"People cry at my shows pretty often, and I’m grateful to be making that sort of impression and connection. My in-between banter is pretty light and funny, which balances things out." ELi's Chris Wardell goes deep with Folk singer-songwriter Heather Styka.
Michigan duo "Gifts or Creatures" and friends will play an intimate show in the chapel of The Peoples Church in East Lansing. ELi's Chris Wardell tells you how history and family influence what you'll hear.
This weekend, hundreds of people will descend on the Hannah Community Center to sing the winter blues away. There'll also be workshops, concerts, and a Children's Concert. ELi's Christopher Wardell has the story.
How and why do Dudley "Smitty" Smith and Kristin McCool bring nationally acclaimed musicians to play at a house on Orchard Street in East Lansing, and who are they bringing us this week? ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.
Josh Davis may have hit the big time with his performance on The Voice, but many locals remember him from the years when he played with the band Steppin' In It. ELi's Christopher Wardell talked to Davis about life, music, and coming back to play in East Lansing.
“This isn’t so much a concert, but rather one big music activity,” Potter said. “Kids can grab shakers to shake along to the music, while parents get a chance to catch their breath, hang out in the back, and enjoy a cup of coffee.”
Local favorite Starfarm will play a free concert Friday, August 4th at the Ann Street Plaza in downtown EL. Sarah Spohn talks to their lead singer Whitney Spotts about why the band plays 80s covers, musical influences, and the realities of performing.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival bursts onto the East Lansing scene this Friday and Saturday with a wide variety of artists and styles. ELi's Michael Teager tells you what to expect. and helps even the most inexperienced listener "get that swing."
To the delight of those of us who attended these colorful and upbeat events last year, the Kozmic Picnik and Second Line Parade will again be featured Saturday, June 24, at the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival.