Fresh new indie band music from Michigan
Vox Vidorra is an indie/soul quartet from Grand Rapids, ed by vocal phenomenon Molly Bouwsma Schultz. The band combines rich, Motown worthy vocals with an underbelly of indie rock, soul, and jazz provided by multi-instrumentalists Scott Schultz, Ryan K Wilson, and Theo Ndawillie II. The songs are reminiscent of days gone by but are rooted in now, exploring inequality, race, and religion, all with a melodic sheen. The instrumentation is deliberate and often times sparse, highlighting Bouwsma Schultz’s electric mezzo-soprano, but is also complex, propelling the songs over a familiar backbone that hints at Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.
The other half of this double bill is made up of Ann Arbor-based band, The Understorey. The soulful, fun, and seemingly effortless performances of lead singer Jess McCumons will always pull you in for more. Taking hints, inspiration, and style from Aretha Franklin, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, and Janis Joplin (just to name a few), and leaning as well on the talents of Jess's husband Matt McCumons, this Ann Arbor band continues to push out of musical categories and boundaries by incorporating folk, rock, gospel, blues, and jazz into their original tracks. Making waves in their home state of Michigan, Matt and Jess started out singing together on their wedding day. Says Chris Berggren of the Ann Arbor Observer: "The band is at its best a precise tight R&B unit … a well-oiled machine that drives the vocals to the forefront."
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