“I still think the revolution is to make the world safe for poetry, meandering, for the frail and vulnerable, the rare and obscure, the impractical and local and small…” - Rebecca Solnit

In the waning days of summer in 2014, we purchased a wasted acre of land on an ambling road called Olive Branch in the rural township of Galien, Michigan. As we embarked on a multi-year project to restore this patch of land and see what we could make of a life out in the countryside, our minds drifted often to Solnit’s idea of tiny revolutions, and we came to consider the everyday as our site, medium, and muse. We knew from the outset that we wanted to create a multi-purpose space capable of accommodating a wide range of activities, so with this in mind as we designed our home we made half of the house a large open room that we call, The Storehouse.

The Storehouse is a platform that we began experimenting with on New Years Day 2017. The premise is simple: invite people over, ask them to bring a dish and a bottle to share and cash for the artists, and infuse the space with community, art, and a sense of ease. We find that house concerts are a perfect vehicle for these goals. Our gatherings have hosted performances by William Tyler, James Elkington. Sue Garner, 75 Dollar Bill, Mind Over Mirrors, Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, In Tall Buildings, BItchin Bajas, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg, The Alan Lomax Archive, Steve Gunn, Sachiko Kanenobu and Abra Berens.

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We are very excited to present Storehouse 010 - Garlic Fest on Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Our second annual garlic fest will feature music by guitarist William Tyler and, of course, a garlic-centric potluck feast!

By mid-July, garlic season will be in full swing around Harbor Country, so we are taking inspiration from Chez Panisse’s annual Bastille Day garlic festival and Les Blank’s remarkable documentary, Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers, to bring you a something just as charming and delicious.

Tickets are $20 and you can purchase them here.

This is a BYOB & potluck event, and we encourage everyone to make their favorite garlic-based dishes as we celebrate summertime in Harbor Country. This will be a rain or shine event.  If it is raining (which it won’t be), we will move everything inside. 

  • Potluck @ 5pm

  • William Tyler @ 7:00pm

  • All times are EST

  • All Sales Are Final. Sorry, No Refunds.

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The Storehouse is excited to have back our dear friend William Tyler as he plays songs from his critically acclaimed new album, Goes West, out on Merge Records.

"With Goes West, Tyler’s fourth solo album, he’s written the prettiest, simplest songs of his career. Compared to the psychedelic epics on 2016's Modern Country, these compositions show their cards quickly, with many sticking to traditional verse-chorus structures, and they play like balms. If so many of Tyler’s records have found him loading up the trunk, inviting you into the passenger seat, and heading some place new, then Goes West is more like finding a remote spot to park for a while and taking in the sunset." - Sam Sodomsky / Pitchfork

Previous Events:

009 - Steve Gunn / Sachiko Kanenobu / Abra Berens - April 20, 2019

008 - Bitchin Bajas / In Tall Buildings - January 1st, 2019

007 - Life As We Know It: A Storehouse Project at Millersville University - October 23rd to December 16th, 2018

006 - Joan Shelley / Nathan Salsburg / Footage from the Alan Lomax Archive - July 22nd, 2018

005 - Gunn-Truscinski Duo / Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - April 22nd, 2018

004 - Mind Over Mirrors / Treasures Of The Tocovava Live w/ curator Joe Puleo - January 1st, 2018

003 - 75 Dollar Bill / Sue Garner - April 9th, 2017

002 - Aram Han Sifuentes - February 18th, 2017

001 - William Tyler / James Elkington - January 1st, 2017