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Patrick Martin’s music career began playing solo acoustic shows in Hillsdale for his friends and family. After time away devel­oping his talent, he’ll be coming back home with his band to play for a crowd at the Dawn Theater.

Martin’s band “Parasol” will be playing with “Ghost in the Attic” on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dawn Theater.

“It is the thing I’ve always wanted to do,” Martin said. “When I was really little, I thought it would be really sweet to play an actual show in Hillsdale. I’m looking forward to playing more orig­inals and less cover stuff.”

There will be a $5 cover at the door. “Ghosts in the Attic” is coming from Springport, Mich., and has a notable local audience.

“Parasol” is on an East Coast to West Coast tour and made Hillsdale their Midwest stop. The band has four members and describes itself as an “upbeat alter­native rock group.”

“Things have been pretty fast-paced,” Martin said. “I’m excited to show off the new material to everybody.”

 

 — Casey Harper