Friday May 9, 2014
Blind Pig: Jerry Sprague
Veteran local roots-rock singer-guitarist who is celebrating the release of the CD Summer State of Mind. He performs tonight with his new band, which includes longtime collaborator Mike Zielinski on keyboards and 3 of Sprague's grandsons: guitarist Isaac Sprague, bassist Gabriel Sprague, and drummer Samuel Sprague.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Kaylyn Pace
Contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter from Dexter.
Elks Lodge: Ella Campbell Quartet
Everything from straight-ahead swing to Latin and hip-hop- infused originals by this ensemble led by saxophonist Campbell, an Ann Arbor native and MSU grad.
Habitat Lounge: First Call
Detroit R&B dance sextet.
Live: Mike Smith & the Cadillac Cowboys
Veteran local country band led by singer-guitarist Smith. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Michael May Duo
Duo led by local blues and blues-rock singer-harpist May. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Rush Street: Legendary Wings
Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennett and Tim Haldeman, Fender Rhodes electric pianist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Schug, and drummer Nick Collins.
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.