at the historic Chelsea Depot 125 Jackson St, Chelsea, MI 48118


On The Tracks is on returning

We have a special concert coming up on May 3rd (see below)
and we’ll be announcing our full 2022-23 Line up sometime this summer. 

On The Tracks Songwriter Showcase is returning to the Chelsea Depot for one special concert on

TUESDAY, May 3, 2022 – 7 pm Eastern

Michigan singer/songwriter Andy Baker has spent 3 decades captivating audiences with his unique style of thoughtful midwestern folk. His recent accolades include winning the 2020 Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition, as well as being featured as an Emerging Artist at the 2020 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York. His 2020 album “North Country Sky” spent a number of months on the National Folk DJ charts, and Jon Stein, host of WTBQ’s Hootenany Cafe declares “Andy weaves breathtaking lyrics and melodies…He left me wanting more…much more!” – 

Louise grew up on a farm in middle TN with English parents; is a late bloomer; writes lots of Americana-folk story songs and tells the stories behind them; has won several nationally known songwriting contests like Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, and Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest. Compared to Nanci Griffith, Emmy Lou Harris, and Alison Krauss, she’s opened shows for America, Joe Ely, Jonatha Brooke, Allison Moorer, Greg Trooper, Malcomb Holcombe, Mindy Smith and Cliff Eberhardt. She’s played at prestigious venues like The Birchmere, The Bluebird Café, Eddie’s Attic, and Club Passim.

Showtime is 7 pm
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Suggested donation for this show is $15

All proceeds go to the artists so whatever you can afford is appreciated.

IMPORTANT!!! DONATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED AND ACCEPTED IN ADVANCE! We may or may not accept walk-ups, depending on how many we sell in advance as we need to at least attempt to limit attendance. So we much prefer if you can, to let us know you’re coming.

About Us

An unquenchable thirst for great songwriting combined with a love for the vessels who bring them to life – the songwriters – is the driving force behind ON THE TRACKS Songwriter Showcase. It was founded to bring our favorite writers to our neck of the woods by providing a venue to showcase their incredible gifts.

What makes this series unique is our focus on the songwriting. Our featured performers will be sharing insight into their inspirations and methods, the practical and magical process by which their songs come to life. You’ll hear lots of great songs of course, but you’ll also learn a little something about the art and craft of songwriting.

Concerts are held at the Historic Chelsea Depot
located at 125 Jackson St, Chelsea, MI

Thanks so much to our
2019-2020 sponsors:

Bob Pierce (& Nadine Anderson), Cathy (& Casey) Blair, Susan Lackey & Steve Daut, Dick Dice (& Pam Radcliffe), Tom Hanemann & Sue McDonald, Bill Edwards, David Markus and Joanne Thompson, Chiara Selby, Paul Cousins, Chuck & Gloria McCracken … 

And to all who have contributed over the years; Tom Girard / Hum & Strum, Chelsea State Bank, Susan and Steve Beyer, Richard Sherburne, Craig Toepfer, Dave & Jan Sheely (The ProShop), Pat Cleary/Cleary’s Irish Pub, Ron Masino, Erin Archambault,  Tom Saunders (A3 Radio) / Glendower Media, Chelsea Alehouse, Jeff & Debra Hardcastle, Matt & Jess McCumons (The Understorey), Tim & Ann Merkel/Merkel Furniture & Carpet One, Cindy & Joel Blum, Bill Weber, Susie & Bob Keat, Mike & Dee Hunt, Matt & Elise Merkel, Bill & Becky O’Reilly, Joe Shields, Mike Wilhelm, Daniel Phillips, Sarah Melton Keller, Judy Banker … !!

How can you help?

Feel free to mail a check payable to “On The Tracks Productions”

To: P O Box 329
Chelsea, MI 48118

Or use a credit card by clicking here:

Please contact for more information!

Contact Us

For booking requests, please read our Booking Info page before contacting us. Thanks.

For general inquiries email us at