Two rising, roots-rock stalwarts from opposite sides of the state will combine forces at 20 Front St. on May 24th for an intimate, stripped back night of music with both Brother Elsey and Watching for Foxes performing their songs in their barest incarnations. Jake Lemond will be opening the show with his own set of powerful songs.
Inspired by folk, rock and country, the Detroit-based Brother Elsey features brothers Jack, Brady and Beau Stablein. Brother Elsey has bonded over their shared love of rootsy music, and have become quickly recognized in the Detroit music scene. Their soulful and heartfelt lyrics have placed them on stages across the Midwest with National touring acts, along with up and coming local acts in the metro area. The brothers create music that moves while having a good time all the time; an experience they are so eager to share with anyone they can.
Watching for Foxes is an alternative country/ Americana band telling stories disguised as songs, all in hopes to drill down on what it means to be human. Comprised of long-time collaborators Joey Frendo and Jared Meeuwenberg, their grassroots rise has been fueled by a blue-collar approach to their craft and a yearning to speak their rugged yet contemplative brand of poetry into life, in bar-rooms and living-rooms alike. The strength of their songs, steeped in genuine emotion and road-worn experience, have propelled their careers perpetually forward, like a steam engine that won’t quit, touring the country on their own merits and supporting the likes of Langhorne Slim, Penny and Sparrow, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Joseph throughout the Midwest.