Friday Dec 27, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Rob Crozier
Solo performance by this local jazz bassist, who also plays ukulele, didgeridoo, and more.
Blind Pig: Funkwagon
Gospel-infused funk-rock by this Burlington (VT) band now based in Detroit. Openers: the Hamtramck self-styled "psycho-funk" quintet The Scapes, the Ypsilanti groove-oriented psychedelic rock band Social Meteor, and the suburban Detroit funk-based psych-jazz sextet Funkmanship. $10.
Blue Llama: Curtis Taylor
Straight-ahead jazz standards & originals by this quartet led by this trumpeter known for his lyrical, seductively melodic improvisational style. $15-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Blue Llama: Gerard Gibbs & Organized Crime
Funk-inflected jazz by this Detroit trio led by veteran Hammond B-3 organist Gibbs. With guitarist Perry Hughes and drummer Jabari Kersey.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Annie & Rod Capps
Annie Capps is a local singer-songwriter and electric guitarist who writes thoughtful, distinctively personal, warmly exuberant folk-rock songs and ballads that are both musically sophisticated and down- home. She's accompanied by her husband, singer-guitarist Rod Capps.
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: Atomic Radio
Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites.
Local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that plays wry, pungent alt-country whose musical roots range from English murder ballads and roadhouse blues to various modes of hardcore country and on its new CD Blue Yodel, a generous helping of insinuating country-rock.
Mash: Dan Orcutt
Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose
An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Joanna Ransdell & Anthony Marchese
Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter, the frontwoman of the acoustic ensemble Joanna & the Jaywalkers. She is accompanied by one of her band members, cellist Anthony Marchese.
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