Ruth & Max Bloomquist and The Lucky Nows

Concert details

Doors: 6:30pm, Show time: 7:00 pm

Admission $20 (suggested donation)
100% of proceeds go to the performers.

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“…veritable folk music legends in Michigan, captivating audiences with their songs, their harmonies and their folk-infused charm.”
– John Sinkevics, Jan. 6, 2012, The Grand Rapids Press

Ruth and Max celebrate 45 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. She was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song Writing competition in 2003 with her gospel number, By The River. The pair’s 2010 CD release, Turn Back a Page reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ Airplay Chart with 4 songs in the top 100 for that year. A Youtube video featuring Michigan Girl, a track from that CD, has been viewed over 390,000 times. The pair has toured in southern France nearly every year since 2008. A live CD was released in 2012 and a Christmas EP in 2015. The couple released their sixth full length CD, On A Canvas Painted Blue, in October 2017. 

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The husband-wife team of Eric Janetsky and Jen Cass make up the heart and soul of The Lucky Nows. Jen Cass has been a constant on the regional/local folk scene since the mid-nineties. Eric Janetsky has spent much of his music career playing in various blues and rock bands since the early nineties. Their music intertwines beautiful melodies, honest lyrics and diverse instrumentation, with contributions from fellow band members Michael Robertson, Rosco Selley and Jon Potrykus. Their songs deal with topics such as self-discovery, love, loss, social justice and watching your children grow and forge their own paths.

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