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Steve Richards of Taproot at the Machine Shop.

When Taproot reformed and announced they’d be back with a new album and tour, Flint’s Machine Shop was one of the first dates to go on sale. Three shows sold out quickly. Since, they’ve booked shows in other areas of the country. But it was a sort of homecoming as the Michigan boys played the Shop Friday, Saturday and Sunday to wrap up their record release weekend.

I was up in the U.P. last week, but on the way home Friday, I swung by the venue to see the guys as they were loading in and getting ready for show number one. It was great to see them getting ready to rock the stage as their album SC/SSRS dropped the same day.

Machine Shop owner Kevin Zink told me the shows were awesome. “Three nights of Taproot, sold out! It doesn’t get much better than Michigan bands and fans getting together to celebrate live music!” I wish I could’ve seen them all, but it wasn’t in the cards. I’m glad I made it out Sunday night.

Speaking of Michigan bands, Eva Under Fire was one of the opening bands. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them live, so it was cool to see how they’ve grown onstage and with their songwriting. Killer band, go see them when they play near you.

On a side note, it was great to catch up with Thom Hazaert. It’s been too long, brother.

If you missed the shows, you can see them when they play District 142 in Wyandotte on December 9th!

Check out some pictures from the Machine Shop photo genius, Jeff “Minty” Mintline. Thanks Minty!


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