The Beaumier Coffee House Series begins its third season with a performance by two amazing acoustic groups from Marquette featuring original songs and great grooves on Saturday, September 6 at 7p.m. The evening will begin with a performance by the duo of Kerry Yost and Dylan Trost. They will be followed by the acoustic swing band, Nick Adams & the Aral Sea Divers. The performances will take place in the Wahtera Pavilion on the campus of Northern Michigan University, which is located next to Lee Hall. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. In the case of bad weather, the performance will be moved to the Peter White Lounge of the Don H. Bottum University Center.
Kerry Yost and Dylan Trost (MALAMUTE) are musicians from the Marquette area and are lovers of old-timey music, blues, and rock n’ roll. These influences can be heard in their experimental instrumentals and eccentric, folky songwriting.
Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers was formed over the winter of 2014 when Aaron O’Brien, guitarist and vocals, discovered clarinetist Audra Hagan. They immediately bonded over their love for 1930s big band jazz and soon enough found bass player Dan Zini, drummer Phil Kessel, and Trombonist Roscoe Schieler. The group began making surprise appearances at the Blackrocks and Ore Dock breweries, eventually sharing the stage once with Violinist Matt Mitchell, whom they never let go of. Over the summer they recruited Lucas Lafave on upright bass, and since then the group has gone full swing, (no pun intended) playing various events such as wedding receptions, retirement homes, fundraisers, The Marquette Farmers Market, and frequently appearing at local bars. The appeal of the Sea Divers comes from their ability to play timeless and sentimental music in a refreshing and upbeat way.