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Guy Hollerin's

3600 Plymouth Rd. [map]
769-9800
hiannarbor.com/guy-hollerins-brews-blues.php

The restaurant in the North Campus Holiday Inn features music on Sat. (except holiday weekends), 8 p.m.-midnight. Cover, dancing.

 

June 3: Downriver Dan

Fiery blues-rock by this trio led by by Allen Park singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Kalicki.

June 10: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.

June 17: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 6-9 p.m.

June 24: Bobby Murray Band

R&B band led by singer-guitarist Murray, who was the regular guitarist in Etta James' band.

July 8: The Alligators

Detroit R&B and blues band.

July 15: Root Doctor

Lansing quintet led by vocalist Freddie Cunningham that plays a rich, varied blues and R&B repertoire that ranges from ZZ Hill to Billie Holiday to B. B. King to Bobby Blue Bland.

July 22: George Bedard & the Kingpins

Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard's tasty 2011 all-instrumental CD, Pickin' Apart the Past, includes "Minor Swing '65," Bedard's surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and he has a new live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie."

July 27: Laura Rain & the Caesars Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain.

July 29: Lady Sunshine & the X Band

Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band has a new CD, Big Sexee.

August 5: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.

August 12: The McKee Brothers Project

Energetic, sophisticated blend of soul, funk, blues, and gospel by this band led by brothers Denis and Ralph McKee. With vocalist Bob Schultz, keyboardists Jim Alfredson and Duncan McMillan, drummer Skeeto Valdez and slide guitarist Stan Budzinski.

August 19: Al Hill & the Love Butlers

Revamped version of this veteran local band, led by Nashville-based Ann Arbor native Hill's wailing vocals and pumping piano, that plays various forms of roots rock and soul music.

August 26: Flying Latini Brothers

Reunion of this veteran local band fronted by singer-songwriter John Latini that plays country-flavored rock, along with some Tom Waits songs and other offbeat covers.




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