Posted by: Kath Usitalo | March 15, 2011

Small Town Son, Big Time Fun

Ian Szarafinski (left to right) Dan Anspaugh and Kris Hitchcock of Small Town Son

Burning rubber, drinking Miller, bonfires, lost love, cars, trucks, having fun and causing trouble. Small Town Son tells the stories of real life set to music that’s a blend of bluegrass, country and southern rock. Good stuff.

I heard the band—or most of it—play one Wednesday evening at Old Dog Tavern in their home base of Kalamazoo: Kris Hitchcock writes most of the original music, plays guitar, and is the lead vocalist; Ian Szarafinski sings and plays guitar; bass player is Dan Anspaugh.

Drummer Bill Justice and fiddler Susan Belliel were MIA that evening, but you can hear them on this video of Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Check out the Small Town Son website to download music and learn more about this grown-in-Michigan-group.

Support Pure Michigan talent and enjoy the show:

Small Town Son will be back at Old Dog Tavern March 24 and April 14; their busy schedule includes the Fretboard Festival, March 27 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills April 1-2, and several dates at the Whiskey Barrel Saloon in Lansing.

Check the band’s MySpace page for more dates, and the Facebook page for other info. Sign up for their emails and receive free downloads; just go to their site: Small Town Son.


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