Lansing Irish Band 1
This Lansing Irish Band brings together guitars, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and harmony vocals all in one package, performing swinging roots music ranging in styles from country/bluegrass, swing/blues, celtic/world music with exuberant virtuosity.
Based in the Lansing, MI area, these three musical veterans have a combined total of 100 years of performing throughout the US and Europe, Wheatland Music Festival, countless private and corporate events.
Lansing Irish Band
Fiddle, guitars, & vocals
A full time musician for over 30 years, this Lansing Irish Band's member has morphed from folk/bluegrass guitarist, to bluegrass mandolin player, to pop/country electric fiddler/guitarist, to solo classical/jazz guitarist/fiddler.
Experience ranges from the early years of appearances at coffeehouses and folk/bluegrass festivals - to "doing time" at grimy country/rock honky tonks, to pursuing of a solo career and appearances at thousands of weddings, conventions, corporate & private events throughout the Midwest over the last 20 years.
In addition to performance, this Lansing Irish Band's member has taught guitar, mandolin, and fiddle at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI since 1979 - while having also taught at Lansing Community College, MSU Evening College, and has conducted workshops at festivals and symposiums.
Lansing Irish Band
Guitar, dobro, vocals
For more than 30 years, this Lansing Irish Band's member has performed his way through concert halls, festivals and clubs in the United States and Europe, playing blues, rock, folk and country with many different groups and ensembles.
This Lansing Irish Band's member has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley, Tom Paxton, Dale Watson, John Sinclair, Greg Brown, The Derailers, as well as many Michigan artists. He has also appeared with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and theatrical productions at Boarshead Theatre, Old Town Playhouse, featured in the Always Patsy and Hank Williams: Lost Highway musicals.
His studio credits include playing and producing many creative and commercial projects, CD's, radio and TV productions. He has appeared as a sideman on many national and regional TV and radio ad campaigns (Budweiser, Ford, Michelin, Chevy, Pella, Farm Bureau, Meijer, Paula Deen and many more).
This Lansing Irish Band's member appearances on WKAR's TV concert series Backstage Pass were featured on PBS and helped earn WKAR the 2010 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award. He is the recipient of the 2010 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist.
Mandolin, cello, vocals
This Lansing Irish Band's member has been a mainstay on the folk/bluegrass/ Celtic scene in the Lansing area for over 30 years playing her mandolin and cello in numerous bands and recording sessions. Band credits include: Lady of the Lake, Counterpoint, The Dennis Cyporyn Band and Lonesome and Blue . She is best known for her clear clean tone on the mandolin and tasteful back up work on the rumbling romantic sounds of the cello.
Performances highlights include: The Pentagon Memorial dedication with Kitty Donahoe , Warm-up act for George Jones and Tricia Yearwood at the Clio theater , International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase act Louisville KY , Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hiawatha, South Plaines College, Levelland TX., and many other clubs.