Veteran West Michigan musicians, longtime pals and former bandmates Jack Leaver (aka Diff) and Mitch Wood (aka Dudley) share a simmering passion for vintage country music, what the duo calls "the good stuff." Known regionally for their stint playing and recording in the late '80s and early '90s with alt-country outfit The Dushanes, and Wood's subsequent tenure with Dutch Henry, the duo had long desired to make a hardcore country album, complete with rollicking humor, drinking songs, and the pathos that can occur with everyday life. 

With the release of its debut album "Here's Diff & Dudley featuring The Big Sirs," the duo accomplished just that, with a 12-track outing, that reverently recalls country music of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Sharing vocal duties, Diff and Dudley wrote the bulk of the songs together, with three of them cowritten with Robert Reynolds, a founding member of the Grammy winning group The Mavericks. Produced and recorded by Tommy Schichtel (Concussions, B-Sides, Fuzzrites) at his all-analog Goon Lagoon Studios in Grand Rapids, "Here's Diff & Dudley" captures the rawness and organic spontaneity of early country recordings, evidenced in the Jones-abilly romp 'Don't Wake Daddy," and the plaintive, Haggard-esque 'Travelin' Kind.' The Big Sirs -- comprised of some of the best country musicians in the Big Mitten -- provide spirited and authentic backing to the tracks, including plenty of pedal steel guitar, honky tonk piano and Tex Mex style accordion.

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Wheatland Music Festival

Wheatland, 7251 50th Ave, Remus, MI

COME JOIN US IN 2017, AS WE CELEBRATE WHEATLAND’S 44TH ANNIVERSARY! www.wheatlandmusic.org . The Wheatland Music Festival is an annual celebration of music and the arts, dating back to 1974. Each year, both local and world renowned musicians gather together in early September for three days of singing, dancing and friendship.

This year’s 3-day festival takes place September 8-10, 2017. Each year, thousands of children and adults converge on the 160-acre festival site to enjoy a wide variety of traditional arts. Festival goers take part in workshops, demonstrations, dances, and impromptu jam sessions throughout the site as well as the stage performances, juried arts and crafts and a wide variety of food. TICKETS Tickets go on sale to paid Members on May 1st, and to the General Public on June 1st.
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Buttermilk Jamboree

Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd, Delton, MI


The Buttermilk Jamboree is a three day festival of music and arts that takes place at the beautiful Circle Pines Center in Delton, MI. A truly family-friendly festival, the Buttermilk Jamboree features rustic overnight camping, dozens of local and regional performers, workshops, w=swimming, dancing, local food and goods vendors, craft beer and wine tent, dedicated kids area complete with performers and crafts, and SO much more!! Join us in June each year for a fun filled experience of music, food, arts, education and community for the whole family to enjoy!