on the day of event to verify location.

Music in the Meadows

Music in the Meadows

Good Weather Location:

Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, 48306

Bad Weather Location:

Heart Of The Hills Christian Church, 5085 Orion Road, 48306

 

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