Welcome to Acoustic Michigan!
Musical themes on this site include Tall Ships, Shipwrecks, Hemingway, Great Lakes, Michigama, Worldview and a New Nick Adams Story. They are presented through acoustic guitar, and each is expanded on below. Selections are available for play and/or download along the right hand side.
The Tall Ships collection is primarily centered around the Tall Ships of Michigan, which sail all summer long. Covering both the Sunrise side to Sunset side; Upper Peninsula too. Out of Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron.
The shipwreck collection consists of selected shipwreck stories and tragic incidents that have occurred on the Great Lakes, including the Eastland which lost more passengers than the Titanic. And the Great Storm of 1913 that took down 12 ships and 248 sailor were lost. Each story is of compelling interest.
The Hemingway collection of songs are based upon the life cycle of a man as revealed in Hemingway's collection of writings known as the Nick Adams Stories, and culminating in Hemingway's crowning achievement in literature, The Old Man & the Sea, for which Hemingway ultimately was awarded The Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize.
Images of the Great Lakes
This collection is explore the things the Great Lakes that make possible the waves & breeze of the blue waters, surfing, shoreline driving, and dune climbing & hiking.
The songs about people, places and things of Mystic Michigan including Buster Keaton, Hemingway, Paul Bunyan, the Might Mac Bridge, Idlewild, and Blue Waters.
New Nick Adams Story
This New Nick Adams Story is rooted in a life long connection to Hemingway that started on July 2nd 1961. It carves a path through Hemingway's works from Nick Adams to the Old Man & The Sea who the people call Santiago. It is an effort to draw attention to how Hemingway wrote the life cycle of a man through Nick Adams, with it culminating in his crowning achievement in literature. In doing so he fulfilled his expressed desire to his father to write the truth, and his mother's wish for him to use his talents to advance the Kingdom of God here on Earth, making it a study in providence.