BOWHUNTER is the Michigan-based square dance band formed from the driving rhythmic and melodic forces of Michael Beauchamp, Sam Cooper, Sam Herman, and Laurel Premo. With two fiddles, banjo, and guitar BOWHUNTER renders old time tunes to fuel a traditional dance floor frenzy. The group sprang from the Square Dance Kalamazoo scene, a monthly old time music & dance series that the band mates co-founded with other local dancers and players. Bowhunter is known for playing energetic dances across the midwest at venues including the Lansing Folk Festival, Bells Brewery, the Looking Glass Arts Society and more.
“This was my first chance to hear them all together and let me tell you - they get it done, and they do it right. There’s going to be plenty of good dance music in the Midwest for some time to come.” - Paul Tyler, the Volo Bogtrotters
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.