2017 Events


Younce Guitar Duo with Special Guest Jennifer Barnett
Sunday, August 20, 7-9pm
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An evening of Jazz with Younce Guitar Duo and special guest vocalist Jennifer Barnett. 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.

“Big, beautiful and soulful,” is entertainment reporter recently described Jennifer Barnett's voice.  The 17 year-old jazz vocalist from East Lansing, MI was one of 6 vocalists selected by the Grammy Museum to attend their 2017 Grammy Camp in Nashville, TN.  Jennifer has just returned from Berklee's School of Music summer music studies. Come hear this rising star with  Younce Guitar Duo. Together they bring to you an phenomenal evening of Jazz!

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

Watch Video of Jennifer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLgunR8dNZE

Summer 2017 Voice Box Sessions
Cycling Salamander is proud to host the Voice Box Sessions. Real People Media's Voice Box Sessions have been providing a warm and supportive venue for singer-songwriters and musicians since 2013. Following the one-hour performance by the featured performer, the stage is opened to poets, storytellers, singer-songwriters, and musicians. Voice Box Sessions are held at the Cycling Salamander Gallery south of Charlevoix on U.S. 31 South. They are open to the public by donation ($10 suggested) For more information or to view past performances, visit the Real People Media  website.

July 2 - Jenny Thomas
Returning to the Voice Box Sessions, singer-songwriter Jenny Thomas will delight you with her homespun voice, natural style, and heartfelt “slices of life” lyrics.Her personal songwriting style makes listeners grin and and sometimes even cry. Jenny grew up in Elk Rapids and currently lives and performs in Traverse City at venues such as the Acoustic Tap Room, Shine Cafe, Left Foot Charlie and Taproot. Percussionist Will Thomas, Jen’s son, will accompany her.

July 16 – Jetty Rae
Jetty Rae has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004. The Charlevoix native released her first full-length album, “Blackberries,” in 2007. Since then she has gone on to release 6 more Cd's including a Children's and Christmas album . "A pure voice with something to say. Jetty Rae is a natural storyteller, pulling listeners in with her catchy melodies but always leaving them with something to ponder."

July 23 – Sean Miller
Northern Michigan born and raised, Sean Miller has been playing music since the age of 2. Through grade school and college he had lessons on multiple instruments, played percussion and taught himself guitar. In college he originally studied music education getting his classical training while also studying world music. Now, bringing all of his teachings together with influence from artists like Gregory Alan Isakov, Mumford and Sons, John Mayer, and more, he sings about the good and bad that life brings. Poetic and storytelling, Miller opens up about his own life to entertain through his music.

July 30 – 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.”

August 13 – Dwain Martin 
Dwain will share selections form his CDs: Water So Blue, Road To Wonder Land, Just Now and soon to be released, It’ll Be Ok. Dwain will also share selections by his musical influences such as John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Casey Chambers and others. He is often joined by special guests, (when they are not on performing with their own bands) Jessica Dominic, Amy Cook and Robin Luce.

September 10 – Kevin Johnson
Harbor Springs singer-songwriter Kevin Johnson has been steadily honing his songwriting and performing skills with the goal of becoming a meaningful part of the vibrant northern Michigan music scene. Drawing on a wealth of musical influences and life experience, Kevin's Americana style touches on a variety of topics including love, loss and self-discovery. Kevin is in the process of selecting songs for his first studio album.