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MICHIGAN RATTLERS performs the song "ILLINOIS SKY" for BalconyTV.
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Upholding a time-honored songwriting tradition, Michigan Rattlers recount human stories through a soundtrack of Americana punctuated by countrified rock ‘n’ roll and folk. The subjects of their 2016 self-titled debut EP practically live and breathe between Graham Young’s rustling guitar and Adam Reed’s percussive upright bass. Born in Petoskey, MI and based in Los Angeles, the duo’s music plays out like a film. “All of my favorite songs tell stories,” says Graham. “It’s the most important part. They’re about people trying to overcome life’s obstacles. That’s what it always comes back to.” Lifelong friends Graham and Adam began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. Residing in a quiet tourist town of 6,000 located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the pair regularly played every bar, café, and stage in town, developing an inimitable musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Adam headed to Ohio for college as Graham went to Illinois, but upon graduating, Graham beckoned Adam to move out to Los Angeles so they could start a band. A four-day cross-country road trip gave birth to Michigan Rattlers. “We had been in bands together for a long time, so we knew what we wanted to do,” Adam explains. “I was going to play upright bass, and we were going to do a project with just the two of us. We wanted to be lean and mean on tour. As soon as Graham called, I went for it. If you get a music degree, you might as well play music!”

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Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Scott Velasquez
Recorded by and Mixed by: Jeff Bates
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