- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Guitarist Hayes Griffin and mandolinist Nate Roberts are leading the charge in West Michigan’s progressive acoustic music scene. With over 30 years of combined experience in the world of folk and traditional music, Hayes and Nate blend influences such as bluegrass, jazz, Irish, and classical to create a truly unique sound. Together, they take acoustic music to a new world of improvisation and virtuosity!
Nate Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Westfield, NY. who earned his Masters degree in Jazz Performance and received a scholarship for Mandolin Performance for the Berklee College of Music. Hayes earned an MM in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory. Currently, Hayes teaches History of Rock and Roll at Grand Valley State University and runs Built to Last Music Notes, LLC, a transcription and music publishing service.
Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Museum auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information on the featured acts and a full series schedule, visit www.ginridge.com/extras/music-at-the-museum.