HomeGrown Sounds: A community concert series in Oxford, MI.

By Kevin Alan Lamb

In June of last year I was called to live on the water and moved to Oxford, from Ferndale. After getting to know the community a bit, and experiencing its offerings, I partnered with HomeGrown Brewing Co. to present HomeGrown Sounds. We will be presenting two to six concerts per month upstairs in their private event space.

Community driven, musical group therapy. Listen to pins and hearts drop.

These will be listening room style, ticketed shows, with roughly a 65 person seated capacity. The building is historic and the space is warm, welcoming, wood, with a fireplace and dedicated bar. Full food and beverage service is available downstairs. 

The music industry can be a vast, elusive, and unfriendly place for those who are called to share their gifts with the world. This concert series, like others created in the recent past in Ferndale (Valentine Sounds, Drifter Sounds) makes sharing music more accessible, affordable, and realistic for artists.

Similarly, it gives a community the opportunity to sit, participate, and experience the intimacy that only a listening room can provide. In my experience, these are the best spaces for healing. 

Our first show is Thursday, January 12 with Dixon’s Violin: A one man improvisational symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, inspiring audiences from Burning Man and Electric Forest to TED Talks.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/666015041677490

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/481656085317

On February 9 we will feature Frank and Cora (Aaron Markovitz and Ashley Pyle) with Ben Traverse, an Earthworks artist from Grand Rapids. Both will deliver heartfelt, folk music for the soul.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/729918468786640

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/496345692327

Following that on February 23 will be One Ton Trolley — Roots from the Rustbelt (who you can find on the cover of Clarkston Living.)

On March 9 Jackie Pappas will be releasing her new album. 

This partnership between This Is A Good Sound and HomeGrown Brewing Co. will primarily serve to support up and coming Michigan artists, while also bringing out of state touring talent to be paired with local performers. 

HomeGrown Sounds will initially call Thursdays home, with an average start time of 7:00 PM.

All events can be found here.

For more information please email thisisagoodsound@gmail.com

"It is no small phenomenon to be moved by the artistic renderings of another’s soul. Love, and its momentous, spiritual transference guides us to those who reciprocate our quality, and help tend to the fervency of our flame. We carry the music we love with us as a debt of gratitude for all the times it has carried us. We share it with those who leave meaningful imprints upon our life, with hope that together, we can look to, lean on, and sing these songs when we need them most. In love, in loss; during long hospital visits, joyful celebrations, waking up, working out, and traveling long distances with, away from, or to those we love."

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