Twin Bill: Katie Stanley and Kate Peterson
Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 pm-
Friday, April 26 @ 10:00 pm
About Katie Stanley:
Both a musician and a public service attorney, Stanley ferries listeners across genres and inner landscapes. From romping country anthems to soul-crushing acoustic folk-rock ballads, Stanley’s powerhouse vocals drench tracks with passion and warmth (like your gramma’s fuzzy quilt that’s outlasted 3 wars, a depression, and two tornados). Stanley’s magnetic toppling honors a rich folk tradition, blending in a touch of roots rock, Americana, and blues along the way. Katie’s latest album ‘Drag in the Infinite’ was released last fall on Breakwave Records.
@katiestanleymakesthings Thank you @fotaflint and Flint for having us we couldn’t be more grateful -KSV #buckhamalleyfest2022 #fotaflint #saynicethingsaboutflint #doitscared #singersongwriter #transmasc ♬ original sound – Katie Stanley
About Kate Peterson:
Lansing’s homegrown friend and folksinger describes herself as “raspy, emo acoustic soul-folk with a touch of optimism and a lot of humanness.”
Beginning in 2005, Ypsilanti-based singer songmaker and multi-instrumentalist Kate Peterson has traveled the US and Europe winning the open hearts of vulnerability lovers everywhere. For 10 years, she spilled her heart onto hundreds of stages, shared bills with her heroes (Ani Difranco, Cheryl Wheeler, Utah Phillips) and sparked thousands of laughs (and almost as many tears) with her folk duo, Nervous but Excited. These days, Kate is a home-makin’ hobbyist who swaps her wood-working tools for a microphone for only the most special of occasions, a visit to the Ten Pound Fiddle being one of them.
The roots of her music are still planted firmly in the Pleasantly Aggressive Folk sound that long time fans will find familiar, but they will quickly notice a depth in her sound that only time and patience can cultivate. The cool rasp of Kate’s voice will fill up the room and tug on your heart simultaneously. Of her vocals, The Northern Express says “…you could almost swear you hear the same grainy whispers as Ray LaMontagne.” She approaches her sound with sailing melodies, a dash of percussion and a passion so genuine that it wore through the wood of her guitar. New listeners to her performance should expect songs and stories of travels and trials that connect us all. The raw nature of her writing can leave you feeling a little exposed, but given her genuine yet dry wit, you will surely be tempered by a laugh or two.