Friday Dec 20, 2013
Blind Pig: The Ben Daniels Band
Chelsea Americana folk-rock quintet led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniels, whose influences range from Robert Johnson to Dylan to Jack White. Opening acts are Cold Tone Harvest, a Plymouth acoustic roots music trio led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth, and Nick Shaheen & Associates, a Chicago Americana quintet led by singer-songwriter Shaheen.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: 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.
Elks Lodge: Tim Haldeman Trio
Blues- and bebop-based jazz in a variety of styles and forms by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Haldeman.
Habitat Lounge: Chateau
Veteran pop dance band.
Katie's Food and Spirits: Diana LaFuente Band
Howell quartet led by former Bluescasters vocalist LaFuente that plays blues, hard country, and classic rock.
Live: 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," his surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and he has a brand-new live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie." 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: The Alligators
Detroit R&B and blues band.
Mash: The Wine Bar Duo
Vintage Americana and contemporary songs of all sorts by the local duo of pianist Jacob Sayraf and vocalist and ukulele player William Bennett. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Isosceles
Versatile local acoustic trio that plays a mix of jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk. With vocalist Shekinah Errington, bassist Tim Berla, and guitarist Jim Cooney.
Woodruff's: Evening in Red
Milan alternative rock trio. Opening acts are The Flips, a Chicago rock quintet, and Good Day Good Sir, Grand Rapids emo-rock trio.
World of Beer: Sarah Sherrard Band
Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Sherrard.