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Friday Aug 23, 2019

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Fern Whale

Meditative, soulful, fetchingly melodic folk-rock by the Ypsilanti duo of Tom and Angela Sheppard. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Marcus Elliot Trio

Detroit jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Elliot. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Billy Joe Hunt

Small-town mid-Michigan singer-songwriter who writes songs about friends, family, lovers, life on the road and his old guitar. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Live: Al Hill & the Love Butlers

Revamped version of this veteran local band, led by Nashville- based Ann Arbor native Hill's wailing vocals and pumping piano, that plays various forms of roots rock and soul music. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Live: The Stomp Rockets The Stomp Rockets

Garage-rock quartet led by vocalist Dan Mulholland, the former leader of the Watusis, the Vibratrons, and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Folk Laureates

Folk singer trio that features vocal harmonies. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Drivin' Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. [venue info]


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