Announcing the 2012 Afternoon Musical Guests: The Faux Grass Quartet!

Due to scheduling conflicts, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will not be able to make the festival this year. However, we are pleased to announce the Faux Grass Quartet will be kicking it for the afternoon music and for the afterglow party at the Cabbage Shed.

Faux Grass Quartet Water Festival

The Faux Grass Quartet plays 12:20PM at the Frankfort-Elberta High School and at 10PM at the Cabbage Shed in Elberta on April 14th. Photo by Meryl Estes.

The Fauxgrass Quartet’s riveting originality has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2010 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to traditional music, Faux Grass Quartet’s performances seem to freely flow between genres with truly enjoyable instrumental communication.

The current members consist of Adam Balcer (guitar, vocals), Tim McKay (bass, vocals), Joey Schultz (banjo, vocals) and Jason Wheeler (mandolin, vocals). They have toured extensively through the mid-west and northeast coast, as well as establishing themselves as a regular presence in the Michigan music scene. They’ll be releasing their debut album in the winter of 2011/2012 and are continuing to build momentum as their unique songwriting and fun performances find enthusiastic reception around the region. FQ’s creative approach to a familiar musical style is a breath of fresh air, and something worth experiencing for the acoustic music lover.

Timothy McKay

Timothy McKay Bass

Joey Schultz

Joey Schultz Banjo, Vocals

Jason Wheeler

Jason Wheeler Mandolin, Vocals

Adam Balcer

Adam Balcer Guitar, Vocals

Faux Grass Quartet’s band members have, and continue to study with the likes of Don Steirnberg (jazz/swing mandolinist), Bill Keith (creator of “keith-banjo style” and Don Julin (composer/mandolinist) , teach music lessons, perform with several other arrangements, including Glean Infusion and Karisa Wilson ( and are actively involved in the Michigan musical community.

Follow the band:

  • Faux Grass Quartet’s Website
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