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Max & Ruth Bloomquist

May 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Max & Ruth Bloomquist
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 7 pm

Admission: Included in Gem of the Season ‘22 subscription, $20 advance, $25 at the door, $5 students

Bio: Max and Ruth celebrate 45 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. She was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song Writing competition in 2003 with her gospel number, By The River. The pair’s 2010 CD release, Turn Back a Page reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ Airplay Chart with 4 songs in the top 100 for that year. A Youtube video featuring Michigan Girl, a track from that CD, has been viewed over 385,000 times. The pair has toured in southern France nearly every year since 2008. A live CD was released in 2012 and a Christmas EP in 2015. The couple released their sixth full length CD, On A Canvas Painted Blue, in October 2017.

“…veritable folk music legends in Michigan, captivating audiences with their songs, their harmonies and their folk-infused charm.”  John Sinkevics, Jan. 6, 2012, The Grand Rapids Press

Pure Michigan Folk music of the highest caliber. Ruth has a beautiful voice that warms the heart.  With Max on bass, together their music makes a perfect tonic for a cold November day.   Seamus Shinners, Connemara Concerts 11/26/2016

They are charming, traditional, and skilled musicians. You are in for a real treat! Ruth stands out in particular with her vocals, which are rich, warm, and mellifluous. Though the Bloomquists have been at this since the 70s, I only first heard them perform a year ago, and when Ruth started singing, I was blown away. Fantastic.”

Melissa Dagonhart, Maple Street Folk Concerts, Lombard, IL

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This event has been brought to our community in part by the generous contribution from: Crystal Falls Lion’s Club


May 7, 2022
7:00 pm
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