STEEL & WOOD, a traditional Bluegrass band based in Petoskey, offers an upbeat, heartfelt string and vocal harmony-based repertoire spanning the works of Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Ralph Stanley and others. Steel & Wood harkens back to American railroad culture and enduring musical traditions rooted in Southern Appalachia.

The Steel & Wood CD, “Along the Track”, consists of 16 “first take” recordings: "...So credit Steel & Wood with conveying these songs with the authenticity and awareness that make for essential elements in this rootsy regimen.”Along the Track" is a textbook lesson in both credence and conviction." - Lee Zimmerman, Bluegrass Today.

Band members, John A. Neiswander – lead guitar, Irene Kazmers – fiddle/guitar, Paul Bachleda-banjo, Dave Eggebrecht – mandolin/fiddle, and Kathy Tuinhoff - upright bass, look forward to sharing the songs they love! Featuring Jim Belfy on upright bass during Farmfest 2021.

Sponsored by: Four Seasons Health, Petoskey MI



Upcoming Events:

June 25-26: Get er Done Weekend

Preparing the farm for Farmfest is always a very rewarding experience. This is the time we can get creative. What is it that you would like to see added to the land? Let us know and help manifest it.

Of course there are the usual annual items that need to be done: Cow barrels, butt cans, prepping the stages and clearing the trails. Weed whacking and mowing. Organizing the kitchen. Etc etc etc.

Bring camping gear, food to share, instruments and a festive heart. It’s a great time to Git ‘er Done and together it is easy to do just that! AND of course you receive your Farmfest weekend pass before you go home. Main stage music Saturday night with the Pondhoppers.


August 12-15, 2021: Farmfest 2021!

Come enjoy a weekend of fun, family and music. Bring a camper, or a tent, or sleep under the stars!

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