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Dobros Heal the World w/ Mark Lavengood and Joe Wilson – CANCELLED
May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20
Mark Lavengood and Joe Wilson: Two world-class dobro and slide guitar players make for a night to remember! In the hands of these masters, the dobro makes some of the sweetest sounds in acoustic music.
Mark Lavengood is a walking, talking ray of sunshine. His resonant energy and sparkling smile light up every stage, every studio, every room, RV and embrace he enters. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lavengood specializes in dobro & steel guitar, both of which he’s played for over a decade, while also being well-versed in guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, drums, and a variety of percussion instruments. In 2012, Mark was named winner of the acclaimed Rockygrass Dobro Competition hosted at Planet Bluegrass’ headquarters in Lyons, CO. Predominantly as a dobro player, Lavengood toured world-wide for 7 years with the award-winning Michigan-now-Nashville-based Americana outfit Lindsay Lou (formerly, & the Flatbellys), performing at a bucket list of venues and festivals over his time with the band. Both as a member of LLFB and as frontman of his namesake, Mark has performed at: the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, ROMP, Celtic Connections, Blissfest, Wheatland Music Festival, Founders Brewing Company’s signature events; Black Party, Harvest Party & Founders Fest, Cowpie Music Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Farmfest, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, International Folk Alliance, IBMA, and many, many more. He’s also shared the stage performing with or sitting in with the likes of Seth Bernard, Amy Helm, the Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, Johnny Irion, Gregory Stovetop, Trout Steak Revival, winter/sessions, amongst others.
Guitarist, steel guitarist and singer Joe Wilson is best known for playing with longtime Michigan favorites, Steppin’ In It. With Steppin’ In It, Joe has played many of the nation’s top concerts and festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wheatland, Blissfest, Old Settlers Festival, the Woody Guthrie Festival, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and Live at Mountain Stage. Joe has been performing with Steppin’ In It for over 10 years. Joe has been fortunate enough to appear on stage with Wayne Hancock, Bill Kirchen, Greg Brown, Tim O’brien and many others. Joe also performs with Shout Sister Shout and Traverse City’s Sister Wilene.