Grove Studios

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Established by Ann Arbor's Leon Speakers and Ypsilanti-based Grove Studios, there is a new Amplify Fellowship meant to support musicians of color living in Washtenaw County.  Lisa Barry talks with On the Ground Ypsi project manager Sarah Rigg and Maia Evans, co-founder of the fellowship, about who and what is involved.

 

Rick Coughlin / Grove Studios

Most every week, Concentrate Media puts out a story--a positive story--about the Ypsilanti area online known as “On The Ground-Ypsi.”  And most every week, we connect with the project manager of On the Ground-Ypsi, Sarah Rigg, to share that story with you, our WEMU listeners.

This week, Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg talk with Ypsi-based Grove Studios co-founder Rick Coughlin about the upcoming, socially-distant Equinox Party, featuring local bands on September 19.


#OTGYpsi: 'Plugin' Showcase Helps Local Musicians Get Their Dream Shot

Jul 24, 2019
Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Breaking into the music scene is not an easy task.  One would need talent, access to recording equipment, and personal/professional connections.  So, Eastern Michigan University doctoral candidate Rod Wallace developed the "Plugin" program, which is a series of events where aspiring musicians can show off their talents in a professional and competitive environment.  Wallace, along with Grove Studios founder and Plugin co-sponsor Rick Coughlin, talk about this project with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Rick Coughlin / Grove Studios

Music and Art.  While decidedly individual at times, collaboration is key in getting the product to market. Some of that is dependent on finding the people and places that allow for creation.  That is at the heart of Grove Studios in Ypsilanti.  Meet Rick Coughlin, a co-founder, and learn about the ongoing evolution a facility designed to put music and art out in the community.