Overview: Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Common Shiner began with college friends Morgan Foster and Tim Haig, who shared the desire to create music that would serve to be both meaningful and fun. After Tim moved to Pittsburgh, other guys joined to round the band out. Morgan's acoustic rock is now fully realized with Andrew Huisjen on electric guitar, Vijay Bangalore on drums, and Michael James Brooks on keys.
After that line-up was finalized in March of 2006, the group released their debut full-length, So Long..., the following June, commemorated by an outdoor concert at Rosa Parks Circle. In the fall of 2006, the band made leaps and bounds in their career, playing shows up to three times a week, and opening for national acts such as Tim Reynolds, Flickerstick, and This World Fair. They were also chosen to showcase at Midpoint Music Festival in September of 2006, and slowly began playing multiple shows outside of the Grand Rapids area, going as far as Detroit, Chicago, and Cincinnati.
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From: Kentwood, MI Format: Adult, Alternative, Country, Rock Plays: 26 Plays Today: 0