You wouldn’t imagine rich Americana storytelling to develop out of the northern Michigan tourist town of Petoskey. However, roots rock duo, Michigan Rattlers, have made a name for themselves with their compelling alt-country interpretation that’s perfectly suited for whiskey-warmed evenings around a campfire.
The band is comprised of childhood friends Graham Young and Adam Reed and blends percussive upright bass and acoustic guitar with evocative lyrics and shimmering Americana harmonies. Following the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2016, Rolling Stone named Michigan Rattlers one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”. The band is currently touring the US and last Wednesday made a stop by Austin’s iconic Stubb’s to tell a few melodic campfire stories. Some new, some old and even an ode to their beloved Detroit Tigers, the Michigan Rattlers stories at Stubb’s left me yearning for a weekend spent camping at the lake and thankful the Stros finally got em’ one. Through nostalgic journey’s down memory lane, Michigan Rattlers soothe the soul to remind us of life’s simpler pleasures. For additional info and tour dates visit http://www.michiganrattlers.com/.