This Friday October 28 at 7 PM at Higher Grounds coffee bar in Traverse City Seth Bernard & May Erlewine present “New Flower” in a very special Album Release Concert with Michael Shimmin, Brennan Andes, Joshua Davis and very special guest, Temesgen – an Ehiopian born, East Lansing based musican and teacher who plays traditional Ethiopian instruments, kirar and begena. Doors open at 7PM and Music starts at 8PM. Tickets are $20 in advance at Oryana and Higher Grounds Trading Co. ($25 at the door) with 5 and under free and $5 for 5-12 year olds.
Last January Seth and May took an incredible journey to Ethiopia with On the Ground and the Run Across Ethiopia. As the runners ran, they played in the schools, learned songs and dance moves from the children, learned Ethiopian scales and melodies from incredible ethio-jazz musicians, shared their music along the journey, sang for the runners, played for the people, and wrote an entire album inspired by the experience. They have been working on this album since they returned home to Michigan and they are finally ready to release it!