· By John Frazier

Welcome American Opera to the Spartan Family!

We’re so excited to officially welcome American Opera to the Spartan family! American Opera is the brainchild of Brooklyn, NY singer-songwriter John Bee and we'll be releasing his debut album Small Victories later this Spring. Stay tuned for new music and more info soon and catch American Opera this week at SXSW, on tour this Spring with Carter Hulsey, and at Bledfest this May!

American Opera has toured the U.S. and Canada as both a solo act and with a full band, playing shows with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Cursive, Murder By Death, Owen, and William Elliott Whitmore, as well as featured performances at SXSW and the Vans Warped Tour.

Praise for American Opera:

"If there is any hope for the future of acoustic folk music, it lies within the chest (or brain) of John Bee." — MidwestAXN

"John Bee has already displayed the kind of musical chops veterans of his genre hope to possess." — Under The Gun Review

Tour Dates (w/ Carter Hulsey)

3/17 - SXSW - Stephen F’s Bar - Austin, TX
3/22 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO 

3/23 - The Rusty Needle - Hutchinson, KS 

3/24 - The Whiskey House - Ankeny, IA 

3/25 - The Tank Room - Kansas City, MO 

3/26 - TBA - St. Louis, MO 

3/27 - The Warming House - Minneapolis, MN

3/28 - Crescendo Music Bar & Cafe - Madison, WI 

3/29 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI 

3/30 - The Wire - Chicago, IL 

3/31 - Robin Theater - Lansing, MI 

4/01 - Fischer Hall - Frankenmuth, MI 

4/02 - Mahall's Locker Room - Lakewood, OH 

4/03 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA 

4/04 - The 4th Street Bar - Mansfield, OH 

4/06 - The Basement - Nashville, TN 

4/07 - Embers Venue - Rensselaer, IN 

4/08 - Fountain Square Brewery - Indianapolis, IN
5/21 - Bledfest - Howell, MI

Follow American Opera on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and head to the official website for additional info!