Mitten Smitten is a six-concert series featuring Michigan’s vibrant music scene. This is a collaboration between Crooked Tree Arts Center and Blissfest Music Organization.
Troll for Trout - Original “Up North” Folk Rock
“Gettin’ out of town, driving in your car
Pulling off the road, stoppin’ at a bar
Yeah, we’re headin’ out tonight, the mirror compass reads N
And it feels so free to be this direction again”
Those lines from Troll for Trout’s anthem, “Gettin’ Out of Town,” capture the spirit of the band’s colorful 25-year history – a legacy that’s earned the Michigan band a diehard following and spawned an impressive trove of acclaimed recordings. Michael Crittenden, founding member and chief songwriter, best sums it up this way: “Troll for Trout and our music has always been about a lifestyle. It’s that excited feeling of leaving work early on a beautiful Friday afternoon and pointing your vehicle North where there’s no schedule. It’s about camping, cottaging, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cooking outside, cocktail hour with good friends, good conversation around a campfire, river paths, reflecting, reading, and relaxing. It’s about finding and reconnecting with the peace that resides in all of us, but gets buried by the day to day grind.”
Opening Act | Lara Fullford
Lara Fullford, who Blissfest Music Organization refers to as "the songstress of the Inland Waterway" has years of experience singing songs to crowds across northern Michigan. Between classic songs you know and love, and her own original tunes, Lara offers a variety of genres and will have you smiling by the end of the night!
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