2018 Events

When Paris Sizzled - Younce Guitar Duo & Vibraphonist Jim Cooper
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Younce Guitar Duo and vibraphonist Jim Cooper recreate the excitement of Paris in the 1930s and 40s. Join them for an electrifying evening of jazz as heard in, and inspired by, the Hot Club of Paris, founded by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt in 1934. Joining them will be Will Harris on percussion. Come enjoy an evening at the Hot Club! Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages. Speaking French is optional!

About Younce Guitar Duo
A unique father and son instrumental collaboration creating intricate, flowing & rhythmic sonic weavings. A Younce Guitar Duo performance takes listeners on a musical journey colored by influences of Jazz, Gypsy Guitar, Flamenco, Latin and other World Music. 

What people are saying about Younce Guitar Duo
"Their sets are always so beautifully crafted with intricate melodies that create an intimate experience. Their warm, soulful sound is always accessible and consistently strong and energetic." John Dow Williams, Owner of Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor

"..a couple guitar wizards who blitzed our audience with awe inspiring riffs!" Anthony Williams, Owner Freshwater Concert Venue

Jim Cooper

No stranger to the land of jazz, Jim has been playing the vibraphone for over 40 years, leading numerous groups and appearing as both soloist and sideman. Besides playing jazz dates of every kind around Chicago and beyond, hes had the fortune of gigging with such outstanding musicians as Art Van Damme, Larry Vuckovich, Frank Wess, Milt Hinton, Marcus Belgrave, Ira Sullivan, Buddy de Franco, and Jon Faddis with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

Real People Media's Listening Party for The Red Jacket Jamboree.

7pm, Sunday, July 15  Younce Guitar Duo

An evening of exquisite instrumental music with Younce Guitar Duo.  Comprised of Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan, Younce Guitar Duo creates intricate, flowing & rhythmic weavings inspired by Latin, Jazz and World Music. A duo since 2009, Jerry and Ryan's have been astounding audiences across the midwest with their exquisite original compositions and superb musicianship.

What people are saying about Younce Guitar Duo

"Their sets are always so beautifully crafted with intricate melodies that create an intimate experience. Their warm, soulful sound is always accessible and consistently strong and energetic." John Dow Williams, Owner of Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor

Watch Video by Younce Guitar Duo at www.artistecard/younceguitarduo

August 26– Lena Dorey  
Lena Dorey's bluesy, jazzy, and sultry style leads to her reputation as a modern day Torch Singer, however this singer-songwriter has more than sentimental love songs to share. Her songs range from humorous memories of her mom's Avon lady in “Hazel Frohm” to racing her pony against the train in “Faster than Me.”  “Lena's songs are like the best homemade meal– made of simple but fresh ingredients with just the right amalgamation of native and exotic spices to make one's mouth water.”

September 9 - John Davey

I'm very excited to introduce you to John Davey who I consider one of the best singer-songwriters working in Michigan (past or present).  His lyrics are smart, thoughtful and melodic and his presentation sincere. John doesn't come wearing a fancy hat- there's no schtick, just great music.  Check out the link below to hear/watch John perform "Cabin in the Pines" a tune by Billy Hill. John as a quality that is reminiscent of great singers/entertainers from the 30s and 40s, Gene Autry and Bing Crosby.  Put this date on your calendar!!

In his own words 
"I grew up watching Hollywood musicals (think Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and also singing praise and worship songs in church that were drawing heavily from the style of John Denver, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and the like. So my early musical imprinting is something like if Irving Berlin and Cat Stevens were babysitting me. I'm one of 13 kids and was primarily home schooled. And I started playing a lot of shows in my area where I lived in Indiana. When I was 18 I got my first car, with about 230,000 miles on it, and hit the road with my friends. I set up scores of self-booked tours from the time I was 18 until I was 26. 

Cycling Salamander Artist Residency

Cycling Salamander is offering several (one week) residencies for fine artists, craftsmen/women and musicians during the 2018 Season.  This residency comes with house sitting responsibilities. Artists must love dogs and cats. Artists are also required to tend the gallery, greet guests and assist with purchases for three days of this residency. For the other days, artists are required to be on site from 11-3daily to share their work with the public. The participants will conclude their stay by teaching a class/demonstration (visual artists) or performing a concert (musicians) Artists are provided with housing and use of kitchen facilities. Come experience beautiful northern Michigan. The gallery is conveniently located half way between Traverse City and Harbor Springs. 

Those interested should Fill OUT THIS FORM and send a notice to cyclingsal@gmail.com. Thank you!

The gallery is located on 6 acres which includes a pond, meditation house,
woods and gardens.  Guests are invited to stroll our 1/4 mile path during
their visit.  The atmosphere provides the resident artist with plenty
of material and inspiration to draw upon.

Enjoy the tranquil setting provided by Cycling Salamander. 

Three days of this residency include house sitting and gallery responsibilities. The other three days, artists are required to demonstrate their craft and greet gallery customers for four hours a day (11-3pm). This leaves plenty of time for artists to practice their craft without interruption at the gallery or visit the many local attractions.  We'll share with you our favorite beaches, hiking trails, and local specialties.

 Artist-in-residence, Karen Godfrey begins a new piece in
the studio overlooking the gardens.
Natalia Andreeva answers questions
during "The Portrait in Oil."
Natalia Andreeva enjoying her
free time at the gallery