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Earth Day Celebration with Earthwork Music


Date, Location

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Oshtemo Branch Library
  • Free event; open to the public. No ticket required.

A Family-friendly Concert Event!

The Earthwork Music Collective, a Michigan-based, grassroots organization that seeks to foster both community and self-awareness through original music, will present a family-friendly showcase of the Collective’s musicians to celebrate Earth Day.

The concert will feature some of the best in Michigan’s blossoming roots music scene! They’ll share Earth Day reflections through personal stories and songs—a delight for earth lovers of all ages! Bring your lawn chairs, bring your blankets. It’s a rain or shine event under the canopy!

This year’s performers include:  

Earthwork Music Artists

Red Tail Ring: Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo

Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. “There’s a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”


Earthwork Music Artists

Gifts or Creatures: Brandon and Bethany Foote

Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of midwestern folklore, old world history and cinematic soundscapes that survey a wide gamut of historical topics and the ever-changing scenery of 21st century America.


Earthwork Music Artist

Joe Reilly

Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor, who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. His message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth.


Earthwork Music Artist

Max Lockwood

Max Lockwood lives in Grand Rapids, MI, and was raised in the town of Wayland, MI, where he first began studying music on cello and upright bass. Later he attended the School of Music at DePaul University in Chicago, and wound up with a degree from U of M in Creative Writing and Literature.


Earthwork Music Artist

Dede Alderman

From humble beginnings, Dede has paved her way on her own experimental, alternative, off the grid musical journey. Skilled in the art of the Vibraphone, Tambourine, Drumkit, Frame Drum, Snare Drum, Vocals, Word Smithery and much more, she is a versatile performer that can wear many hats, and does.


Earthwork Music Artist

Ian Gorman 

Ian Gorman wears many sonic hats. He’s been involved in the prolific Michigan music scene for most of his life, as a songwriter, musician, sound engineer, producer and promoter. In addition to his solo work, Ian performs in Earthwork Music groups The Red Sea Pedestrians and Gifts or Creatures.