Chenango Sessions Ep. 79: South Haven Jazz Festival (1 of 2)

This week and next, I’m sharing recordings from the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival, in South Haven, Michigan. Most of the performances were virtual, on account of the pandemic. We start with a few tunes from Ashley and Benje Daneman, followed by a set from Edye Evans Hyde, and close out the program with the Jim Cooper Quartet. Funding…

West Michigan bands that ‘folking’ rock

Multi-instrumentalist, South Haven native and Renaissance man Andru Bemis has spent the past decade or so making his way across the country carrying his instruments on his back, spreading folk songs like apple seeds as he goes. Bemis is a churched-up version of the hobo you imagine in the back of a railcar, picking on…