Goldenrod celebrates 30 years

BTL Staff
By | 2005-12-01T09:00:00-04:00 December 1st, 2005|Entertainment|

LANSING – Goldenrod Music will be hosting its annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. This is also the final event in Goldenrod’s 30th anniversary celebration year.
Open House guests will have the chance to peruse and listen to Goldenrod’s extensive selection of over 2,500 independent music releases. There will be door prizes and a chance to win a $100 shopping spree. Another highlight of the day is Goldenrod’s Buy Five, Get One Free CD sale and the bargain bin filled with CDs priced at $2. A listening area will be available so you can listen to the music before you buy it.
Live acoustic music will be provided by Lansing’s own eclectic quartet, The Bench (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.), Ann Arbor based folk-rock Trio Lazy Sunday (2 p.m.) and up and coming local singer-songwriter Hailey Wojcik (4 p.m.).
The Bench is a Lansing-based acoustic band featuring Rachel Alexander on cello and fiddle, Stuart Campbell on guitars and percussion, Jeanne Donado on guitar and bass, and Stuart Foster on keyboard and horn. With tight vocal harmonies and a stage full of instruments, The Bench performs an eclectic mix of acoustic folk and pop, classic women’s music, and originals.
Lazy Sunday produces an instrumentally and vocally charged sound – an overall true depiction of their love and passion for music. Based in Ann Arbor, Susan Giang (guitar), Kristen David (vocals), Hana Malhas (piano) and Julie Eastin (cello) will travel to Lansing to play a variety of acoustic driven, folk-rock originals.
Western Michigan University student Hailey Wojcik blends witty lyrics with unique guitar, ukulele and keyboard musings to create something beautiful. Her music is refreshingly original and unforgettable, with songs ranging from achingly earnest ballads about jealousy, heartbreak and feminism to hilariously sarcastic songs about quitting dead-end jobs and getting dug up like a dinosaur bone.
Goldenrod Music, Inc. is a feminist organization that was founded 30 years ago as an independent music distribution company. Goldenrod’s specialties include music by women, gay and lesbian music, Native American, Celtic and New Age music. In addition, they carry Jazz, Blues and World music titles.

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