Every Avenue @ St. Andrew’s 10/23/11 (Photos and Review)

David Ryan Strauchman – Vocals, Piano
Joshua Withenshaw – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jimmie Deeghan- Guitar, Backup Vocals
Matt Black – Bass, Backup Vocals
Dennis Wilson – Drums

Hometown-Marysville, MI!

Michigan band Every Avenue is a musically strong group that produces contagious songs. Sunday night in Detroit the band meshed well together and performed with a zest that is customary of their live shows. Frontman Dave delivered his lyrics in a believable way because he sang with emotion and a relevant degree of earnestness. Their homecoming was well worth the wait. Every Avenue is another example of the the large pool of musicians that Michigan is proud to call their own.

  1. SETLIST
  2. Tie Me Down
  3. A Story to Tell your Friends
  4. Where Were You
  5. For Always, Forever
  6. Whatever Happened to You
  7. Only Place I Call Home
  8. No One But You
  9. Picture Perfect
  10. Fall Apart
  11. Tell Me I’m a Wreck

  

 

 

Hole in the Wall: Steve’s Bar Revisited Detroit, MI

We go to shows at St. Andrew’s in Detroit a lot. Door times can be unpredictable so a lot of time is spent at Steve’s Bar because it’s next to St. Andrew’s. The place has a type of old-world charm that is uniquely its own. Three things make this place interesting:

1. The Owners

2. The Decor

3. Travelin’ Blues

Sophia and Steve Francis have owned and opearated Steve’s Bar for about 41 years. These sites have some great background on their story:

http://metrogal84.blogspot.com/2009/08/lessons-learned-from-steves-place.html

http://www2.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=3167

http://detroit.untappedcities.com/2011/02/03/steves-place-detroit-dive-bar/

It’s obvious that this bar is a beloved place of Detroit and helps to give our city its own aura. Steve’s warm, gentle and captivating manner helps me to prepare to shoot a show because he’s always full of compliments and a free shot or two. Travelin’ Blues sings his own style of blues that makes you wonder about his life history. The decor is a hodge podge of fun nic nacks. The combination of these things makes Steve’s Bar irresistible!