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Crazy Wisdom Tea Room

114 S. Main [map]

Tea room above Crazy Wisdom Bookstore features live music, Fri.-Sat. 8:30-10:30 p.m. No cover, no dancing.


April 4: Sue Fink

Chicago-based pop-folk singer-songwriter whose songs feature an engaging blend of wit and vulnerability.

April 5: David Roof

This veteran local bassist, who also plays guitar and trumpet, celebrates the release of Set Yourself Free, his new CD of British Invasion-influenced rock originals.

April 11: Heather Styka

Highly-regarded young pop-folk singer-songwriter from Chicago whose engagingly melodic, stylishly literate songs have provoked comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega.

April 12: Chris Degnore

Blues-flavored pop-rock singer-songwriter from Detroit.

April 18: Davey O

Poetically charged introspective songs by this veteran Americana singer-songwriter from Buffalo.

April 19: John Churchville

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

April 25: Drive South

Traverse City Americana duo of veteran finger-style guitarist and singer-songwriter Roger Brown and vocalist Mary Sue Wilkinson.

April 26: Amy Dixon-Kolar

Chicago pop-folk singer-songwriter best known for her 2009 YouTube hit "Rosa Sat-A Song for Barack Obama."

May 2: Spencer Michaud

Local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose music blends Motown, Tin Pan Alley, and folk.

May 3: The Potter's Field

Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton that's known for its gritty poetic lyrics, powerful vocal harmonies, and driving instrumental work on acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, harmonica, typical and non- typical percussion elements, and the occasional kazoo.

May 9: Kaylyn Pace

Contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter from Dexter.

May 10: Joel Palmer

Veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes.

May 16: Jason Dennie & John Holk

Detroit-area acoustic duo of Dennie, a highly regarded local acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who plays an eclectic brand of folk- based roots music in the tradition of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges, and Holk, an Ann Arbor-bred psychedelic honky- tonk singer-songwriter who's best known as the frontman of the Sequins.

May 17: John Churchville

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

May 23: Zander Michigan

The stage name of Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Zander Melidis.

May 24: Dr. Mike & the Sea Monkeys

Whitmore Lake acoustic duo whose quirky, funny, and sometimes heartrending blues and folk-style originals are based on work of the award-winning humorist and nationally syndicated columnist Mike Ball.

May 30: Hoodang

Wry, pungent alt-country by this local ensemble led by singer- songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues." With guitarist Dave Keeney, bassist Ralph McKee, and percussionist John Crawford, often along with guest vocalist Sophia Hanifi. The band recently released the superb CD, Blissfield.

May 31: Mark Dignam

Introspective pop-folk by this Dublin-bred singer-songwriter who now lives in Pittsburgh.

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