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Local Spins: Mark Lavengood with Scott Cook

July 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SpeakEZ is proud to partner with Local Spins to bring a diverse blend of music to our stage every Wednesday evening!  This series features a wide array of the best musicians in the West Michigan area in a casual, acoustic setting.  There is never a cover charge and every Wednesday features $3 select Michigan Draft Beers! (Ages 21+ after 9pm)

Artist: Mark Lavengood with Scott Cook

Grand Rapids’ native son Mark Lavengood has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years. Wearing a multitude of hats as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, band leader, teacher, active member of Michigan’s Earthwork Music Collective, member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, source of motivational energy, hobbyist massage therapist, Spanish translator and idea generator, Lavengood (affectionately known globally as “Huggy Bear”) employs his skill sets to engage with communities through song and voice and collaboration.

 

Alberta, Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling DIY songwriter with heart forever on sleeve. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements. Cook has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, touring extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is currently on tour in support of his fourth release, One More Time Around. Its opening track “Pass It Along” won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers”.

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Date:
July 5
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm