Red Sea Pedestrians

Red Sea Pedestrians, Corn Fed Girls

On Saturday, Aug 10 at Bell's Eccentric Café, The Red Sea Pedestrians and the Corn Fed Girls will unite to perform The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road.  Musicians Mike Fuerst and Ian Gorman tell Cara Lieurance about what the album means to them personally, and how the two bands came together to unravel the album and knit it back together, by sharing singing and playing duties amongst themselves. Each group will play a solo set before performing Abbey Road. The album turns 50 years old in September. 

Cara Lieurance

The eclectic Kalamazoo band Red Sea Pedestrians is celebrating its first decade with a new album, See Through The Eyes of Osiris. Prior to the CD release event at Bell's Eccentric Café on June 25, the six musicians joined Cara Lieurance for live music in the studio at WMUK. 


Jay Gavan/Robert Shimmin

If you follow music in Kalamazoo, you might recognize Jay Gavan’s name from any one of several prominent local bands.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If there’s one thing artists hate it’s thinking inside the box. But that’s not a problem for musicians from the Red Sea Pedestrians and Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers. They’re reaching outside their comfort zones with their collaboration “Old World New,” which premieres Thursday through Sunday.

Mazawi and Casey Bernhard

Tonight the Red Sea Pedestrians trek back to Western Michigan University for a performance at the School of Music. All 6 members of the eclectic klezmer-swing-folk band are WMU alumni. Ian Gorman tells Cara Lieurance about the band’s origins, the development of its unique and versatile style, and the influence of regional stories and folklore from Michigan in their music. This is the first performance featuring new drummer/percussionist Ben Lau.