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      Bluegrass with a little bit of rock 'n' roll

      If you like the sound of bluegrass music with a hint of rock 'n' roll, you might want to head to the Orpheum Theater in Hancock.

      The bluegrass band called Chasin' Steel has been together for over a decade.

      Adam Carpenter is one of the four members in the band, and he said they have more of a progressive and contemporary type of sound with a number of songs that relate to the outdoors.

      "We have a lot of songs about going fishing. That's just the typical theme that runs throughout our band, especially fly fishing. Then there's other songs that are just fun. For instance, Drink My Dinner is a silly little song about beer and love gone wrong," said Carpenter.

      Chasin' Steel is a band made up of acoustic instruments, including the mandolin, to keep the beat.

      "In traditional structure of bluegrass, the mandolin sort of is the percussion. I think it definitely rounds out the bluegrass sound because we don't have any drums," Carpenter said.

      Chasin' Steel will play Saturday, December 14 at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock, and Michael Shup, owner of the venue, said the first time he heard Chasin' Steel he was amazed.

      "The talent is incredible; the feel of the music, the fun of the music is second to none," said Shup.

      Upcoming Performances:

      Friday at Flanigan's in Marquette from 6 to 9 p.m.

      Saturday at the Orpheum in Hancock at 8 p.m. Tickets $10