Unwrapped at the Box with Mike Struwin and Daniel Deitrich!
Published by Box Factory for the Arts
Saturday 17th of November 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Box Factory for the Arts is so pleased to welcome Mike Struwin and Daniel Deitrich to our stage as part of our Unwrapped Concert Series.
Saturday, November 17th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
General admission $10 // doors open @6:30 // get tickets in advance here.
Each of these talented musicians will be playing a set of his own, with some special guests in the works, including Matthew Sypian on drums and Al Bates accompanying Mike on dobro and banjo. You can also expect Mike and Daniel to take to the stage together. Trust us when we say you will not want to miss this!
Incorporating a myriad of genres, including Alt-Country/Blues & Bluegrass/Roots/Folk/Soul and even Reggae, Mike Struwin has forged a truly unique style all his own. Growing up in a small beach town, this Michigan born artist began his musical photosynthesis at the age of thirteen, with the piano. Soon after, he entwined his fingers around his first guitar and found his passion to be laced within its six strings.
A prolific and gifted songwriter from early on, Mike’s first CD was composed and released by the age of seventeen with his first (High School) band Steamboat Willie. The infectious ballads found fertile ground in the ears of his native Michigan and with support from a cadre of talented musicians along the way, Mike has penned and released multiple albums including; “Out of the Blue (2002), Roots Down (2005), Storyline (2008) and Forgotten Hymns (2010 ) all under his own name. World-class musicianship, songwriting and Struwin’s strong, reedy tenor, combined with his stark brand of Americana (tinged with subtle echoes of reggae and soul) earned “Roots Down” national acclaim, which led to soundtrack placement in the independent features Beautiful (2006, Imagine Afrika Productions) and Gringo Wedding (2006, Stepping Stone Productions). Along with music composition and recording, Struwin has a deep fondness for performing live, and considers playing venues across the country both a primary goal for, and a benefit of, his musical career. He has toured throughout the middle of the continent, from Michigan to Colorado, and earned himself the title of “Kalamazoo Acoustic Idol” in 2004. During that time, he shared the stage with musical majors, Greensky Bluegrass, The Wailers, Robert Bradley’s Black Water Surprise and members of Umphrey’s Mcgee and The David Crosby Band.
Mike has recently added “Published Author” to his list of accomplishments with his debut release of the children’s book Campfire Stu & The Backwoods Jamboree (2017), accompanied by an all original collection of kids songs on CD.
As a husband, father and full-time teacher, Mike is a busy man but he always finds time to make some music. Touring the region with intimidating frequency; Struwin plays an average of 120 shows a year with regular performances at The Hard Rock Café (New Buffalo, MI), The Livery (Benton Harbor, MI) and many over fine local breweries and venues.
So what comes next for Mike Struwin? Live, love, play. Spread the joy of music and meet new friends along the way. Whether alone with his acoustic guitar, or with backing musicians, Struwin shows up to play and you won’t want to miss it!
Daniel Deitrich is a singer/songwriter based in South Bend, Indiana. His honest, heartbreaking, yet hopeful writing finds a home in massive Americana anthems, catchy Indie rock hooks, as well as intimate acoustic confessionals.
In 2011 Deitrich released his self-produced solo EP called Matter, followed by The Table EP in 2016, which was recorded in Durango Colorado with producer Michael Rossback (Gungor, The Brilliance) at the helm. This summer saw the release of two new songs, 4th of July and Gasoline Heart, as part of an ongoing series of singles each being recorded with a different producer. You can find all of these projects on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever digital music is streamed or sold. For fans of: Ryan Adams, Jimmy Eat World, Bruce Springsteen, Death Cab For Cutie, Pedro The Lion.