Max Brown- lead and bass guitar
"Hannah Rose Graves has a voice that rides through her bones, from her toes to her tongue, through her cells and through her blood. She sings like someone who knows how short her time is. She sings with her whole life. Her band Hannah Rose and the GravesTones are a cross pollination of Funk, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock n Roll- with SOUL. It's the type of music that stops people's conversations. It's the type of feel that people who love music wait for: the real thing. After practicing guitar eight hours a day since he was 12, Justin Wierenga's virtuosity can fill a room with what sounds like three guitars. He is truly a guitar genius. "Thunder doesn't happen much in music. The GravesTones harness it every night."
-Noah Haidle, Screen-writer of Stand Up Guys
The blood, sweat and tears of an ambitious first-time endeavor show up in so many of the songs that unfold on “Everything We Already Knew.” This is music with a fiery soul. You can hear it in the lyrics, in the emotion-drenched voice of Grand Rapids singer Hannah Rose Graves, in the intricate and intense guitar solos of Justin Wierenga. But mostly this debut by Graves and her longtime guitarist (recorded at Matt Ten Clay’s Amber Lit Audio in Grand Rapids) is a much-anticipated showcase of the singer’s soulful, bluesy approach on a diverse batch of original songs – many of which audiences have embraced for years at jam-packed venues such as Billy’s Lounge, Founders Brewing and SpeakEZ Lounge and some of which hold promise as fetching, radio-friendly singles. More important, it’s the sort of project that could serve as a launching pad, heralding even more fruitful endeavors to come.
-John Sinceviks, Publisher & Music Writer at Local Spins
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Dutcher Snedeker is a Grand Rapids pianist with a long history of performance. Coming from a musical family, he has grown up surrounded by a variety of music styles.
A current Masters Student at WMU and GVSU graduate, he has a desire to blend different genres in his writing and performing experiences, with a focus in New Music and Jazz. He is recognized as an active part of the West Michigan music community, with multiple nominations at the local WYCE Jammies and a jazz award at ArtPrize 2013. He has also had performing opportunities at the School of Improvised Music (SIM) and Bang on a Can’s 2016 Summer Program.
Dutcher is an active performer in West Michigan. While at Grand Valley State University, he was a member the nationally recognized GVSU New Music Ensemble, performing at three Strange Beautiful Music Festivals in Detroit, at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Colorado College with the Bowed Piano Ensemble, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, with Cori Terry & Dancers at Wellspring Theatre, and the Music in Our Parks 2014 National Parks Tour.
He currently performs with Brad Fritcher, Benjaman James, The Underground Circus, Hannah Rose and The GravesTones and the WMU Jazz Orchestra. He is also one of the directors behind Art Music For All (AMFA), an arts organization dedicated to New Music.