Musicians of Northeast Michigan


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MaryAnn Hubbard Interview 
Audio  August 2015  Mary Ann Hubbard talks about her role as an music educator and performer. She has taught music at ACC, Blue Lakes Fine Art Camp, Resurrection Lutheran Church School of Music and privately. MaryAnn performs in the Alpena Symphony Orchestra, The Windsong Quartet and organizes the annual "Flute and...
Loretta Beyer Interview 
Audio    Area piano teacher and performer, Loretta Beyer talks about her roles in the Alpena music scene as well as her own music education in Zimbabwe.
Norm Seiss Interview 
Audio    Born and raised in Alpena, Norm Seiss has played accordion and been involved in the music business for over 65 years. Inducted into the Michigan Polka Hall of Fame in 2001, Norm's music focuses on German style oompah music, polkas and waltzes. In this interview, Norm discusses the passage of this...
Al Zdan Interview 
Audio  2015  ...The Monarchs- 1960's Judy and Her Suchey Brothers.pdf.pdf Audio (MP3) Transcription ...
Carole Cadarette Interview 
Audio  2015  Carole Cadarette began playing music at the age of 14 with The Cadarette Family Band. Starting out on keyboards, she took up the autoharp in 1979 and performed with Carol Witherbee and Diane Madsen to form Three on A String. Currently Carole performs solo as a vocalist and keyboardist around...
Greg Altman Interview 
Audio    A lifelong musician, Greg Altman has been playing guitar for twenty years. For most of that time he has played as a solo artist and with numerous local artists, in a variety of venues throughout Northeast Michigan. For more than a decade, Greg performed in and produced concerts to benefit...
Doug Pugh Interview Regarding His Father, Sid Pugh 
Audio    Born in 1907, Sid Pugh led and played in Alpena area dance bands for over half a century. Sid's early training included violin lessons with Professor William Burgard. His first gig was at The German Hall, now Nowicki's Sausage Shop. In addition to his own bands, Sid played in the traveliing Elks...
Diana Madsen Interview 
Audio    Diane Madsen and her husband moved to Alpena from Brimley, Michigan in 1972. Playing bass guitar to Neil's lead, the Madsen's performed locally in Two's Company, and were later joined by Dick Laney in Three's Company. Later Diane joined Carol Witherbee and Carole Cadarette in Three on a String,...
Butch and Jo Lyon Interview 
Audio    Butch Lyon got his start in music in East Jordan, Michigan playing with his dad's band, The Bundy Mountain Jamboree. The band was featured on a Saturday morning radio show on WATZ hosted by Ralph Diethelm. In this interview, the Lyons talk about Butch's career, including a bus tour across the...
Bobby Rigg Interview 
Audio    ...;Huey Lewis recorded one of the videos at this place, cuz they got there start in places like this. And what you do, they have a PA and they have the lights. So you bring your equipment in and you do a showcase for somebody, like Bill Graham being there that night to see this band. You do a showcase, and you...
Carol Witherbee Interview 
Audio  June 2015  ..., and really that's a lot. CK: Being on stage for that long. CW: Right. And so, but I, it was a very nice opportunity; I enjoyed it. My boys have a video of their mother, you know, doing that sort of thing...
Carey Deadman Interview 
AudioImagesTexts  September 1, 2015  ... all this sound stuff, and my son, Austin is real into video and video editing, and playing the drums. Between the two of them, they've got a lot of experience already. They've done some great music videos with my daughter, um, over the years - I mean, we've got some, I think they date...
Bates Interview 
AudioImagesTexts  11 December, 2015  The first time Wayne Bates played guitar in a bar he was around 12 years old, and the bar was The Bolton Bar. Wayne learned to play fiddle at the age of 10, then Hawaiian and Spanish guitar. He likes playing old time country and continues to play in the Alpena with his wife Gayle in The Over the...
Bonnie Bartz Interview 
AudioImagesTexts  Spring 2016  Bonnie Bartz is the lead vocalist of Alpena's Wild Rose, a group that offers a mix of blues, classic R & B, and Rock. She is also a founding member of the Thunder Bay Folk Society and president of its board. In this interview, Bonnie talks about her musical background, and what it takes to put on...
A. K. Best Interview 
Audio  2015  A.K. and Jan Best moved to Alpena from Iowa in 1963. A.K.'s work in the music department of Alpena County Schools, including curriculum development, is legendary. In this interview, A.K. recounts his 17 years in Alpena and emphasizes the importance of music in the school curriculum.
Jerry Ruczynski Interview 
Audio    Jerry Ruczynski got his start filling in for Bob LaMarre's drummer when he was in grade school. Initially inspired by Bobby Rigg's sparkle blue snare drum, Jerry's first drum set consisted of sand filled cigar boxes.Jerry went on to work with The Tom Ferguson Quartet, The Dolly Gray Band, and The...
Stan Bartreau Interview 
Audio    Stan Bartreau started playing guitar in a country band called The Ranch Hands in 1948, along with Ed Perkins and Howie Arnold. He continues to play music today in area nursing homes and can be found joining a jam session at The Maplewood Tavern on a Friday night. Lu Bartreau, his wife of 67 years,...
Richard Kosloski Interview 
Audio    Not to be confused with two other musicians of the same name, Richard N. Kosloski began playing banjo with his father at the age of eight. He later picked up the accordion, and his expertise with that instrument earned him an induction into The Michigan Polka Hall of Fame in 2007. Richard had a...
John Marzean Interview 
AudioImagesTexts    Guitarist John Marzean began taking lessons from Alvin Ash at age 6. At the age of 19, he played with Wickes and Company, a country band from Hillman, Michigan. These days, you can hear John play in the Norm Seiss Band, The Over the Hill Band and at Maplewood Tavern jam sessions. In this...
Glenn Anderson Interview 
Audio    Guitar player Glenn Anderson talks about playing music in the Alpena area, in Texas and recording in Nashville.Glenn plays country music primarily and some polka music as well. He started out with locally with Bussey String Band and discusses other players and venues in this interview.
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Musicians of Northeast Michigan