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Saturday Dec 21, 2019

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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. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Trembling Earth

Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band. Openers: Thunderbuck Ram, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll trio, and Scotty Karate, a one-man postpunk honky-tonk rock 'n' roll band from Chelsea whose Get It in the Teepee won acclaim from one critic for its "intricately written songs and lyrics [that] pour from the heart with poetic sarcasm and leave a delicious aftertaste." $7-$12. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Andy Milne & Unison

Jazz trio led by composer-pianist Milne, a former student of Oscar Peterson whose 2018 CD The Seasons of Being won the Juno for Jazz Album of the Year. With vocalist La Tanya Hill. $15-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bill Edwards Bill Edwards

Veteran local country singer-songwriter whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, "What'd I Do," was featured in the HBO series True Blood. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Douglas & Andrew Brown

A mix of Americana and jazz by this local piano-and-guitar father-son duo. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Douglas & Andrew Brown

A mix of Americana and jazz by this local piano-and-guitar father-son duo. [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]

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies

Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Cosmic Knot

West Michigan indie rock band. 7 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Agenda 21

Detroit activist reggae-rock trio, fronted by singer-songwriters Sherry Lutz and Leslie Glapa Panzica, featuring songs about radioactive leaks, Monsanto, the war racket, government lies, and more. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dave Boutette

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan to Paul Westerberg. He performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. [venue info]


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