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Zou Zou's Cafe

101 N. Main, Chelsea [map]

Newly renovated and expanded café features live music most Fri. & Sat., 8-10 p.m. No cover, no dancing.


June 1: Jud Branam & Kevin Brown Jud Branam & Kevin Brown

Local alt-country duo, both singer-songwriters from Corndaddy whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo.

June 2: Ed Dupas & Andy Baker

Local Americana and folk singer-songwriter duo.

June 8: Alex & Evan Alex & Evan

Local jazz guitar duo of Alex Anest and Evan Veasey.

June 9: Mark Jewett Mark Jewett and Amy Petty

Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer-songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Opener: Amy Petty, a Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter known for her evocative songs on emotionally intimate themes.

June 15: Rochelle Clark and Jason Dennie

Double bill. Clark is a Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the Americana duo The Potter's Field, and Dennie is a local Leo Kottke- style acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and mandolinist.

June 16: Brown & Falk Brown & Falk

Originals and offbeat covers in an eclectic mix of styles from bluegrass and blues to folk and jazz by the veteran duo of singer- guitarists Rick Brown and Jack Falk.

June 22: Escaping Pavement Escaping Pavement

Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass."

June 23: Jay Stielstra Trio

Folk-country originals by this veteran local singer-songwriter, a mainstay of the local folk scene since the early 70s who is most widely known as the author of Tittabawassee Jane and other Michigan-based folk musicals. He is accompanied by vocalist Judy Banker and bassist Dave Roof.

June 29: Rollie Tussing Rollie Tussing

Local blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso.

June 30: Hero String Trio Hero String Trio

An eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and rock by the local (arithmetically aberrant) duo of guitarists Evan Veasey and Mike Steele.

July 6: John Louis Good

Jackson singer and multi-instrumentalist who plays folk and country music on guitar, harmonica, kazoo, jaw harp, and bass.

July 7: The Backeddies The Backeddies

Ypsilanti Americana-country trio of singer-songwriters Shannon Lee, Janet Benson, and John Baltic.

July 13: Team Love

Local trio led by singer-songwriter & bassist Tim Berla that plays originals and covers in an eclectic mix of styles, from jazz, swing, and Latin to country. With guitarist Kip Godwin and clarinetist & percussionist Charles Dayringer.

July 20: M22 M22

Local acoustic classic rock and country-rock cover band featuring members of the Breakers.

July 21: Amy Grace and Chey Haliwill Amy Grace and Chey Haliwill

Joint performance by Grace, a young acoustic pop-folk singer- songwriter from East Tawas whose influences range from Joni Mitchell to Sheryl Crow, and Halliwill, a Jackson pop-folk singer- songwriter who recently released his debut CD, Rewind.

July 27: Up on the Wire Up on the Wire

Jazz standards by this local fronted by vocalist Jennifer Pollard. With bassist Eric Nachtrab and guitarist Alex Anest.

July 28: San & Emily San & Emily

Duo of veteran local folk singer-songwriter San Slomovits (one half of the nationally renowned local duo Gemini) and his daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits.

August 3: 4Peace4 4Peace4

Postbop jazz by this ensemble led by local guitarist Carl Michel. With vocalist Chris McCall, saxophonist Paul VornHagen, and bassist Keith Malinowski.

August 11: Chelsea HSO Trio Chelsea HSO Trio

Classical violin and vernacular fiddle music by Chelsea High Orchestra members Madison Brodeur, Henry Surel, and Thomas Kennings.

August 17: Dave Boutette Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. Tonight he performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette.

August 18: Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi

Local husband-and-wife folk-rock duo of guitarist Keeney and vocalist Hanifi.

August 31: Natalie Palms & Friends

Ensemble led by Manchester-bred New Orleans-based folk-roots singer-songwriter and fiddler-keyboardist Natalie Mae Palms.

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