The sophomore release from this Kalamazoo band maintains the earthy, close-harmony vocal approach of their self titled ep, while expanding their sound to include strings, keyboard, electric guitar, accordion and mellotron, along with a healthy amount of experimentation in the studio. Tracked at La Luna Recording and Sound, Songs for Mixed Company is an adventurous collection of weepers, cautionary tales and songs of fancy. Perfect for Parties.

Consisting of Sarah Fuerst and Phil Barry, Thunderbolt & Lightfoot have been featured on folk music site folkalley.com, opened for artists such as Robbie Fulks, Dar Williams, Henhouse Prowlers and May Erlewine, and have played some of Michigan’s finest venues and festivals. Plus they can kick your butt at Euchre.

Phil was a founding member of award winning rock band Knee Deep Shag, former touring guitarist for RCA recording artist Rachael Yamagata, and currently a member of americana supergroup Corn Fed Girls. Phil’s solo album Between the Carolinas was released via Princess Records and has been featured on MTV, VH1, Oxygen and Showtime.

Sarah played electric bass for the indie rock band Doxie. Doxie released an acclaimed self-titled full length with Grass Records and they toured the Midwest and East Coast. Sarah is also a long-standing member of Corn Fed Girls, supplying upright bass and vocal harmony.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

August 9-12, 2018: Farmfest 2018!

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

October 20, 2018: Halloween Bash

Celebrate the change of seasons with food, music and costumes.

February 2019: Sledfest!

Lit trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Great food and pub. Music starts at 3:00 with many bands performing. Winner gets a main stage booking at Farmfest 2018. Snow Art winner gets two weekend passes. Winter camping if you dare. Bonfire to light a small city. Inner child fun!!

Late May, 2019: Planting Weekend

Each spring, the greenhouse fills up with amazing plants promising great organic food choices for us at Farmfest. Come help us plant the gardens, and earn a weekend pass to Farmfest. Bring a dish to pass, your camping gear and instruments for campfire jamming.

Late June 2019: Get ‘er Done Vounteer Work 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.

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