Pump House Concerts presents Songwriters In The Round, October 11

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:04 am
Smitty Smith

Note: ELi is instituting new weekly features! Today we introduce our new Thursday feature, "Show Of The Week," filling you in on an exciting upcoming entertainment opportunity in East Lansing.

Pump House Concerts, a neighborhood-run, listening room concert series, presents its next show this Saturday, October 11. The popular format of Songwriters In The Round returns, with three first-rate musicians trading songs and stories at this beloved East Lansing venue.

Dave Boutette’s music blends folk, blues, swing, and old time country. His songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snowplows, and migrating fish. Jason Dennie grew up with the sound of acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo. His early influences include Doc Watson and Neil Young and he has won countless bluegrass awards. Jon Brooks is thrice-nominated for Canadian songwriter of the year and won the Kerrville New Folk Award in 2010. Filled with morally ambiguous characters living on the outskirts of approval, his music is healing while revealing a wound now and then.

Tune in to WKAR's Current State news program on Friday, October 10, to hear Jon Brooks play his music and talk about his songwriting.

Shows at Pump House Concerts are donation-based. A $15 donation is requested of all adults attending, and all of the money is given to the artists. This Saturday’s show begins at 7 pm, with the doors opening at 6:30 pm. The Pump House is a neighborhood-run listening room located in the heart of the Bailey Neighborhood in East Lansing (the address is 368 Orchard Street). It is a converted water-pumping facility built by the WPA in the 1930’s. This intimate atmosphere provides a comfortable and engaging listening environment; it’s a very special way to listen to music.

Smitty Smith is the co-founder and host of Pump House Concerts, and managing editor of East Lansing Info.

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