Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Andru Bemis in Concert at CWCC

Andru Bemis

In concert at
(Diciples of Christ)

3955 W Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI  48084
Sunday March 4, 2012
2:00 pm (doors open 1:30)

Since 2001, Andru Bemis has wandered the ends, edges and in-betweens of North America more times than he can count – by passenger train, foot, thumb, bicycle, bus, subway, ski and occasional aeroplane. Wearing a three-piece suit and a derby hat, he carries his beat-up instruments on his back; banjo, guitar, sometimes a fiddle or banjo-ukulele…Call him a “Folk” musician if you will. Bemis plays music for folks, simple as that. His unmistakable voice, lightning-fast banjo and expressive finger-picked guitar styles, quirky humor, engaging stage presence and exquisitely crafted tunes of travel, love and longing have earned Bemis a dedicated following through Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and beyond.

“Andru Bemis, Michigan’s premier neo folk artist…is a modern day train hopping, banjo slinging troubadour who has made a name for himself in small venues across the US.  His charismatic live show gamers (accurate) comparisons to Arlo and Woody.”   (This is Happening)

Check out his website for his full biography, links to hear his music and see some video clips.

Opening for Andru will be Central Woodward Christian Church's own Mary Margaret.  Mary just released a new album and will share songs from it, before Andru comes on.

General Admission, free will donation basket will be available. 

For directions see map at:


David said...

Andru's an excellent performer, and does several great old fashion type spirituals that are still powerful today. He allows performances of his creations without even needing to get his permission. Check out his large body of work which can be heard and/ or downloaded directly from his website for free. He'll send you CDs in the mail if you email.

Maybe he can give poetry lessons while he's here?

be who you wanna

I never wanna change you to rearrange you
after all, I just wanna be me
all I ask of you is that you do the things you do
and be who you wanna be

Oranges may be orange
violets they are blue
I know you don't wanna hear this
but I can't stop loving you

Roses they are red
a seasick man is green
when I'm with you I'm the happiest boy this world has ever seen

I never mean to shape you, to bend nor break you
but darling won't you stay with me
all I ask of you is that you do the things you do
and be who you wanna be

billcrites said...

I was fortunate enough to stumble into one of Andru's shows, and it was truly remarkable. What a talent, what a joy.