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Old Town

122 W. Liberty [map]

This downtown corner bar features live music Sun., Wed., & occasional other nights, 8-10 p.m. No dancing, no cover. The performers are usually accompanied by various drop-in friends.

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April 3: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica.

April 7: The Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit.

April 10: Bill Heid Trio

A veteran pianist who splits his time between Detroit, L.A., and Japan, Heid plays an entertaining mix of jazz styles, from bebop and Latin-flavored tunes to spirited blues.

April 14: Rollie Tussing and Shane Piasecki

Double bill. Tussing is a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz, and Piasecki is a a Nashville- based singer-songwriter originally from Toledo.

April 17: Paul VornHagen Trio.

Jazz standards by this local trio led by veteran saxophonist and flutist VornHagen.

April 24: Will Wood Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Wood, a U-M music school grad student from the UK.

April 28: Heidi Burson

Nashville-based singer-songwriter who, in the words of writer Juliann Alitt, writes songs of "discovery, love, betrayal and loss, delivered with an attractive self-deprecating humour-and a voice to die for."

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