Dierks Bentley Live in Traverse City, Michigan, 8-24-2012
On our latest jaunt outside of Southeast Michigan we had the great pleasure of taking in the 4th Annual Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival on the grounds of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, more familiarly known to locals as the Old State Hospital. In addition to numerous purveyors of inebriating imbibables the festival also featured: 1) better than expected festival style dishes prepared by Lulu’s Bistro & Siren Hall, both located in nearby Elk Rapids, plus TC’s own House of Doggs, 2) beautiful scenery in the form of classic, fully renovated architectural masterpieces designed by early Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd, but most captivating of all, 3) an excellent live performance by Capitol Records recording artist Dierks Bentley on the fest’s opening day, August 24th.
Bentley’s prolific career barely spans a decade but already includes 18 Billboard Country chart hits including these lovelies captured on video by I Love Detroit Michigan: “Feel That Fire”, “Am I The Only One”, “Up On The Ridge” and “The Woods”. Bentley also performed the three songs he is perhaps most well-known for, “Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go)”, “Come A Little Closer” and “What Was I Thinking”, but sadly, we weren’t quick enough on the draw to get ’em all. Sigh. In 2005 Bentley became the third youngest musician ever to be named a member of Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry. ~I♥DM