Ruth and Max Bloomquuist Band- New Picture
New Band Picture
The Ruth and Max Bloomquist Band
Howdy folks. We just want to take a few minutes to introduce you to some very good friends of ours who will be playing a number of shows with us this summer and, hopefully, into the more distant future as well.
The gentleman holding the guitar in this new band photo is John “Sky” King. John’s love of music has led him to a long career of playing in bands, studios, and as a sideman on a variety of instruments. Known as a “string bender”, John and his unusual approach to the acoustic guitar create a sound that is often reminiscent of a pedal steel, making it particularly complementary to Ruth’s song writing and vocal style. John has appeared with us at the IBMA World Of Bluegrass in Nashville and at the North American Folk Alliance conference in Memphis.
Dan Seabolt is not only one of the finest fiddlers we know, he is a much sought after bow maker and builder of fine upright basses and mandolins. He has played with many great Michigan bands including the Oat Bran Boys (along with John), the Missing Lynx, and Free Wheelin’. We are proud to have Dan on stage with us anywhere.
We are particularly pleased that John and Dan will be with us for two brand new festivals this summer. On July 19 be sure to check out the Saugatuck Green Food Bluegrass Festival to be held at the Felt Mansion between Holland and Saugatuck, MI. Then, on August 1, don’t miss Bluegrass On The Lakeshore at the Muskegon, MI County Fairgrounds. Both of these new festivals will go all day and well into the night with all the great music, food, friends, and jamming that anyone would want. Be sure to come up and say, “HI”.
More information on these and other opportunities to come out and see us is available at our website: ” http://www.ruthbloomquist.com/ ”
Thanks for stopping by!