Hailed as “The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan” Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint frontperson arrangement, with Emily and Aaron sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allows for harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of Justin Townes Earle and Joan Osborne. With a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for Outstanding Americana Record, over 700 shows under their belt, a new EP comprised of music inspired by the National Parks, and a non-stop touring schedule, this duo is spreading their roots-based message, far and wide. Find out why Jeff Milo of The Detroit News said, “Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and their voices blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of vibrant sunset…”
Drew Nelson w/ Mark Schrock
For the past 15 years West Michigan singer-songwriter, performer and Red House Records recording artist Drew Nelson has toured the United States and United Kingdom. He has earned critical acclaim for albums such as “Tilt-A-Whirl,” “Dusty Road to Beulah Land” and “Immigrant Son.”
” heartfelt vocals propelling heartfelt songs about the common man and the travails of life.” John Sinkevics Local Spins
Drew is accompanied by veteran multi-media instrumentalist Mark Schrock.