Given his first ukulele at the storied Wheatland Music Festival, Five year old Caleb Malooley knew instantly that he wanted to make music. To him, those fields have been hallowed ground, and he has been at that festival every year of his life. That explains the undertones of Roots and Americana that are the foundation of the multiple styles of music he writes.
Whether rocking with The Gasoline Gypsies, as the award winning group’s frontman, or playing solo, with acoustic in hand, Caleb’s musicianship shines. His poetry addresses the soul of it’s subject matter, while maturely playing the heartstrings of his listeners, revealing his honest approach to his art. His joy is tempered with skepticism. His pain accompanied by hope. Caleb is a realist who writes music for those who adventure, or long to do so, inviting them to embrace life, warts and all, and enjoy the journey.
Honest, creative, talented, his approachable style comes with a blue collar ethic. The work is evident, as he shreds, southern rock styled dual leads along with The Gypsies guitarist Neal Love that are reminiscent of Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd, or when he acoustically serenades the very guitar he’s playing in his bluegrass ode, “Little Miss Six String.”
An evening with Caleb Malooley, on whichever stage this multi-genre master plays, is an evening music mavens will surely enjoy..
Matt Dmits has been writing and performing music in the Detroit area and the Midwest since the late 1990’s. Working as a vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player, he has shared the stage with numerous local and national artists- both as an accompanist and as a stand-alone performer of Detroit Americana.
Dmits recorded his first solo effort, Bury Me With My Guitar, with renowned Detroit producer Jim Diamond at his Ghetto Recorders Studios in Detroit and mastered it at Woodshed Studios in Oak Park, Michigan with Ed Sertage. The six-song EP was released in May, 2012 and featured prominent Detroit musicians Ty Stone, Don “Doop” Duprie, Bobby Emmett, Pete Ballard, Matt Van and Vinnie Dombroski.
His upcoming release, February 2018’s Thinnest of Threads, sees him return to Woodshed Studios and Ed Sertage for a full length, 11-song LP, available for digital download and pressed at Detroit’s Archer Record Pressing.
Dmits continues to collaborate, write, and perform with a hard working spirit that matches the area he calls home.
Erik Alan is a singer/songwriter and accomplished fingerstyle guitar player from Detroit, MI. His music is culled from numerous eras of the American songbook. Throughout his career he’s been honored to share the stage with the likes of Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Los Lobos, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Jeffrey Foucault, The Low Anthem, and many more.
Alison Lewis is a singer/ songwriter from River Rouge, MI. She performs solo, or with her band String of Ponies. Alison has played across the country as well as Europe, the UK and Malta.