This unique and intimate series hosted by Earthwork Music artist Nicholas James Thomasma features a small group of songwriters trading songs and stories.
Stories. Songs. Songtellers. It’s simple, really. Singer songwriter and host Nicholas James Thomasma invites 2 other songwriters on stage to take turns telling stories and singing their songs. The performers get the opportunity to share the deeper meanings behind the songs with an actively listening audience. The audience is treated to an intimate look into the songwriting process in a pristine listening environment. It’s a unique and memorable experience every time. The shows take place on the last Sunday of the month Nov-April at the new Listening Room in Grand Rapids, MI.

From humble beginnings, Dede has paved her way on her own experimental, alternative, off the grid musical journey. Dede started playing percussion in 5th grade band. She started her own percussion business while still in High School at the age of 18, called Rhythmic Adventures; Drum Circle Facilitation. At the age of 20, Dede started accompanying her singing and songwriting on vibraphone, and remains a very rare performer to combine singing and mallet percussion together. Her vocal style mixes sweetness with deep soul, a unique combo that you can only experience for yourself.

Nathan Kalish is a touring singer-songwriter and band leader from the American Midwest, currently calling Nashville home after having spent most of the last decade on the road. His latest album 'I Want to Believe' was produced by David Beeman (notably of Pokey LaFarge’s most recent) and is an independently released country-Americana record with a tip of the hat to psychedelic, folk and rock ‘n roll.

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after

GRAB A BITE, BEFORE OR AFTER

A few short steps from the Listening Room is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.