I just left the Big Rapids Summer Concert Series at the Band Shell behind the Middle School right on Michigan Ave. This week the featured Free Wheelin', a bluegrass band that did a fantastic job. There was a great mix of bluegrass music mixed in with some humor and singing. As I walked up they played a little song called "Pot Bellied Man". I loved it. The band has four players. Marc Conley on banjo,Dan Seabolt on fiddle, Dave Seabolt guitar and Buck Robinson on the dog house base! I was literally amazed at the tempo of the songs. My fingers would have been bleeding to try and keep up with these guys. To sum it up in one word I would say Amazing.
Here's a little description from their FaceBook page: Free Wheelin has been together for over25 years and has opened for such names as the Nitty gritty Dirt band,Doc Wattson,Ralph Stanley,Vasser Clements,The Reno brothers,and more! Its Nascar Bluegrass!and Four old guys playing way to fast !
When they say Nascar fast they mean it. If you have never heard these guys play put it on your "Must Do" list. They are regulars at Zellie's Opry House in Howard City. Next concert at Zellie's will be on July 30th so write down the date and attend. You won't be sorry. See you there and best of luck in all you do.