Fair Herald Spreads the News
A Chicago-Petoskey connection at Festival on the Bay
By Glen Young 8/10/09
At the beginning of their song Mythology, Fair Herald vocalist Mike Kuntz sings, Ill meet you on the other side if I make it through. The band, made up of five Chicago area friends, is hoping their music continues to make it through to an ever-widening audience.
Fair Herald will reach out to Northern Michigan audiences with shows at Petoskeys Festival on the Bay this Friday, August 14, and City Park Grill August 15.
Featured on the bands 2008 recording Familiar Streets, Mythology, showcases the groups layered, eclectic style, a sound newest member Mark Goldich says is influenced by the Chicago-area group Wilco. Their set of influences matches ours, he says, adding inspiration from The Replacements, Gram Parsons, and even Woody Guthrie.
In addition to Goldich, who plays guitar, Fair Herald features Kuntz on lead vocals, Jimmy Bloniarz on keyboards and percussion, Dave Brankin on drums, and Sean Bacastow on bass. Kuntz is the bands primary lyricist, but the others agree their songs come primarily in collaboration.