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Crazy Wisdom Tea Room

114 S. Main [map]

Tea room above Crazy Wisdom Bookstore features live music, Fri.-Sat. 8-10 p.m. No cover, no dancing.


August 4: Annie Capps Annie Capps

Local singer-songwriter and electric guitarist who writes thoughtful, distinctively personal, warmly exuberant folk-rock songs that are both musically sophisticated and down-home. She's accompanied by her husband, guitarist Rod Capps.

August 5: Shannon Lee & the Backeddies.

Ypsilanti Americana-country trio led by singer-songwriter Lee, a vocalist with the local pop dance band Hullabaloo.

August 11: Bill Edwards Bill Edwards

Local country singer-songwriter, 1989 winner of the Billboard Country Songwriting Contest, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, "What's I Do," was featured in the HBO series True Blood.

August 11: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. Tonight Churchville and his guests, who include members of the local Indian music group Sumkali, celebrate the 100th of his monthly Crazy Wisdom performances.

August 18: Dan Hazlett Dan Hazlett

This Detroit-area singer-songwriter and guitarist plays an eclectic mix of blues-, R&B-, folk-, and jazz-influenced originals on topics that range from the outlandish to the sublime.

August 19: Bob Young & John Finan

Duo of Detroit-area singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Young and Canton country-tinged folk-pop singer-songwriter Finan.

August 25: Guy Anderson Russo

Pittsburgh folk singer-songwriter whose songs are known for their philosophical lyricism.

August 26: Angela Predhomme

This Detroit-area singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is joined by some of her musical friends in pop, folk, and soft rock songs.

September 1: Terry Birkett

Longtime Livonia Americana guitarist and songwriter.

September 2: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter.

September 8: John Finan & Sharon Tse

Singer-songwriter duo. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country-tinged folk-pop, and Tse is a young singer-songwriter whose repertoire ranges from confessional folk-pop to jazz-inflected songs.

September 9: Taller Than They Appear

Quartet of veteran area singer-songwriters who accompany each other with soulful vocal harmonies and on an eclectic array of instruments, from bells, bongos, woodblocks, washboards and whistles to guitars, violins, and ukuleles. Members are Jere Stormer, Bobby Pennock, Sigrid Christiansen, and Lauren Crane.

September 15: Luti Erbeznik

Waterford singer-songwriter whose music draws on rock, classical, and Yugoslav folk music influences and who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake.

September 16: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music.

September 22: George Heritier

Oak Park acoustic Americana singer-songwriter who specializes in songs about living in Michigan. He has a recent CD, In My Element.

September 23: Charlie Mosbrook

Popular Cleveland pop-folk singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo, and assorted other instruments.

September 29: John Latini

Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs.

September 30: Judy Insley

Veteran Oakland County pop-folk singer-songwriter.

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