Smiling Acres Music Festival

Smiling Acres Music Festival

Check Out Smiling Acres Music Festival, July 2nd-4th 2021 in Trufant, MI

The Deep Stare

Guitarist and composer Travis Swanson (Earth Radio) broke off to start the instrumental <<thedeepstare>> project with drummer Andy Szumowski (Cameron Blake, King Possum) in 2018, and they’ve just finished their debut album, “Clarity In Chaos.” Recorded as the first full band project to get tracked at the brand new Local Legend Recording studios on Alpine & Richmond on the Westside of Grand Rapids, (recorded / mixed March – June 2021) “Clarity In Chaos” is a strong debut for the Grand Rapids band that features electric and acoustic bassist Jonathon Muir Cotton, Swanson’s gymnastic and astronomically astronautical guitar work, and Brooklyn tenor saxophone legend Igor Lumpert (InnerTextures). Guest rapper Wuzee Khufu geniusly graces an intense Lumpert original, “I Am The Spirit Of The Earth”, while Swanson takes up most of the writing duties throughout.