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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of November 16, 2020

Nationally known artists visit Kerrytown Concert House, other clubs, and campus venues, crowning a flourishing nightlife scene. Home to considerable local talent, Ann Arbor's also a stop for up-and-comers on the college circuit. Note: Most bands in this category are listed in Nightspots.





 
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Tuesday


November 2020
 8 p.m. 

The Whiskey Charmers: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Classy Detroit neo-honky-tonk duo featuring singer-guitarists Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, who bill their music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks." Their most recent album Lost on the Range includes a diverse mix of their own brand of dusty Americana, with intimate songs that are sometimes dark and sometimes funny.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free. 761-1451.


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Wednesday


November 2020
 5:30-8 p.m.  Online 

"Happy Hour Listening Party": University Musical Society Digital Artist Residency.

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Award-winning Beirut-born pianist Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet, a Chicago-based jazz & classical chamber ensemble, perform music ingrained in each of their backgrounds and discuss how it has helped form their artistic identities. Part of a year-long collaboration exploring the junctures between Western classical, jazz, and traditional Arab music.
Online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


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Thursday


November 2020
 5:30-8 p.m.  Online 

"Happy Hour Listening Party": University Musical Society Digital Artist Residency.

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Award-winning Beirut-born pianist Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet, a Chicago-based jazz & classical chamber ensemble, perform music ingrained in each of their backgrounds and discuss how it has helped form their artistic identities. Part of a year-long collaboration exploring the junctures between Western classical, jazz, and traditional Arab music.
Online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Chris DuPont: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Local folk-rock singer-songwriter whose influences range from James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac to Brian Eno and Tom Waits.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free. 761-1451.


 8 p.m.  Online 

Molly Tuttle: The Ark.

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Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 & 17. Widely heralded young bluegrass singer-songwriter who, according to American Songwriter critic Paul Zollo, "sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive." A hit at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival last month, she's the 1st woman to win the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award. Her new music incorporates electric instruments and moves in the direction of songwriter Americana.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($15-$45), see boxoffice.mandolin.com/pages/molly-tuttle-but-i-d-rather-stream-with-you 761-1451.


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Friday


November 2020
 5 p.m.  Online 

Rufus Wainwright: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27. The son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, this acclaimed young singer-songwriter specializes in lush, piano-based neocabaret pop ballads that he sings in what Rolling Stone calls "a rough-silk voice [that] sounds like a worn, inebriated diva sweeping down a staircase." These concerts are part of a series of 18 weekly shows from his Laurel Canyon home in which Wainwright performs his entire studio discography in chronological order.
5 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 in advance, $25 day of show), see bit.ly/RW_TheArk.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Steve Swell and Dave Sewelson: Edgefest 24 (Kerrytown Concert House).

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The duo of popular New York avant-garde trombonist Swell and New York-based baritone saxophone Sewelson is featured in the 2nd in a series of monthly concerts that constitute this year's virtual edition of Edgefest, listed by DownBeat as one of the world's top 50 jazz/avant music festivals.
For livestream URL, see KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Edgefest. Free. [map]


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Saturday


November 2020
 8 p.m. 

Jeff Daniels: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose Theatre Company founder, Daniels is also an accomplished singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His new album, Simple Truths, co-created with West Michigan singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark, is a collection of country- and blues-flavored originals that delve into the darker side of life. The songs are interspersed with stories from his stage and movie career. Followed by a Q&A featuring a selection of questions submitted by the online audience.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 in advance, $30 day of show), see crowdcast.io/e/jeffdanielsarknov21/register.


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Sunday


November 2020
 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Paul Keller House Calls": Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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nline at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Online 

"Fall for Art: HeART of the Center": Riverside Arts Center Fundraiser.

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Online concert by the RFD Boys, longtime local favorites who play authentic bluegrass and blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. Online auction
For online URL see RiversideArts.org/heart/Tickets. $50 per person. 480-2787.






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