Sounds Like: Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, The Swell Season Official
Thirty Steps to Forward has looked at life from both perspectives only to find beautiful was the way they preferred. They can most often be found taking turns flying one another from the string of a kite, to catch a glimpse of Noah’s great rainbow.
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WSG/ Desi Taylor Thirty Steps Froward Doors at 9. 21+ Welcome. $5 cover. Big Dudee Roo: "The oft-psychedelic, Neil Young-styled folk rock...oozes an endearing, political charm." (Grand Rapids Press) Big Dudee Roo's atmospheric folk rock/grunge sound has its origins in the town of Wayland, MI, where all five members were raised and received their public educations. Now based in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, it has since grown and expanded throughout the great mitten state and its vibrant musical community. On the band's first full-length release, "Listen to Your Discontent," songwriters Max Lockwood and Nate Wagner deal with themes as wide-ranging as personal and spiritual growth, community and family, "complete with socio-ecological consciousness and positive attempts to find significance in the suffering and disassociation of the modern world" (Recoil Magazine). Aurora Lewis' soulful vocals, Justin Dore's versatile and unique guitar work, and Kurt Rizley's steady driving beats feed off of the songs and take them into full bloom with the distinctive Big Dudee Sound. Thirty Steps Forward: Thirty Steps to Forward is composed of Seth and Gretchen Powers, a brother and sister folk duo residing amid the tall trees of Michigan. Their feet are constantly tapping to the beating of birds' wings and the sounds of their father's music. Through their strings and voices, the kindred duo strive to sing and play songs of the delicate heart. If you incline your ear you might hear the hand of a girl and boy plucking out the vein of modern music and replacing it with that dusty old heart. Thirty Steps to Forward's second full-length album Hinterland, is a collection of songs revolving around the tangled wilderness of human frailty. "Composing "Hinterland" was an experience that at times led us through honey, briers, and late night sessions in a cozy dimly lit room. The twelve songs have a slight theme to them, on man and nature and how they have more in common than they might think. Along the way we fell in love with these songs, and we know that there are those of you who will see them in the same light we do." Desi Taylor: Desi Taylor is a singer-songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Desi began writing songs at age 16, began performing regularly in bars at age 17, and worked as a professional musician in Denver by age 19. As a self-taught guitar and vocalist, Desi takes a poetic journey with honest, heart-felt lyrics and captivating melodies. Now barely in her 20's, she has performed at numerous festivals such as Battle Creek's Leilapalooza, Kalamazoo PRIDE, and Western Michigan University's Bronco Bash. She has been featured in multiple talent showcases and radio programs, such as NPR's Local Arts & More. She has also performed privately for celebrities such as Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat. Taking inspiration from a multitude of artists, she creates a new mixture of genres and puts a unique twist to her music.