Full Cord

 
9:00 pm

February 16, 2019

8:30pm doors/9pm show – $7adv/$10 at the door – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Full Cord was formed on an old Michigan logging road in the fall of ’08. Sawin’ logs and pickin’ bluegrass came naturally to the members of Full Cord. Born out of wood, steel and horse hair, the band takes the traditional music to a level rarely seen along the back roads of Michigan. With sounds reminiscent of newgrass bands from decades prior, the band electrifies audiences with mind bending riffs and hard driving bluegrass. If you haven’t seen this band in action, this is a must! Because we want you to. 

The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between (and we do mean everything!). With hundreds of songs in their repertoire, they never run out of songs to choose from.

The band’s performances are sometimes done using a single microphone traditionally seen on the Grand Ole Opry. Instrument solos and vocal parts are all choreographed around the single microphone bringing an old-timey feel to their performance.


THE BAND

ERIC                                                                                                                                                                      LANGEJANS
Eric is a multi-instrumentalist with an exceptional ear for music. He has been in many bands including Down Home and Woodpile. Affectionately called “Fast Eric” by his peers, his lighting fast riffs on the guitar are a sight to behold and a joy to listen to.

TODD                                                                                                                                                                       KIRCHNER
Todd has played bass since his early teens and grew up attending bluegrass festivals. He has honed his skills on the upright bass over the years and has played in several bluegrass bands including Rusty Thimbles, Continental Blue, and Who Hit John?

DANNY                                                                                                                                                                      SEABOLT
A violin and bow maker by trade, Danny knows fiddles. His electrifying fiddling skills add a whole new dimension to the band’s performances in the best way possible. Danny has performed with Max and Ruth Bloomquist, and continues to perform with The Oat Bran Boys at the Red Rooster Tavern in Muskegon. Danny and Todd also volunteer as Muso’s at Midwest Banjo Camp in Olivet, MI every year.

BRIAN OBERLIN                                                                                                                                                                                  Brian is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decades long professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Brian celebrated the release of his 20th album in May, 2016; Troubadour which features Brian playing solo and singing original music. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands (The Journeymen, GER Mandolin Orchestra with Mike Marshall and Twin Mandolin Slingers with Evan J. Marshall) and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp, the Great Lakes Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Brian was a top ten finalist at the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest, an instructor/performer at the 2012, 2013 and 2017 International Mandolin Academy in Italy, a featured soloist at the 2014 EuroFest Plucked String Festival in Bruchsal, Germany, and a featured soloist at the 2015 Mandolin Upgrade festival in Berlin, Germany. When he is not performing, Brian teaches music to children and adults at art centers, cultural events, festivals, camps, music schools and academies.                                                                                                                                                                             More info on Brian can be found at www.mandoberlin.com

ALEX                              JOHNSON                                                                                                                                                                               Alex is self taught on resonator, starting when he was 9 years old. Bluegrass style with jazz elements thrown in. Has played Hoxeyville, Charlotte Bluegrass festival, and other festivals. Alex has played many stages with Michigan band Fauxgrass and plays jazz shows with his father in the West Michigan area.