Saturday Mar 1, 2014
Blind Pig: Nickie P
Popular soul-inflected hip-hop singer and rapper from Milford. Opening acts are Detroit hip-hop MC The King James Dillinger, the Raleigh-bred, Detroit-based hip-hop MC and turntablist Mr. Demented, local hip-hop singer- songwriter Mike Burner, and local hip-hop DJ Dick Jones.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson & Friends
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist, who is joined by bassist Will Austin, and other friends TBA.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Creole du Nord
Manchester-based Cajun & Creole dance quintet. 8-11 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Joshua & Jeremy Sprague
An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Ruth & Max Bloomquist
Acoustic Americana by this Muskegon husband-and-wife singer- songwriter duo whose 2011 CD, Turn Back a Page, reached #5 on the Folk Radio Airplay chart.
Guy Hollerin's: 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.
Habitat Lounge: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies
Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer- guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers.
Alley Bar & Grill: Fully Loaded
Versatile rock 'n' roll cover band from New Baltimore.
Lighthouse Coffee Company: Ebb Tide
Folksy country, blues, and rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter trio.
Mash: The HouseRockers
Local party quintet that plays 60s rock, blues, and soul.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist.
Tap Room: The Flow
Bluesy, rootsy folk-rock by the local acoustic duo (formerly known as As the Crow Flys) of singer-songwriter Sue Nordman and guitarist Tom Hicks.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Harris Basement Jazz Collective
An eclectic blend of jazz, funk, and blues by this local ensemble led by drummer Alan Harris. With saxophonist Warren Widmayer, guitarist Julian Levinson, and bassist Peter Throm.
Woodruff's: Chris Dupont
Local acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his distinctive tenor, unconventional guitar work, and clever lyrics. Opening acts are Maria Rose & the Swift Kicks, a soul-inflected electro- pop trio from Flint, and Sean Duffy, a local singer- songwriter.