Songwriter Mark Fain formed Gun Lake in 2009 as an outlet for songs he composed during a time when his life was ripped apart and shocked into a new trajectory, and it shows. Since playing their first show in February of 2010, the band has set themselves apart from the typical revival-folk or alt country genre.
As one of the most arresting acts in the flourishing music scene of Southeast Michigan, Gun Lake has shared the stage with notable acts such as Gold Motel, Lord Huron and Chris Bathgate to name a few, in addition to recording a Daytrotter session and playing 3 shows for CMJ’s 2011 Music Marathon.
Influenced by the Brit-rock he grew up on, as well as his love for classic folk music, Fain’s unique and evocative brand of folk rock is fleshed out with Ryan O’Reilly’s inventive electric guitar work as well as an often utilized lineup of his more musical friends. While Fain’s voice is always at the forefront, all other members lend their voices for awe-inspiring and flawlessly delivered harmonies.
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Gun Lake - http://www.gunlakemusic.com/
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Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan. She has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004.
She released her first full-length album, “Blackberries,” in 2007; her first EP, “Nobody,” in November 2009; and a lullaby album, “La La Lu and the Lazy Moon,” in July 2011. Jetty’s latest album, “Drowning in Grain,” was released in February 2012.
Jetty garnered the attention of JetBlue when she played at the opening of their new Terminal at JFK International Airport. MTV.com interviewed Jetty for their “Needle In The Haystack” series, and her song “I Love You,” was selected as a free download and featured on their up-and-coming artist blog.
Jetty Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist. You can also hear Jetty’s voice singing Truvia’s jingles in their 2012 television commercials.
Jetty Rae - http://jettyrae.com/
Groovebox Studios - http://gbsdetroit.com/