Crane Wives, Olivia Millerschin

Capital City Film Fest

Crane Wives

Olivia Millerschin

Brother Elsey

Sat, April 13, 2019

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Crane Wives
Crane Wives
In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. From murky origins in Chinese restaurants, high school ska bands, and dorm room jam sessions, the band came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft. Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music.

Audiences and critics agree: seven "Jammie" awards from influential radio station WYCE in '11, '12, '16 and '17; winner of Best Folk/Country song from international competition ArtPrize for "Easier" in '12; a selection as one of ten "Entries We Loved" from the renowned NPR Tiny Desk Contest for "High Horse" in '17; and winners of JBL Professional's Best American Band Competition. Kate Pillsbury: guitars, vocals, a twinkle in her eye that tells you she sees through your BS but chooses to be amused by it. Emilee Petersmark: guitars, banjo, vocals, boots that will stamp out injustice wherever it may lurk. Ben Zito: bass, occasional howls, secret production weapon. Dan Rickabus: drums, harmony vocals, engineering, relentless and frankly exhausting levels of positivity.

Four albums released to date: "Safe Ship, Harbored (2011), "The Fool In Her Wedding Gown" (2012), "Coyote Stories" (2015), and "Foxlore" (2016), plus a series of new singles in 2017, all available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and hell, even Myspace. If you want to hear about love, life, fear, hope, pain, and the occasional natural disaster, this band, and these songs, are for you.
Olivia Millerschin
Olivia Millerschin
At 23 years old, singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin has composed and released two full-length albums. She was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent, won the Great American Song Contest, is featured on Republic Records soundtrack to a recent Mitch Albom novel, and has music in national film and TV. She plays ukulele, piano and guitar, headlines national tours, and opens for established artists.

Olivia recently won her second John Lennon Songwriting Award allowing her to showcase on the mainstage at NAMM 2018. Also recently, her voice could be heard during the 2018 Olympics, Ice Dancing competition. Olivia’s warm personality makes her audience feel right at home whether performing at a local coffee shop or Radio City Music Hall.
Brother Elsey
Brother Elsey
Bonded by the ties of blood and bone, Brother Elsey unearths its heartfelt sound from the depths of the human spirit.

With brutal honesty, the trio delves into the nuances of the human experience by way of dusty southern rock and endearing Americana, exploring the tension that tears us apart while gripping tightly to the ropes that tie us together.

With humble roots in Detroit, Brother Elsey has just as well found its home on the endless American interstate, packing their weathered songs in equally as weathered suitcases and sharing them with anyone willing to listen.

The band’s latest release, “Matador,” drifts from delicately haunting and heart-wrenching to anthemic and inspired. Slowly, carefully, and unapologetically, the album prods open wounds, pulling every ounce of feeling from a phrase before stitching it back up.

Their songs take hold slowly, like a sunrise reaching over the tips of autumn-bound trees or smoke twisting from a smoldering fire into the night sky. Brother Elsey has a way of encapsulating everyday moments within melodies like snapshots from an old polaroid.

From an impressionable age, brothers Jack, Brady, and Beau Stablein found themselves enchanted by music and its ability to share a message or convey meaning. Taking cues from their rambling grandfather and his affinity for classic country songs, the siblings began writing music together in 2010, weaving tales that mirrored their musical inspirations.

Brother Elsey has supported notable acts like Lord Huron, Green River Ordinance, The Paper Kites, The Glorious Sons and J Roddy Walston and the Business. They’ve performed at such venues as Saint Andrews Hall, The Magic Stick, The Shelter, and Gruene Hall. The band has been written about in The Detroit Free Press and its song “Wildfire” was featured on MTV’s Teen Mom OG. In 2018, Brother Elsey plans to tour extensively and finish recording their debut full-length record.
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933
http://theloftlansing.com/