This is an impressive itinerary, and it touches upon some of the big little venues in the Midwest. It's official. The Crane Wives are taking flight. This might be the last chances to see them live and local for a modest ticket price, sometimes just the price of a glass of microbrew. What's happening to the Cranes has already happened to Greensky Bluegrass, and that is the big flight into the bluegrass and folk sky. We see Greensky Bluegrass on a tour of Western States, leading up to headlining at Strings and Sol December 11, 2013.
I have to wonder what the Crane Wives are recording in the studio because album number three is going to be big. Speaking about that, the Wives are working with LikedItLikeThat to design some tour posters and the like. That's a good sign of a band getting its act all polished up for the big time. Listen to me. I once drank coffee daily with Mark Arminski, one of the early makers of Rock and Roll posters. Okay, if not me, listen to Rebecca Green, whose art graces the cover of the Crane Wives second album, The Fool in Her Wedding Gown. Collect Crane Wives Art now.
Maybe a sign of a band that's going to hit the big time is an early success with album art?
01.16 * The Livery * Benton Harbor, Michigan
11.22 * Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall, Michigan
11.23 * FestivALE, Ferndale, Michigan
12.06 * The Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan
12.07 * The Mitten Bar, Ludington, Michigan
12.13 * The Loft, Lansing, Michigan, with Frontier Ruckus
12.20 * The Cabbage Shed, Elberta, Michigan
12.21 * Blissfest's Solstice Party, Petoskey, Michigan
01.31 * Ann Arbor Folk Festival with Iron & Wine, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, Ingrid Michaelson and Patty Griffin.
02.01 * Ann Arbor Folk Festival