Mike Struwin & Handy Sands – Album Release Party

7:30 pm

September 17, 2021

Mike Struwin brings his newly christened band “Handy Sands” into The Livery for a long-awaited album release party!


Friday, Sept 17th, 2021
8:30pm show
“Honor Cover” – $10 suggested admission

“Ginger Peach” CD Release Party / The Livery

In the throes of a Golden Summer (2021) filled with rooftop ragers and late night jams, Mike Struwin and his new band, Handy Sands found their sound. The band Handy Sands, (formerly known as “Wires to Weeds” and previously referred to as “Three Mikes & A Matt” OR as Matt would like to call them “My Three Mikes”) incorporate a myriad of genres, including Americana/Folk/Blues/Jam/Roots/Rock and Reggae. Teaming up with members from the Sypian Family Band; Matt Sypian (drums) and Mike Nelson (bass) and enlisting long-time friend Mike Kinney to play lead guitar, Mike Struwin has finally formed a group that reflects his vision and versatility while forging a truly unique style that is all their own.

Mike Struwin, who began playing music at the age of 13 has long been a force in the regional music scenes of West Michigan, for lyrics and music imbued with a sense of honesty, empathy and authenticity. The Michigan native released his first collection of original songs at the age 17 and has given no signs of stopping, recently unveiling his ninth studio album entitled, “Ginger Peach”. The album, “Ginger Peach ” contains 11 songs drenched in love and “one-drop” grooves. Featuring Matt Sypian on drums and the three-part harmonies from our very own vocal “powerhouse”, The Backups, “Ginger Peach ” conjures up memories of care-free summer days, fun in the sun and lazing on the beach.

Mike Struwin with his band, Handy Sands will be closing out the summer and ushering in a new season with a ONE & ONLY “Ginger Peach – CD Release Party ” at the Livery on Friday, September 17th. “Struwin & The Sands” will be joined by various musical guests, including The Backups and members from Fillmore’s Ladder/Rootsdown to make this a very special concert that you will not want to miss!