Friday Dec 13, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tessa & Jordan Duo
South Lyon duo whose eclectic repertoire includes 1930s blues, classic rock, and Americana covers.
Blue Llama: Randy Napoleon Quartet
Jazz standards and originals by this quartet led by Ann Arbor native Napoleon, an MSU jazz guitar professor who's toured with Benny Green and Michael Bublé and been praised as "spectacular" by guitarist George Benson.
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: 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 his 2015 live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie."
Mash: Fangs & Twang
Ypsilanti trio from Black Jake & the Carnies that plays twangy, high- energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other fantastical creatures.
Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel
Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Annie Capps, Judy Banker, & Friends
In-the-round performances by these veteran local pop-folk singer- songwriters.
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