Live music has slowly, steadily returned to West Michigan over the past year. With new and different opportunities starting every day as the pandemic continues to move into the past (hopefully), the many talented bands and musicians in our area have a variety of ways of getting seen and heard, live and in person.
It’s only fitting that the first full year “past” the pandemic found Ionia native, turned international bluegrass superstar Billy Strings returning to West Michigan for a triumphant sold-out show at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center this fall.
Over their 10-year history as a band, the members of Desmond Jones have always found a way to keep playing their music.
When Revue asked Scott Hammontree, partner and talent buyer at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, how he feels about bringing live music back to West Michigan over the past year, he says he feels like the luckiest guy in town.
"Sometimes you have to walk away from something to come back to it and know it for the first time,” Grand Rapids indie singer/songwriter Brie Stoner told Revue last month, 12 years after she graced the cover of our annual Music Issue for the first time.