Author Archive: Bill Warren

Bill Warren is a photographer and bluegrass enthusiast in Troy, Michigan. You can find out more about Bill and see his images at

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Junior Sisk in southeastern Michigan

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Junior Sisk brought Rambler’s Choice to the Oakland County Parks program, Music in the Meadows on Friday, August 19th. Music in the Meadows is a series of free concerts held at Bear Creek Nature Park in Oakland Township in southeast Michigan. Many in the audience […]


Big doin’s at Milan 2016

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday at the 2016 Milan Bluegrass Festival saw a brief rain shower in the morning, but the sun was shining brightly by the time the first band took the stage. The Crowe Brothers made their first appearance at Milan in many years. They brought the […]


Thursday at the Milan Bluegrass Festival

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thursday dawned bright and sunny at the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Ohio band Sugar Creek Bluegrass added the high energy of a group of young siblings to the sunshine. The energy continued with the old time sound of the Wayfarers. Blue Highway then made its first […]


Wednesday at Milan Bluegrass Festival

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Activities for festival attendees at the Milan Bluegrass Festival in Milan, Michigan kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a jam and petting zoo hosted by the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Jammers, listeners, and kids of all ages had a fine time. The Association also hosted a potluck supper […]


Milan Bluegrass Festival getting ready to go

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sunday saw the influx of early campers for the Milan Bluegrass Festival held at the KC Campground in Milan, Michigan. Those campers we treated to a delightful sunset. Monday and Tuesday are relaxed days for campers, who can be found picking at numerous campsites, but a busy […]


Weekend photos from Marshall Bluegrass Festival

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival opened with a newly formed band, The Local Mash, created by Tony Zapolnik and his fiancé, Jennifer Strickland. Jennifer is a well-known bassist/singer/songwriter in the bluegrass world. They are joined by Michiganders Danielle Smith and Chad Phelps. Indiana/Michigan band […]


Thursday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Marshall Bluegrass Festival held on the Calhoun County Fairground in Marshall, Michigan was kicked off Thursday by Wickle Creek. They were followed by Heart to Heart, a longtime favorite of West Michigan bluegrass fans. Then host band, Harbourtown, took the stage for the first […]


More photos from Norwalk 2016

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Friday stage show at the Norwalk Music Festival was kicked off by a local band, Vertical Limit, playing strong, traditional bluegrass. They were followed by Columbus, Ohio’s Out of Mind Bluegrass Band. Co-promoter Kurt Hickman brought his band, Harbourtown to the stage next. Newly formed […]


Ralph Stanley remembered at Norwalk

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Friday night show at the Norwalk Music Festival closed out with a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers. Festival co-promoter, Chris Smith, and Junior Sisk teamed up to present this touching tribute. Chris had this to say just before joining Junior on stage: […]


Thursday at Norwalk 2016

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Thursday stage show at the Norwalk Music Festival was opened by Breakline, a swing band fronted by promoter Kurt Hickman. Ohio based bands, Lloyd Blevins and Ramblin’ Mountain and the Red Dust Mountain Boys followed. Host band, Harbourtown, closed the show. The last few […]