Deacon Earl and the Congregation

Deacon Earl and the Congregation photo by Beige Planet Photography

Friday, Sept 16, 2016
5:00 to 6:00 pm
MICA (South) Stage

The band consists of Lansing, MI natives Jordan Kimmey (drums) and Deacon Earl (guitar, uke, bass and vocals) and Ohio native Roger “Kidd Cincinnati” Gentry (harmonica and vocals). They will be performing without their bassist, Albion, Michigan’s Ronnie “Coach” Parker, going back to their original 3-piece formation for a night. The band gets their sound from miscellaneous genres, resulting in a nice blend of traditional folk, gospel and other roots/Americana music as well as the sounds of the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi Hills regions. You can also hear reggae and traces of honky-tonk and rock & roll in their music. Aside from their duties in The Congregation, all members participate in other bands, spanning multiple instruments and genres.