Michigan bluegrass in early December

Bill Warren was a busy boy over the weekend, taking in (and photographing) two different bluegrass events in his part of the world.

Terri Grannis and Bill Warren at Zellie's (12/5/15) - photo © Bill WarrenOn Friday, December 4th the Kentuckians of Michigan hosted a meeting and jam session of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. This was followed by a stage performance of the Waynewood Boys, a southeast Michigan group. The Kentuckians of Michigan host bluegrass music on Friday nights from mid-August thru mid-May. They also have a great home cooked buffet on music nights.

Then Zellie’s Opry House in Howard City, Michigan opened its 8th season on Saturday December 5th with a matinee show. Zellie’s house band opened the show with a rousing set of bluegrass music. The Michigan Mafia String Band then put on two rollicking sets of their own brand of music.

Keith and Terri Grannis are the owner/operators of Zellie’s. Keith runs the sound and Terri is the bubbly emcee. They present several concerts throughout the year that are a mixture of bluegrass, blues, and Gospel. Zellie’s is the latest organizational member of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. President Bill Warren presented Terri Grannis with a certificate of appreciation from the Association.