Emerging onto the West Michigan acoustic music scene, the Smokin’ Dobroleles bring with them a taste of roots music laced with bluegrass, early jazz, americana, old time, outlaw country, and reggae. With Abe Kurzer making that ol’ Dobro sing, Mike Renna on vocals and resonator ukulele, Merle Sealoff on rhythm guitar, Kittie Tuinstra thumping the upright bass and vocals, and John Ellsworth on percussion. The Smokin’ Dobroleles were born around the kitchen table during mid-winter picking sessions in North Muskegon. Growing up in West Michigan as part of the vibrant music festival scene has brought rich influences to their music from countless local Michigan musicians as well as the likes of David Grisman, Django Rienhardt, Bill Monroe, and Louis Armstrong. The Smokin’ Dobroleles celebrate the community of music with a love for collaborating and performing with other musicians whether on stage or simply around the fire.