Saturday, March 23, 2013

Algomah Acres Honey House to host "Cabin Fever Concert" Mar. 23

GREENLAND, MICH. -- Algomah Acres Honey House will host its inaugural "Cabin Fever Concert" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Greenland, Mich. The featured performers are known as "The Terminal Orchestra."

The Terminal Orchestra will perform TONIGHT, Saturday, Mar. 23, at Algomah Acres Honey House in Greenland, Mich. (Photo courtesy Algomah Acres Honey House)

Conceived in in the Marquette area, with its lush forests, slower-paced lifestyle and noncompetitive atmosphere, composer Jesse DeCaire and The Terminal Orchestra began writing in 2005. What started as a studio outlet for making pastoral movie soundtrack music (for movies that haven’t been made yet) has since ballooned into a live, performing thirteen piece ensemble. Complete with strings and percussion, Jesse DeCaire and The Terminal Orchestra have as much in common with contemporary composers/performers such as Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Dirty Three and William Basinski as they do with Ennio Morricone and Igor Stravinsky. Their album The Seasons is as chilling and eerie as it is uplifting and triumphant. It was released 22 February 2011. Jay DeHut, formerly of
Ontonagon, is also part of the ensemble.

Two other bands from the Marquette area will be opening the show. The Door Cats are a trio led by Kerry Yost on vocals and guitar. They weave intricate harmonies and perform original songs written by Yost, as well as classic and contemporary folk/alternative music. Yost is accompanied by Rebecca Rucinski on cello, vocals, and guitar, and Marcella Krupski on vocals and auxiliary percussion.

Sycamore Smith is the stage name of Marc Smith, a musician from Marquette, Mich. Smith, formerly of The Muldoons, has toured the United States with his comic brand of folk music, complete with derby hat, guitar, and gold-plated resonator kazoo. Smith has built a reputation as an accomplished lyricist. He writes folk songs in an old-fashioned, vaudevillian rural style -- songs about heroes and swindlers where characters including Wolfskin Rosie, Legless Paul, and Bobo have adventures that are at times triumphant and other times melancholic.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and general admission is $5 per person. The former Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church also houses the Algomah Meadery, a small winery producing honey wines by beekeepers John Hersman and Melissa Hronkin. Sampling of the honey wines will also take place before and during the concert.

The next Honey House event will be "Arts and Starts" farmer’s and artist’s market on May 18, 2013.  For more information call 906-883-3894 or e-mail

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