Saturday Mar 23, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Escaping Pavement
Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass."
B-Side: "Athena's Mix of Hip-Hop and R&B."
With local and Detroit-area performers.
Bona Sera: Guilty Pleasures Burlesque
Local burlesque and comedy troupe. Age 21 & over. $15. 9 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett
Double bill. Jewett is a Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Joe Cartoon is the stage name of Joe Shields, a Grand Rapids cartoonist-turned-Americana singer-songwriter who was one of 6 winners at the prestigious 2016 Kerrville (Texas) New Folk competition.
Detroit St. Filling Station: "New OrelansJazz Night."
With Detroit Street Hot Club, the local vintage jazz quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. 6-9 p.m.
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: George Bedard & the Kingpins
Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard's tasty 2011 all-instrumental CD, Pickin' Apart the Past, includes "Minor Swing '65," Bedard's surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and he has a new live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie."
Habitat Lounge: Persuasion
Versatile Detroit R&B dance band.
Mash: Jason Dean
Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Scott Martin Band
Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer-songwriter Martin.
Rumpus Room: Jake Riley & the Social Workers
Local quartet that plays melodic rock 'n' roll. 5-7 p.m.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Folk Laureates
Local acoustic ensemble that plays folk, vintage pop, parodies, and some originals. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Rhythm Machines
A mix of classic rock, soul, funk, R&B, and jazz fusion by this local sextet. Fronted by vocalists Shannon Lee and Patty O'Connor, with guitarists Kip Godwin and Terry Gordinier, bassist Kim French, and drummer John Marion.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Davey O.
Veteran Americana singer-songwriter from Buffalo who sings poetically charged, introspective songs.
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