Live Music by Rustic Heart
This year, we will welcome Rustic Heart back with their selections of songs ranging from Celtic to Mountain to Country music. The opportunity to watch them perform is worth a trip to the festival in itself! Kelly Shively and Norm Hausler are a pair of seasoned musicians who have played with many Northern Michigan musicians and also performed on their own as solo singer/instrumentalists. Kelly brings her original songs of family and home, along with her interpretations of traditional mountain music.
Norm's deep baritone voice lends itself to country classics and his own original songs. He is enjoying learning to accompany Kelly with mountain-modal tunings on his guitar, while Kelly surprises with turns on her fiddle, harp, banjo and a variety of other instruments.
These two Northern Michiganders have combined their talents to form the duet Rustic Heart. The feeling is one of home when they play together, and we're in for a wonderful treat as they provide our music.