Guitarist and songwriter Dan Reynolds made Northern Michigan his home after releasing his second studio album, "This Ain't the Mainland", in 2010. The album focuses on Reynolds' lifelong love of Bois Blanc Island (aka "Bob-Lo"), in the Straits of Mackinac.
"Most people see 'up north' Michigan as a place to escape to," he says. "To me, it's always been home, and I've spent my life finding ways to get back home. Well, here I am at last, and I couldn't be happier."
"This Ain't the Mainland" is a collection of Reynolds' original songs about Bois Blanc. It was co-produced by noted bluegrass mutli-instrumentalist David Mosher, who also performs on the album, along with Peter "Madcat" Ruth and other notable names in folk.
Reynolds occasionally performs solo in the north country. He also travels the state as the main accompanist to Katie Geddes and her vocal trio, All About Eve.
"I'm extremely fortunate to have known so many talented Michigan musicians," Reynolds adds. "They continue to inspire me. I'm proud to be a part of this community."