This Sunday! The Dūges Open for Legendary Folk Troubadour Bill Staines

March 28, 2019

Spring is here and music is in the air! Come delight in the glory of it this Sunday, March 31 on the porch at Sleder’s! The Dūges will be opening for legendary folk troubadour Bill Stains at 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now. 

The Dūges, Garrison Wilson and Doug Moser, are a musical duo whose selections range from classic folk, rock, and pop to Appalachian gospel. Garrison, a student of choral singing, is a recent transplant from the Western Slope of Colorado.  Doug has played and sung in local groups for several decades.  Backing each other up on guitar, bass, and percussion, The Dūges specialize in following their muse of spirited harmonies — always in the forefront. 

As part of Sleder’s “On the Porch” concert series, The Dūges will play an opening set for singer-songwriter Bill Staines.

From the poster: 

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, from the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was “simply Boston’s best performer,” Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. 

Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. 

Bill’s music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventures of the Yukon, or the everyday workers that make up this land. 

Read more on Randolph’s blog from March 9.

Tickets for Bill Staines with Opening Act: The Dūges

$20 in advance  | $25 at the door

  • Sleder’s Tavern,  717 Randolph St., Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Oryana Food Coop, 260 E Tenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Brilliant Books, 118 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • For more info or to reserve tickets by phone with a credit card ($1 surcharge), call Sleder’s at 231-947-9213. 


Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET



The Porch at Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph, TC, MI.

Sleder’s indoor porch is an ideal, acoustic listening room and intimate concert setting with table service for drinks and dining.

The On the Porch Concert Series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a concert in a club atmosphere.  It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.  

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