Shantyland

An exciting musical collaboration steeped in tradition
and driven by a mutual passion for music history

Shantyland

An exciting musical collaboration steeped in tradition
and driven by a mutual passion for music history

Shantyland

An exciting musical collaboration
steeped in tradition and driven
by a mutual passion for music history

The West Michigan music scene is no stranger to collaboration, and it was only a matter of time before friends and fellow Grand Rapids-based musicians Michael Dause (Treeskin, Moss Manor, The Accidentals) and Ben Traverse (Earthwork Music Collective), teamed up for a special collaboration.

Album cover of Songs of the Lakes Rivers and Seas: Shanties, Forecastle Songs, and Other Maritime Ballads, a collaboration with Michael Dause

The debut album is out everywhere!

Starting in 2019, the duo spent time at the Earthwork Farm and at their houses recording a selection of traditional sea shanties and lake ballads with a couple of originals sprinkled in.

Shantyland on the Clean Water Campaign’s State of Water podcast!