Friday Sep 13, 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.
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti Eagle Crest: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist.
Blind Pig: Car Crash Jake
Ypsilanti indie rock band led by singer-songwriter Jacob Assell. Openers: local rock bands Escape Route, The Nine, No- Nonsense, Turnt, Belt, Sapona, and Ryan Werner. $10 ($12 at the door).
Blue Llama: Allan Harris Band
Ensemble led by the acclaimed NYC jazz singer, guitarist, and composer. The Miami Herald described his singing as a blend of "the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat 'King' Cole." $15-$25. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Love Thrust Dance Party."
Dance party with DJs TBA. Proceeds benefit a charity TBA. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by singer-songwriter Rod Johnson. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.
Detroit St. Filling Station: "New Orleans Swing Party."
With Djangophoique, a local ensemble led by guitarist Andrew Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. With trumpeter Ben Green, clarinetist Tyler Rindo, washboard player Vince Russo, and tubaist Joe Fee.
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: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Live: Laurence Miller's Love Maniacs
New local old-school R&B-based ensemble led by veteran avant- rocker Miller. Tonight the band showcases the music of New Orleans rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino. The band includes keyboardist William Bennett, saxophonist-flutist Nathan Addison, bassist Randy Baker, and drummer Adam Berg. Opening act is She-Bop, the local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer- guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 6:30-9:30 p.m. p.m.
Mash: Dan Orcutt
Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Bluescasters
Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Joel Palmer & Friends
Ensemble led by Palmer, a veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes.
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