Michael and Erica WaiteJanuary 9, 2020
Michael Waite’s songwriting is thoughtful Americana without any glitz, both brutally and joyously honest. He lives with his family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and draws from a repertoire of hundreds of songs ranging in style from Irish folk to bebop to popular hits. His delivery of his own songs and interpretations of others is influenced by his first musical exploration, the jazz trombone.
Erica Waite grew up in a ballet studio. The two of them met while studying their respective professions in Kalamazoo. They backpacked across the country for a year or two, riding freight trains and working on the Bering Sea before settling down in the Huron Mountains north of Marquette, MI. There they built their own house off the grid which features a dance and music studio. They home school their three children there and wherever the path of a mindful per-forming duo leads them. You can find them performing together at festivals and occasional concerts. Michael can be found performing weekly in the Marquette area and periodic trips around the region.
In order to attract great musicians and continue to support the Upper Michigan live music scene we suggest a cover charge for Saturday night live music events: $5 Adults; $1 Child; $20 Family.