Thu, Feb 08|
Wilson Thicket (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT! Co-produced w/ The Ten Pound Fiddle! Wilson Thicket is a group of the top singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters that Michigan has to offer. Old school favorites and dynamic original songs are all delivered with strong doses of vocal harmony & creative instrumental mastery.
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2024, 7:30 PM
Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA
About The Event
Co-produced with The Ten Pound Fiddle!
7:30PM show, 7PM doors
BYOB: You can bring beer or wine from Sleepwalker (next-door to The Robin) to this show. Outside, non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed.
A Michigan-based supergroup of bluegrass virtuosos!
Wilson Thicket has the acoustic soul of an Appalachian string band, but there is more to this Thicket than just a patch of bluegrass! Wilson Thicket combines a hand-picked group of the top singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters that Michigan has to offer, with decades of performing experience under their collective belts. Old school favorites, and dynamic original songs are all delivered with strong doses of vocal harmony and creative instrumental mastery. This music has plenty of roots and lots of grass. There may be some thorns, but also some flowers. Welcome to the thicket!
Wilson Thicket has the acoustic soul of an Appalachian string band, but there is more to this Thicket than just a patch of bluegrass! Wilson Thicket combines a hand-picked group of the top singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters that Michigan has to offer, with decades of performing experience under their collective belts. Old school favorites, creative covers, and dynamic original songs are all delivered with strong doses of vocal harmony and creative instrumental mastery. This music has plenty of roots and lots of grass. There may be some thorns, but also some flowers. Welcome to the thicket!
Jason Dennie (Mandolin/Guitar/Vocals):
Jason is among the top singers, songwriters, and musicians you will ever lay ears on! His mandolin work
with acts such as Annie and Rod Capps, Jill Jack, Billy Brandt and the Sugarees, STELLA, Mark Lavengood
Bluegrass Bonanza and others, led to 10 Detroit Music Award Nominations. Jason is also a three-time
CAMMY AWARD Winner for Best Folk/Bluegrass Instrumentalist, the 2000 Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle
Guitar Champion, and a 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition finalist (with Wayward
Roots). Jason has gained respect among guitar aficionados for his instrumental work, including 2000
release Just Enough (with guests including Sam Bush and Dave Pomeroy). His song “Five Points” was the
theme song for the Acoustic Alternatives radio show on 107.1, hosted by John Bommarito. In recent
years, his songwriting has been featured with Thunderwüde and is now on full display with Wilson
Thicket! Jason proudly endorses K&K Pickups
Scott Kendall (Upright Bass):
Being a fan of all types of music, Scott has found himself playing in bluegrass bands for most of his adult
life, while also performing in ensembles as varied as math rock, jazz, classical, soul, funk, hip hop, blues,
pop, metal, and pretty much any genre one can think of (regrettably he has never been a part of a Tuvan
throat singing ensemble, but there's still time). He is astonishingly grateful to play with a band like
Wilson Thicket, because the musicianship and camaraderie is spectacular and hilarious. You can also see
him performing regularly with groups like the Dave Menzo Band, Child Sleep, Louie Lee, Soul Priority,
and Fallow Land.
Keith Billik (Banjo/Vocals):
Keith’s fiery, dynamic banjo playing earns him the award for most notes-per-song of anyone in Wilson
Thicket! Keith is best known for his recordings and performances with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Mark
Lavengood’s Bluegrass Bonanza, and many other groups in his nearly twenty years playing banjo. Keith is
also the creator and host of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast, a show listened to by banjo enthusiasts
worldwide, and which earned Keith a 2022 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award
nomination for his involvement in the bluegrass industry. Keith is proud to endorse GHS Strings.
Aaron Markovitz (Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals):
While Aaron has had an eclectic musical upbringing with all sorts and kinds of influences, his style has
settled somewhere in between electric blues and acoustic flat picking, bridging both styles with a
common goal: pulling that sweet tone out of a geetar. Steadily throughout his music career, Markovitz
has become better known as a songwriter. He spent several years writing songs and playing mandolin
with the Detroit based group Escaping Pavement, which won a Detroit music award for outstanding
recording in 2016 with “The Night Owl”. Most recently, Markovitz was endowed with the position of
‘Artist in Residence’ for Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, the largest reform Jewish congregation in the
country. Now it’s raining otherworldly talented men and the songs are flowing under this umbrella of
killer musicians in Wilson Thicket!
Social Media Links:
“3 Stones in the River” - https://youtu.be/6BEr0fB7smw
“Bartimaeus” - https://youtu.be/wi0pkPrMJ4c
“This December” - https://youtu.be/cGGsaeDqzjI
“In My Arms” - https://youtu.be/v05sTDAtLV8
- Ticket type
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