Michigan Rattlers w/ Brent Cowles

Michigan Rattlers

Brent Cowles

Ages 18+
Michigan Rattlers w/ Brent Cowles at the High Watt

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Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy- hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.

“Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a

place where there are more deer than people.”

Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical

chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and

more.

After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a short

demo, and began playing locally. The demo found its way into the hands of super-producer

Johnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down), and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG

Studios in just one day.

"My favorite music is recorded that way," continues Reed. "You get in a room, plug in, and

cut songs live. The energy of the recording comes directly from the physical performance,

and it puts the listener into that specific time and place."

This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. They spent the rest of that year and much of the next touring in support of this release.

In September 2017, Pianist Christian Wilder was added to the band’s lineup. Now a trio, the

group headed into the studio to record their newest EP, Wasting the Meaning. Comprised of

three cover songs, the project was conceived as a way to explore deeper into the recording

process and pay homage to some of their favorite songwriters.

Currently, the group is hard at work recording their first full-length release. It is slated for

release in the summer of 2018.

Venue Information:
The High Watt
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203