COMPANY OF STRANGERS
Company of Strangers first began performing in 1995, focusing predominantly on their Celtic repertoire, which they featured at their yearly stint of St. Patrick's Day shows. They took time to hone their vocal harmonies and diverse instrumentation, developing a style and flair that turned these classic songs into something uniquely their own.
The five members began practicing year round, incorporating original material that found it's way onto their 2001 release "Scranton County Fair." The CD featured a blend of bluegrass, Celtic, Country, folk rock and four part harmonies. Response from the CD and live performances was favorable, resulting in recognition as one of the areas best folk bands by the Detroit News and Free Press, as well as several nominations from the Detroit Music Awards.
A line up change shortly after the release of the CD resulted in a sound that leaned even further into bluegrass. New material quickly made it onto the set list. The energy at the live performances, and rapport with the audiences intensified, and the songs were well received. Twelve of these songs are featured on their 2004 self-titled release.
Company of Strangers continues to expand its fan base, bringing their brand of contemporary American folk to listeners, young and old. Songs from both releases have been featured on local FM radio, helping to introduce their sound to an even larger audience. They are currently performing in support of the new CD and are focusing on college, concert and festival venues for the upcoming year.
This in one incredible band. They have a unique instrumental sound, combined with four part harmonies that give you a full rounded musical experience
Aside from being great musicians and vocalists, they are a great bunch of people. Whenever a community event is happening, they are right there stepping in.
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1456 Dorothea Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
248-827-8297 business hours
248-398-8406 eves and wk'ends