Hill House Showcase Concert

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology Partners with Blissfest Music Organization to Present the Hill House Showcase Concert, Featuring the Joshua Davis Trio, in Traverse City and Petoskey

TRAVERSE CITY, MI—Joshua Davis will headline, along with Robinson & Rohe and Three Thirds, in a two-night series of the Hill House Showcase Concert at Kirkbride Hall on Friday, April 14th and Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey on Saturday, April 15.  

Since 2010, artists from all over the world have been traveling to Northern Michigan in order to live and work at the Hill House Artist Residency. Fewer than 10% of applicants are selected. The Hill House Artist Residency serves musicians, writers, performers, and visual artists. The residency grants time and space—two to four weeks in a log cabin near the Jordan River, stocked with locally sourced food—to support artists and the creation of new art.

Crosshatch is excited to present a showcase concert, featuring three of the very best alumni acts from the past 7 years. Joshua Davis will headline the show with his trio, featuring Mike Shimmin and Mike Lynch. Joshua Davis is Michigan’s beloved folk music hero. Performing Songwriter Magazine has called his music, “some of the most liveliest and rocking roots around.”

Three-thirds, from Los Angeles, combines the underdog instruments of the orchestra - bass, oboe, viola - with acoustic guitar. The band is made up of Jake Rosenzweig, Grammy Award-winner Alex Wand, Claire Chenette, and Heather Lockie. Three-thirds is releasing their new single, The Groundskeeper, on March 4th, just in time for the concert.

Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson met a decade ago through their love of participatory music-making and American folk song. Their original repertoire is inspired by the traditions they hold dear and features carefully crafted lyrics, elegant vocal harmonies, and detailed arrangements for guitar, banjo, and accordion. Together, they are Robinson & Rohe.

Crosshatch is partnering with Blissfest Music Organization to put on this showcase, with generous support from a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and The Erickson Family Fund at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The show will run from 7:30-11pm on Friday, April 14 at Kirkbride Hall. The same show will run again the next night, on Saturday, April 15 at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Blissfest members to Saturday’s show) and can be purchased at www.blissfest.org/concerts. Please reach out to Crosshatch at info@crosshatch.org or 231-622-5252 with any questions.