The Make-Believe Spurs

Sparkly Alt-Folk+Americana

Based in Marquette, Michigan, the Make-Believe Spurs have been together since 2022. Drawing inspiration from artists like Chris Stapleton, the Grateful Dead, John Prine, Tyler Childers, and Nathaniel Rateliff, their versatile sound ranges from intimate harmonies to electric performances that you can dance to.

Playing nearly 200 shows a year, they have performed at venues such as Cedar Point, the Black Squirrel Bluegrass and Americana Festival, Albion College, and the Hiawatha Music Co-Op. Guitarist/vocalist Brian Wallen is a 2nd place winner of the International Blues Challenge and an avid coffee drinker. Molly Wallen, a classically trained vocalist with a background in opera, also delights in solving crossword puzzles and crocheting. Drummer/vocalist Mavis Farr performed for many years in Cry on Cue and honed her craft in West African drums and percussion at Oakland University. She also brings magic to the world as a skilled silversmith and jeweler. 

The Spurs share a passion for thrifted fashion, rescue dogs, and iced tea. Look for a debut album soon, and keep an eye out for the Make-Believe Spurs at a venue near you!