Show of the Week

Poet and Musician Jon Brooks Brings Anti-Folk to Pump House

Thursday, April 12, 2018

“87% will leave inspired, reinvigorated, affirmed, and transformed.” Brooks said. “13% will slink off alone into the chilly, Michigan April darkness with a vague feeling of anger and confusion.” ELi's Chris Wardell explains all.

All the World’s a Stage for Actor-Musician Tim Grimm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“No topic is off-limits,” Grimm said. “I've written a lot about the rural Midwest, and in the ‘folk’ world that's maybe what people most associate me with. But, the land I love, anything that seems wrong or broken is fair game. " Christopher Wardell has the story.

MSU Senior Prepares for "Bucket List" Concert

Monday, March 26, 2018

MSU Senior Monte Pride has played a lot of venues, including All Saints Episcopal Church, Abrams Planetarium, The Peoples Church and the EL Farmers' Market. Thursday night he gets to play a show he calls "a dream come true." Sarah Spohn has the story.

Grammy Nominee Tim Eriksen Brings a World of Musical Styles to the Ten Pound Fiddle

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“I wrote three good songs one day because I decided I was going to,” Eriksen said. “And there have been times when I haven’t written anything for years. I realized when I was about 20 that I thought there were too many songs, so I’ve never tried to make a lot of them." ELi's Chris Wardell has the story.

Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen Play Ten Pound Fiddle

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Violinists Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen bring their "minimalist-folk and World music" to The Ten Pound Fiddle this week. ELi's Chris Wardell talked to both artists about music, life and how it all comes together. 

East Lansing Duo Keeps Pump House Concerts Flowing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

Joshua Davis Finds ‘The Way Back Home’ To The Ten Pound Fiddle

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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.

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