Kyle Rasche // Jan Krist // Rabbit Fur

By The Stray, LLC (other events)

Saturday, January 14 2023 6:30 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Doors open at 6:30pm Performances begin at 7pm


Kyle Rasche (rhymes with “kashi”) is a Michigan songwriter who has released indie-folk music as Chain of Lakes since 2010. Building upon a string of albums, a critically acclaimed EP, and numerous collaborations - Rasche (still rhymes with “kashi”)has cemented Chain of Lakes as a dependable source of delicate, thoughtfully crafted, heart-wrenching songs.


Jan Krist was raised on rock, and cut her teeth on folk music of the 60’s and 70’s.  Her work travels from themes of social justice, to self examination, relationship, and regret, all while maintaining a sense of wonder, and a seed of hope.  
She calls her style, “Midwest urban folk.” 

”Jan Krist makes soul searching more fun than it should be…” Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Jan has twice been a finalist in the New Folk Competition, held each year at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. She has also won four Detroit Metro Music Awards, having been nominated for that honor 13 times, before moving to Fort Wayne Indiana, where she and husband, drummer, Alan Finkbeiner, currently reside.  

She is a respected songwriting workshop teacher, and teaches a songwriting workshop at the Grunewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington twice a year. She has taught songwriting at the Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs, and for Calvin College’s Faith and Writing, and Faith and others. 


Rebecca Rodriguez and Aaron Ekins are former members of the long running pop band The Icicles. They’ve left pop in the shadows with their new band, Rabbit Fur.

Occasionally joined by Anne LaGrand on cello and Matt Reidsma on mandolin, Rabbit Fur create somber, dark, folk music played with classical guitar, bass, dream like vocals and thoughtful sentiments.

All original songs written by Rabbit Fur.

Sound description:
Classical & acoustic guitar, alternate tunings, bass guitar and vocal harmonies.
Soft sound, intricate notation.

Would be filed under:
Deep dark indie