Lovers of the ukulele will gather again in Lansing this weekend for Mighty Uke Day. It’s really three days of music in Lansing’s Old Town. We talk with organizer Ben Hassenger and rising ukulele star Marlowe.
This weekend, the Sistrum choir of Lansing will be celebrating their 30th year. Current State's Jamie Paisley attends a rehearsal with this all-female chorus, and speak with their Artistic Director, Dr. Meredith Bowen.
Our Live Music Friday guests are Doug Mains and Josh Michels of Doug Mains and the City Folk. The group is coming off a lengthy hiatus with a Lansing concert and a new album, “These Broken Members,” in May.
BONUS MUSIC: Doug Mains and Josh Michels of Doug Mains and the City Folk, 'Like David'
Touré has written about music in a notable career that landed him on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee. He’ll be in Grand Rapids on Thursday. Ahead of that appearance, we open a two-part conversation with Touré on the Hall and his most recent book about Prince.
Our Live Music Friday guest today is Chris Zehnder. The singer-songwriter has a new EP called “Goin’ Through the Motions.” He’s worked extensively with Donny Brown, a former member of The Verve Pipe who has been a previous Live Music Friday guest.