Seth Bernard + Dan Rickabus



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8:30 pm

August 3, 2019

Michigan folk hero, and activist, Seth Bernard brings his heartland music back to The Livery stage, with percussionist extraordinaire, Dan Rickabus (of The Crane Wives), for an incredible duo performance on Saturday, August 3rd!

Saturday, August 3rd
8pm doors | 8:30 show
$10 adv | $15 door
21+ (under 21 with parent/legal guardian)

Seth Bernard:

Seth is fresh off the stage at Camp Greensky, collaborating with Greensky Bluegrass, as well as performing his own set. This Summer includes a headlining spot at Hoxeyville Music Festival, along with Seth’s own Earthwork Harvest Gathering, featuring over 100 bands!

This busy schedule is a result of the hard work Seth has put into his 4 album “Eggtones” series, featuring Joey Dosik & Joe Dart (Vulfpeck), Dominic Davis (Bass – Jack White), and May Erlewine, among others.

Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.

Seth has traveled the world and blanketed the US as a magnetic performer and uplifting cultural worker and is equally at home fronting a large electrified ensemble as he is holding a crowd with nothing but an acoustic guitar. Seth has served as the Director of the Musical Ambassador Program for On the Ground where he helped cultivate partnerships and cultural exchanges between communities in southern Mexico, Ethiopia and eastern Congo and communities in Michigan with a focus on solidarity and creative collaboration. “Eggs” Bernard is a NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award winner for Arts Education and has worked with SEEDS and On Stage for Kids bringing nature-based experiential creative empowerment to young people across the Great Lakes region and beyond.

In early 2018, Bernard launched the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a social movement using storytelling and music to amplify the groundswell of support for water issues.

Seth is a prolific songwriter and recording artist with 12 solo albums and a dozen more collaborative projects in his catalogue. He’s won 8 Jammie awards as a recording artist and producer, and has been a longtime iconic leader and steward of Michigan’s music community. His newest work, “Eggtones”, is a four album series released over the last 2 years to critical acclaim.

Dan Rickabus:

Dan Rickabus is a professional drummer, educator, songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, sound engineer and community organizer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

After attending GVSU for Sound Design from 2006 to 2010, Dan and his bandmates co-founded Grand Rapids MI band The Crane Wives. Soon after, he attended his first Earthwork Harvest Gathering, which inspired him to become a deeply involved member of the Earthwork Music Collective. Since then, Dan has been featured on over 25 albums of Michigan music as a drummer, percussionist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, co-writer and co-producer. In addition to traveling the country touring with the Crane Wives, he has also performed and recorded with Seth Bernard, Public Access, Gifts or Creatures, Max Lockwood, Morgan Haner, Zoe Ravenwood, DarlenYa, Airborne or Aquatic, Mark Lavengood, Joey Schultz, South of Wealthy Trio and others, including the John Prine tribute-band Prine Time.

In 2017, he released his debut solo album “Void / Journal” – a 12-track sonic-journey and a collaboration with a huge cast of Michigan musicians. In the Fall of 2018, he began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Aquinas College leading MCTH 210: Songwriting. He also teaches private drum, ukulele and songwriting lessons to students of all ages in the Grand Rapids area as well as via Skype. He has worked as a facilitator with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, a presenter / performer with the non-profit organization On Stage 4 Kids, producer, mixer and editor of the official podcast for the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, contract editor of professional audiobooks for Brilliance Audio, audio-engineer at Sound Post Studios, intern at River City Studios, and a current frequent collaborator at Centennial Sound in Grand Rapids and La Luna Recording and Sound in Kalamazoo. He lives in Grand Rapids with his partner Alex and Connor, the golden retriever.