Friday Mar 29, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Acoustic Ash
Stage name of Utica-based folk singer-songwriter Ash Harris, who cites Tracy Chapman, k.d. lang, and Sarah McLachlan as influences.
Circ Bar: Camila Ballario
Local classically trained pop singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of pop, folk, rock, jazz, and country. 6-9 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Gentry
Local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse-approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between."
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.
Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat
Versatile pop, rock, & soul dance band from Clawson fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Reid and singer-keyboardist Breanna Byrnes.
Live: 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." 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Dave Menzo
This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection.
Mash: The Invasion
British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike.
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Isosceles
Versatile local acoustic trio that plays a mix of jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk. With vocalist Shekinah Errington, bassist Tim Berla, and guitarist Jim Cooney. The band has a recent CD, Tricycle.
Ypsi Alehouse: Eric Moore
Veteran local singer-songwriter known for his playfully ironic lyrics and jazz- and blues-inflected fingerstyle guitar playing. 8-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: 4Peace4
Postbop jazz by this ensemble led by local guitarist Carl Michel. With vocalist Chris McCall, saxophonist Paul VornHagen, and bassist Keith Malinowski.
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