Josh White, Jr. this afternoon at Sleder's!

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joshSLEDERThe best possible place you can be at 4 pm today is sitting ON THE PORCH at Sleder's watching Josh warm up for his incredible show he is about to begin!

Philadelphia Inquirer says:  "The musical highlight of the evening was Josh White, Jr.' s set of sophisticated blues-based guitar playing and vocals. White has the harmonic finesse of a jazz performer, and his style is still one of the most recognizable and polished sounds in all folk music."

See you there!

Be Our Valentine!

valentine_lace_6Bring your special valentine to SLEDER'S for a great time!

is the place to celebrate this romantic holiday!. Not only do we have fantastic appetizers to go with our ice-cold beer..we have grilled steaks, giant burgers, home cut fries and all the latest Michigan Sports!  If that doesn't find a special spot in your Valentine's heart for you... we have  an incredible 21 foot bar and a moose to kiss for luck. MEET ME LATER!  

Josh White To Perform at Sleder's


Sunday, February 28th
4 pm
On The Porch

As a concert artist, Josh, Jr. has performed on the world's greatest stages of four continents, including Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Odeon Hammersmith Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Madison Square Garden to name a few.

From 1963 through the 80s, Josh headlined more than 2000 college concerts. At the peak of this folk boom, in the mid 60s through the late 70s, Josh was considered one of NACA's most celebrated and honored performing artist. C. Shaw Smith, from Davidson College, North Carolina, penned him the 'Dean of College Concert Attractions'.

Below is a review of the artist from earlier years....

 "The triumph of Josh White was not only his music, but his wide-reaching social contributions, especially those that broke down color barriers leading to further southern desegregation. His musical contributions are the root stock of early folk and acoustic blues -- equally important to the development of blues in the Delta and the early folk scene in Greenwich Village.

This release is a tribute by Josh White Jr. to his father, whom he often performed with in his youth. The closing cut is a 1945 live Armed Forces Radio Show featuring the five-year old Josh White Jr. and his father performing. The interpretations of many of his father's songs, including "House of the Rising Sun," are near dead-ringers. Ten of the twelve tunes here are by the father, Josh White. The other two poignant songs include one the senior performed at many shows; "Strange Fruit" talks of racial lynchings, speaking plainly of black bodies hanging from southern poplar trees. Reemphasizing the senior's innovative chording and phrasings, Josh White Jr. (now fifty-four years old) is the best testament to the immensely historic contributions of his father.

A master of vocal inflection and involvement, Josh White Jr. pushes his envelope and shows why he is considered one of music's premiere vocalists and performers. In the shadow of his father, Josh White Jr. invokes the presence of the senior, making music for the masses and masses for the music. These simple acoustic renditions will reveal layer after layer of intrinsically belabored design; pure, unadulterated chords and notes, along with deeply intense lyrics, characterize each tune.

This disc warrants awards, rave reviews, and all the attention possible! Solid folk/blues, nothing short of magnificent."
-Mark A. Cole Big City Blues

Louan Lechler CD Release Party at Sleder's Tavern

LechlerPosterBringing home-grown Michigan music to THE PORCH!
On January 31, Louan Lechler, from Elk Rapids, MI, will be performing at Sleder's Tavern, the oldest restaurant in all of Michigan!

Join Randolph and his friends, as we celebrate Louan's latest CD RELEASE!
Starting at 4pm, on the Porch, we hope to see you there!