Michigan folk duo the Bloomquists return to South Haven for a special Earth Day evening performance in the acoustically beautiful McNeil gallery of the Bailey Museum. $10 advance tickets are available online or in person at Phoenix Records in South Haven. $15 tickets are available at the door. Foundry Hall members are $10 at the door and kids are free!
This year, 2016, Ruth and Max celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. She was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song Writing competition in 2003 with her gospel number, By The River. The pair’s 2010 CD release, Turn Back a Page reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ Airplay Chart with 4 songs in the top 100 for that year. A Youtube video featuring Michigan Girl, a track from that CD, has been viewed over 350,000 times. The pair has toured in southern France nearly every year since 2008. A live CD was released in 2012 and a Christmas EP in 2015. A new release is in the works for 2016.
For more info and to listen to their music: www.ruthbloomquist.com