The Newday Dreamers — Great twist of indie and blues. They play mostly originals and all the members are very talented. Lead singer Micah Bracken used to play soccer at MMCC. You can find them playing at Rubbles, and they even play some shows in Lansing.
Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers — Lead singer Joe Hertler has a great voice. The energy the band gives is a vital sound; you can tell they are all really good friends. They play mostly originals and have shows here in MP at Rubbles, and Hunter’s Ale House on Feb. 16, 2013. Hertler can are heard on the local 101.1 radio station. www.JoeHertler.com
Mark Daisy — A local solo acoustic artist, Daisy plays mostly covers with some originals. You can see him at Hunter’s Ale House and other local venues. Daisy has also played at several other venues around the state. He has a great voice and personality. For more information, you can read Pickin’ Daisy in the local music section online at www.thelakercurrent.com.
The Old Foresters — Down-home bluegrass and blues, these guys are a great band to see live. Playing covers and some originals, they have a great sound. Members Bob Busch and Sean Flaherty are two of the nicest guys ever. They can be seen locally at Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company and Rubbles.
Cloudstrider — MMCC’s own instructors Chris McNicol and Anthony Sassin are the guitarist and drummer. You also can read more about this band online at www.thelakercurrent.com. Along with lead singer, Brian Koehler, they play mostly originals at Rubbles in downtown Mt. Pleasant.
Other People’s Kidz — These guys are awesome. In addition, they are really great musicians who mesh well as a group. Locally, you can see them at Rubbles and Riverwood.
The Foolish Dreams Band — You can see this band perform at The White Wagon in Rosebush and Hunter’s Ale House in Mt. Pleasant. Brian Schafer provides lead vocals. The band’s specialty is old school rock, and these guys do just that.
(Elizabeth Schafer is associate editor for The Laker Current.)