Saturday Jan 27, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The George and Laura Duo
Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend.
Blind Pig: The Macpodz
Immensely popular veteran local jam band that plays an invigorating mix of R&B, soul, rock, and hard jazz it calls "disco bebop." Opening act is Luke Winslow-King, a Cadillac-bred Americana singer- songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in New Orleans, Winslow- King specializes in a style of prewar pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein.
Club Above: "Drew Denton Presents."
DJs play hip-hop and electronic dance music.
Conor O'Neill's: Me & Joe Smith
Detroit funkabilly duo.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Judith Banker
Veteran local singer-songwriter and guitarist who recently released the CD Devils Never Cry. Banker is joined tonight by Scott Fab, a veteran Ferndale folk-rock singer-songwriter with an enchantingly expressive vocal style, and Ed Dupas, a local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle.
Earle: Rick Burgess Trio
Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists.
Guy Hollerin's: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio
Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Mash: Rick Straub
Acoustic covers of singer-songwriter pop-folk and folk-rock by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Paul Rhodes
Acoustic jazz and classic rock by this local pianist.
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