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Michigan Rattlers

Michigan

Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. 

“Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people.” 

Their self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. They spent the rest of that year and much of the next touring in support of this release. 

The debut from this Americana duo pops with urgency and confessional intimacy. Young shares confidences through his lyrics and the exceptionally moving tone of his voice. Recommended if you like: Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Tom Petty, Steve Earle, Gin Blossoms.
— No Depression