Donny Brown Live and Out Front!
Lansing based musician Donny Brown, a co-founding member
of The Verve Pipe, will make his regional debut on
February 14sup>th at the Grand Ledge Performing
Arts Center. The show will feature new original material
from Brown’s debut solo release
Hess Street EP,
along with fresh translations of his classic Verve Pipe
material. Trading the drums for his guitar, this event
places Brown at center stage with a solid backing band,
the Van Dell-Tones.
SSince the early 90’s, Brown has had a prolific career as the drummer of Michigan alt-rock band, The Verve Pipe. His harmonies, song writing abilities and multi-instrumentalist talents have been a pivotal part of the band’s success, helping the group create a string of radio hits including “The Freshman”, “Photograph”, and the title track from their platinum selling RCA debut release, Villians. Brown has also worked with legendary songwriters Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies, Willy Porter and the Hanson brothers. He has produced recordings for numerous Michigan bands, including 19 Wheels, The Hard Lessons and The Atomic Numbers. With the Hess Street EP, his trademark style and sound will be familiar to long time Verve Pipe fans; yet distant enough from the band to show listeners that Brown is his own musical presence.
Brown’s backing band, the Van Dell-Tones consists of Andy Reed on bass & vocals, Scott Van Dell on guitars, Chris Zehnder on guitar & vocals, Jake Bartlett on drums & percussion, and Jake Greenwood on keyboard & percussion to showcase his incredible catalog of new original compositions and crowd favorites for this ‘Valentine’s Night Love Fest’. Opening the night will be Abbey Hoffman who recently released here album, This Too Shall Pass.
Presented by: LCC Radio 89.7FM and the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Location: Grand Ledge Performing Arts Center (820 Spring St. Grand Ledge, MI)
Admission: $10/advance, $5/students 18 and under, or $15/door
Sponsors: Audio Logic DJ, Snap Fitness, Music Manor, Mayberry Homes
Donny Brown's Website
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Pickin' in the Park
years ago, a national music education/preservation group approached WLNZ
about helping them promote and coordinate a weekly event that brings
together musicians of all ages and different skill levels to create
music and learn from each other at the same time; the event was called
Pckin' in the Park. 89.7 was happy to help out with the initial on-air
promotions, hosting, and coordinating during the early days. Since that
time, Pickin' in the Park has taken on a life of its own -- which was
exactly what it was supposed to do!
Pickin' in the Park still takes place in Old Town every Tuesday from 6-9 pm. During the summer months, you can follow the music to any one of Old Town's three parks (generally Burchard Park). During the colder months, the gang usually migrates to Sir Pizza Grand Café located at 201 E. Grand River Ave.
Instruments of all types are welcome. Each session is a spontaneous and fun experience covering all sorts of music from bluegrass, blues, classic rock, contemporary, country, to folk. Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned musician, make it a point to be a part of this great experience in Lansing.
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