Saturday May 17, 2014
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. He is joined by bassist Will Austin, and other friends TBA.
Conor O'Neill's: Social Bones
Detroit country-rock jam band.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville
Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music.
Creekside Grill and Bar: The Medicine Men
This local quartet led by bassist Chris Goerke plays danceable 60s- 80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd. No cover. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Guy Hollerin's: Laith Al-Saadi Trio
An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi. With bassist David Stearns and drummer Skeeto Valdez.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
New Detroit vintage rock band.
Inverness Inn: Star 69
Classic and contemporary rock by this Manchester dance band.
Mash: Abigail Stauffer
Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. She released her debut CD, Alone to Dream, in 2011, and she has just completed her sophomore effort. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Blues Revolution
Pleasant Lake Inn: Iron Duke
Manchester classic rock band.
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.
World of Beer: Al Smith
Local 19-year-old singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic array of resources from folk, rock, blues, and jazz.
Yellow Barn: Kavazabava
Mount Pleasant Balkan-Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, and other East European folk music. Opening act is a performance by the Yellow Barn Dance Class.