An Evening in Hell with Kinks and the Krew

Smitty's Dam Site Inn

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Smitty's Dam Site Inn Photo: Janea YagerLil' Devil X-ing Photo: Janea Yagerthrough out the bar Photo: Janea YagerKinks Photo: Darlene Yagerthe Krew (Bruce--my hubby) Photo: Darlene Yagerthe Krew (Paul) Photo: Darlene YagerMy Daughter and her friend Dancing Photo: Darlene Yager
Smitty's Dam Site Inn Photo: Janea Yager
Smitty's Dam Site Inn Photo: Janea Yager
Lil' Devil X-ing Photo: Janea Yager
Lil' Devil X-ing Photo: Janea Yager
through out the bar Photo: Janea Yager
through out the bar Photo: Janea Yager
Kinks Photo: Darlene Yager
Kinks Photo: Darlene Yager
the Krew (Bruce--my hubby) Photo: Darlene Yager
the Krew (Bruce--my hubby) Photo: Darlene Yager
the Krew (Paul) Photo: Darlene Yager
the Krew (Paul) Photo: Darlene Yager
My Daughter and her friend Dancing Photo: Darlene Yager
My Daughter and her friend Dancing Photo: Darlene Yager

Kinks and the Krew @ the Dam Site Inn

I have mentioned to a few hubbers that I would write about being the wife of a musician. I thought this might be a good starting point since Kinks and the Krew just performed again in Hell, Michigan at Smitty's Dam Site Inn this July (of 2010).

Kinks and the Krew are always well received at Smitty's. This place is usually quite relaxed and yet the dance floor is most often filled when Kinks and the Krew play there. It seems most everyone is there to relax and have a good time. There are a lot of regulars who obviously frequent the bar and then there are the vacationers. If you ride motorcycle this is a great place to meet up with other bikers. If you feel like drinking a few in the open air there are picnic tables out front. *(Just don't take any glasses or bottles outside the bar.)

The Music

The guys play covers of many favorite songs from the Classic Rock era. Mostly top forties of Rock and Rock and Roll music. Songs that we don't want to ever die such as: Mustang Sally , Old Time Rock and Roll , Brown Eyed Girl , Brick House , Play That Funky Music , I'll Be Doggone , just to name a few. Below are some videos from a former performance at the Dam Site. I hope you enjoy them.

The Krew - Bruce

One of the members of Kinks and the Krew is my husband, Bruce Yager. He has appeared at Smitty's in a few different bands, such as: Kinks and the Krew, The Headliners, The Billy Mack Band and probably my favorite band, Another Round. Of these bands Kinks was also in three of them and Paul in two.

*Bruce plays bass guitar and sings lead and backup vocals.

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

The Krew - Paul

Paul Majeske has been in several different bands with Bruce. Two of them featured at The Dam Site often. Another Round was a big hit here as well as Kinks and the Krew.

*Paul plays electric guitar and sings lead and backup vocals.

You've Really Got A Hold On Me

Kinks

Terry Heiss (Kinks) Played in The Billy Mack Band, and The Headliners with Bruce as well as Kinks and the Krew. Kinks is well known at Smitty's.

*Kinks --plays the drums, sings lead and back up vocals.

But It's Alright

Personality

Each member brings a different and unique personality to the band. Often times they have guest singers and/or musicians and this adds extra flavor to the band. Jenny Russell is often a guest singer and she is awesome. When she gets done belting a couple songs out the crowd can't praise her enough.

You will find other good bands at Smitty's but if you get a chance to see Kinks and the Krew you are in for a real treat!

Covers

For more covers by Kinks and the Krew visit Youtube.com

Go To Hell

There is some good food at Smitty's and it is a great place to spend Halloween.

Head on over to Smitty's Dam Site and check it out. So the next time someone tells you to go to hell, you can tell them you have been there and back.

Where It's At

A marker4095 Patterson Lake Road Pinckney, MI -
4095 Patterson Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169, USA
[get directions]

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cindy 6 years ago

awesome job and totally agree with all that you said keep up the great job !


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Cindy!


Kinks 6 years ago

Hey this is pretty cool. We did surpass 3000 views on YOUTUBE for "But It's Alright"

Thanks


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Yes we did! I saw that the last time you sent me the email about it, you were over by 3 then. That is what made me think to do this article. I need some info from the guys though to make it a much better article. :)


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epigramman 6 years ago

....you have rocked my world with this hub which I would call a labor of love - coming from you - I guess it's a case of being in the moment and enjoying not only the people and the ambience but the 'live' music.

I am a master musicologist myself so there are many many stories of people all over this world who were touched by their love of music. Joy to the world!!!!!


Jen 6 years ago

Aw...thanks! I miss the guys...& You, need to get together!


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Sure do you need to come out and sing when they play there this month.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

There is nothing like live music to enhance a good time!


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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan Author

That is right Dolores! As a matter of fact I will be going to enjoy my husband in this band at Smitty's this weekend and the next weekend.

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