The Medicine Bell is farm fresh Northern Michigan acoustic music at its finest. There's a quiet valley full of real folks settled in around the village of Rapid City -- where life is easy, but a livin' is hard. Rooted deep there in the Valley are songwriting partners Bree Saunders & Ashley Christopher, who sing together like two kids who've been playin' in the same sandbox since before they could remember. With Bree on guitar, Ash has chosen to travel this old dusty road with banjo in hand, and together they ride with The Bell's three well-versed instrumentalists. Bio-Synchronous Cloud Commander Matty Z conjures grassy jam jazz on mandolin, backed by the cleanly stated upright bass of North Country hermit-mystic Dr. Dale Owen, and the Workingman's Drums of MacKenzie Vance. It's a new blend of traditional and Americana influences that meanders from the hallowed sounds of olden times to the pointed verse of contemporary folk heroes, from the intimacy of the lone songwriter to the echoes of the Long Strange Trip. Sometimes like a warm breeze on a summer night, sometimes like a rumblin' ride down to the swimmin' hole in the back of the truck, sometimes like a big swallow from a moonshine jar, there's an organic balance of original songs, old favorites, & fresh cover choices to capture the imagination and proclaim what The Medicine Bell is about.