Marbrisa plays a fusion of traditional latin music and american influences including blues, soul, folk, and jazz. She writes her own music in English and in Spanish, and also does her own interpretations of many traditional Latin tunes that she learned from being a nomadic traveler.
Sami Mei is a virtuosic singer/songwriter from the Detroit area with expressive vocals, unique arrangement, and retrospective lyrics. She is passionate about writing, recording, and performing, and has appeared at venues such as the Fox Theater and Madison Square Garden.
I've been performing and touring nationally and internationally for the past 6 years, both solo and opening for other artists including Howie Day, Jeff Daniels, Orla Gartland, and Teddy Geiger. We are from Detroit but I spend tons of time in PA with my family that lives up there!
The group was formed when Freddie and Bob met at the old Buick Motor Division. They played beside the free flowing water spring north of Silverwood, Michigan and from there they were featured at the old Garner Barn, retirement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and much more!
Dr Harp has played on the streets of New Orleans, Minneapolis, and Chicago and has spoken with some of the best harp players in the world to gain their wisdom. Sweet Melissa is blessed with one of best voices you will hear.
The Bill Denbrock Big Band has been in operation since 1988 in the Michigan Thumb area. The group is made up of 5 reeds, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 3 rhythm, and features arrangements typical of the great big band era.
The Benny Prill and Friends band plays classic Polka, Waltz, Oberek, and American tunes out of Kinde, MI. Longtime friends, Benny and Terry Dekoski have been playing a variety of music together for approximately 42 years.
Arnie, originally from the UP, and Greg, originally from downstate in Trenton, have performed in numerous bands over the decades, and now they are joining forces here at Porch Fest, uniting their prolific guitar talents and strong vocals in a nice blend of early rock and country sounds.
Circle of Friends started out as a tribute to Peter Paul and Mary at the Blue Water Folk Society coffeehouse in Lexington, Michigan. Since the band's inception in 2004, they have appeared at festivals and coffeehouses performing classic arrangements of Peter Paul and Mary's vast repertoire of music.
The Reel Happy String and Swing Band is a Detroit Michigan Area Band Performing Swing, Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, Old Jazz, Irish, folk, Country, Traditional American Rags, Bluegrass, Latin, Waltz, and more.
The Buggs sing a wide variety of songs that will make you smile. Sing-along favorites, patriotic music, hymns and children's songs are a few of the types of music the Buggs perform. The songs are familiar so that the audience will be encouraged to sing along.
The Grands is a dulcimer-based acoustic folk trio specializing in traditional string music. This set will consist of old favorites and a number of kids' songs in which participation with rhythm instruments is encouraged.
Born on Long Island, reared in Pennsylvania, and with 3+ decades living and playing in Chicago, Vernon now lives in what's left of the city of Detroit, MI, where he is well received playing in smaller venues.
This group has played together for several years in the Lansing, MI area and at the Port Austin Farmers Market. They play southern old time fiddle tunes as well as some well know Michigan and Canadian fiddle tunes and sing older old time and country songs.