“The Crane Wives are becoming a staple in the conversation about Michigan” -Detroit Metro Times
“...The band’s popularity has soared during that time period with West Michigan shows often selling out.” -LocalSpins.com
“Stunning!” -Steve Giacomini, Café Paradiso
The Crane Wives are a homegrown indie-folk-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The evocative, poetic songs of lead-singers / multi-instrumentalists Kate Pillsbury and Emilee Petersmark are brought to life with the help of bassist Ben Zito and percussionist / vocalist Dan Rickabus. Utilizing three-part harmony, warm acoustic instruments, ethereal electric color, bounding rhythms and a deep love of literature, the eclectic four-piece creates a unique, dynamic sound that is equal parts haunting and uplifting. Their music traverses innovative territory, ranging from whisper-quiet ballads to big, danceable grooves.
After receiving local critical acclaim for their first two self-produced albums, the band released their third, "Coyote Stories" in August 2015, as well as their fourth album "Foxlore" in April 2016. They have received seven "Jammie" awards from the influential radio station WYCE in Michigan, winner of Best Folk/Country song from the international competition “ArtPrize” and selection as one of ten "Entries We Loved" from the renowned NPR Tiny Desk Contest for "High Horse" in 2017.
Don’t miss The Crane Wives at Café Paradiso on Thursday, April 12th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the show. They are available online at www.cafeparadiso.net or at Café Paradiso.