Saturday, March 17th is typically reserved for incredibly loud and overplayed Irish jigs to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Foundry Hall is challenging the established rules by bringing the amazing talents of "Third Coast" to the stage.
In 1992 Miles Kusik formed the Third Coast Guitar Trio with classical guitarists Jackie Zito and John Hosley. Since then they have performed across Southwest Mich., and have added Jane Vaught and Ron Cleveland to form the Third Coast Ensemble. Their instrumentation includes guitar, mandolin, mandola, octave mandola, Irish tenor banjo, concertina, harp and voice. Third Coast's purely acoustic musical styles run the gamut from classical to modern, Americana to American Songbook, novelty to swing.