The Journeymen-Michigan Bluegrass at its best.  Deemed acoustic swing and bluegrass the talents of Isaac, Brian, Seth and Luke show us how tradional and orginal music flows.  Their banjo player Wes was not available at the taping of this performance in Howard City Michigan.

Original, bluegrass, and acoustic swing music with brother-like crooning.

Together this five peice band not only drives it home with raw talent at each instrument.  Combined they blend in an exciting mix of sounds pleasing to the ears.

About Luke Gitchel

On guitar, Luke Gitchel a modest person that plays for himself and appreciates that others like what is does.  He has played with the Dixie Stampede in DollyWood, is the front man of his country band Luke Warm and the Not So Hots. 

About Brian Oberlin

Brian Oberlin performs as a soloist and also teaches internationally.  He has been able to play with the greats like; Vassar Clements and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. 

About Isaac Smith

On fiddle is the youngest band member Isaac Smith.  He began playing after taking guitar lessons from Luke.  At that time he learned guitar was not for him… the violin (fiddle) was.  He is a hot shot fiddler and a graduate of the East Tennessee State Bluegrass program in 2016 and plays all around the country. 

About Seth Sutton

An Emmy nominated filmmaker and photographer and the digital arts director at Montcalm Community College Seth Sutton handles the bass line like no other.

About Wes Pettinger

Wes Pettinger was not available for the performance in Howard City but he is the banjo player. Like everyone he has his favorites that have inspired him but his makes the sound all his own with a hard drive style you must come out and listen to. He has played with High Tymes, Jeff Autry and Edgar Loudermilk.

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The Journeymen-Michigan Bluegrass is a release for all the band members. These photos come from their website. They love what they do and it shows.

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