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Michigan Rattlers

  • Historic East Village, 504 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: July 31, 2021
  • Location: Wooly's
  • Start/End Time: 6:30 PM
  • Price: $15 - All Ages
  • Overview

    Michigan Rattlers will be performing at Wooly's on Saturday, July 31st, 2021.

    DOORS: 6PM/SHOW: 6:30PM

    Here are some safety precautions we are / have been practicing at Wooly's which has been providing a safe environment for our fans at Wooly's:

    • - Masks are required when attending a show. If you forget your mask, you can purchase one for $1 at the door.
    • - We will be disinfecting surface areas regularly & washing hands regularly.
    • - Our employees will be in PPE (Gloves, Masks)
    • - Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the venue and in restrooms.
    • - If you are not feeling well, please do not attend!
    • - Please message us with any questions or concerns at info@woolysdm.com.

    Thank you for keeping our staff, performers, and patrons safe!

    About Michigan Rattlers: 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.