For immediate release
Roger MacNaughton & Friends In Concert at LowellArts
While West Michigan offers its standard fare of February’s cold, ice, and snow, composer Roger MacNaughton hopes to channel the warmth and sunshine of his two-week summer’s stay on Mackinac Island for concert-goers on Sunday, February 9 at LowellArts. As “Artist-in-Residence” for the Michigan State Historic Parks organization, MacNaughton drew inspiration from the sights, sounds, (smells), and over-all vibe of the iconic destination. The resulting instrumental and vocal compositions are set to debut to the public at the 4:00 PM concert.
Patrons can expect to see some familiar performers and at least one new musical friend. According to MacNaughton, “I’m essentially augmenting our instrumental trio called MacRaven & Mora (Susan Mora on violin; Steve VanRavenswaay, on cello, and MacNaughton on keyboard) by adding Charlie Hoats on fretless 6-string bass, and Tami Hjelm on vocals. I’m also excited to welcome Kyle Rasche, an extremely gifted singer/songwriter, who will sing ‘Mackinac, I’ve Come Home.’” Besides the residency pieces, the ensemble will also perform popular soft-rock selections specially arranged for the concert.