March 22, 2013 @ 11:30 pm – March 23, 2013 @ 1:00 am GMT0
Foundry Hall
422 Eagle Street
South Haven, MI 49090

Thirty Steps to ForwardBrown Paper TicketsThirty Steps to Forward, a brother and sister folk duo from South Haven have organized a benefit concert to help Foundry Hall purchase the building in which it has presented local and national independent artists performing their original music for the past 5+ years. The Alabama Spanking Machines from Allegan and Rebecca Rego from Chicago will also perform for this all-folk, acoustic show featuring great musicians donating their time and talents for a worthy cause.

Thirty Steps to Forward is composed of Gretchen and Seth Powers, a brother and sister acoustic folk duo out of southwest Michigan. Through their strings and voices, the kindred duo strives to sing quiet songs of the delicate heart. Since completing their debut full length album, The Bird and the Fool, in the autumn of 2009 the two have used their voices, guitars, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and cello to pluck out the vein of modern music and replace it with that dusty heart. They are currently at work on their new album to be released in the spring of 2012. (

Spawned deep in the cavernous living rooms of Allegan County house parties, The Alabama Spanking Machines have evolved over the past few years in to a furious, thirsty, many armed organism. Dealing out pure, untamed and unlearn’d Celt-o’ Billy Country-Blues Mayhem with a plethora of exotic mandolins in their mandibles and a love for simple, olde-timey music and various bizarre covers with chicken heads a ringin’ and their toenails flyin’. As Charles Ayres II once said, and I quote, “Them boys gots more rhythm than an Alabama spanking machine.” ASM are here to take some traditional music out of the hands of well greased prigs and aficionados and give it back to the people…whether they want it or not. (

With 4 releases to her name, Chicago songwriter Rebecca Rego has built a name in the Americana scene in the Midwest, opening for John Hiatt, Sarah Jarosz, the Greencards, Bowerbirds, The Bottle Rockets, Sarah Jaffe, Joe Pug, Ha Ha Tonka, and many others. She has also headlined Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Hall, Schubas, among many others. (

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