Thursday May 3, 2018
Blind Pig: Caitlyn Smith
Acclaimed young Minnesota-bred, Nashville-based Americana pop- rock singer-songwriter who's written hits for everyone from Meghan Trainor & John Legend to Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton. She recently released her debut Cd, Starfire. Opener: Andrea Davidson, a young pop singer-songwriter from Louisville. $12 ($18 at the door).
Conor O'Neill's: Dickie D
Solo performance by local banjoist Rick Delcamp, a member of the popular local roots music sextet Dragon Wagon.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Slice
Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet.
Last Word: The Pherotones
A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.
Live: Andy Adamson Quintet
Jazz originals by keyboardist Adamson in styles ranging from traditional to modern electric jazz, along with some free improvisation. With saxophonist Dan Bennett, acoustic and electric bassist Brennan Andes, trumpeter Ross Huff, and drummer John Taylor. The band has a new CD, First Light. 6:30-9 p.m.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Kari Holmes Band
Contemporary country-pop, along with classic country covers, by a band led by Nashville-based, Detroit-bred singer-songwriter Holmes.
Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"
All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
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