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July 18, 19, & 20, 2024!

Shawn Butzin

Shawn Butzin is an award-winning folk songwriter from Traverse City, MI. After his father passed away, Shawn returned home from Colorado to Michigan. In that first year back, he spent many days hiking and foraging Northern Michigan’s trails and campsites. This was when Shawn decided to put pen to paper to help with his mourning. Shawn realized he had an entire album’s worth of material from these excursions, and this is where Butzin’s debut solo album, Northern Trails, originated.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “Butzin will be sure to captivate you immediately with his mid-range vocals, which is the sweet spot.” Winner of Nashville’s ‘Ear to the Ground’ songwriter contest, Shawn has been featured in Relix Magazine, on numerous folk and Americana blogs, and on several college radio stations. Roots journal No Depression says, “Tom Petty fans now have a new artist to love.” So if you’re looking for folk music with a blend of country, Butzin will surely deliver nicely.