The Make-Believe Spurs

Sparkly Alt-Folk+Americana

Based in Marquette, Michigan, the Make-Believe Spurs have been performing as a band 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 can get the crowd dancing. Touring extensively with nearly 200 shows annually, they perform all over the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Their journey has taken them to the stages of venues such as Cedar Point, the Black Squirrel Bluegrass and Americana Festival, Albion College, and the Hiawatha Music Co-Op, among others. 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. Meanwhile, Mavis Farr, who honed her craft in West African drums and percussion at Oakland University, brings magic to the world as a skilled silversmith and jeweler. Together, they share a common affinity for thrifted fashion and rescue dogs.

Look for a debut album soon, and keep an eye out for the Make-Believe Spurs at a brewery, theater, or festival near you!