Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tim Monger
Engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that Allmusic.com calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past."
Blue Llama: Cheikh Lo
Ensemble led by this Senegalese singer whose music is an original blend of reggae, Afrobeat, the Senegalese dance music mbalax, and Congolese soukous, the shimmering, sometimes ecstatic blend of traditional African music and dance pop. $40-$60. 7 & 9 p.m.
Canterbury House: Joe Thomas
Ensemble led by this U-M jazz studies student, a vocalist-trombonist. With Cole Abod (keys), Mohan Ritsema (bass), Eliza Salem (drums), and Aaron Snyder (tenor sax). 8-10:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Kayla Drange
Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Good Things
Local trio of singer-songwriters Philip McMillion, Rod Johnson, and Linden Thoburn that plays an eclectic mix of originals that draw on folk-pop, and country influences.
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: Persuasion
Versatile Detroit R&B dance band.
Mash: Mike Vial
Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Local pop-rock jam trio.
Rumpus Room: Charlie Millard Band
Americana folk-rock band from northern Michigan led by Millard, a singer-songwriter whose influences range from Dylan & Van Morrison to Rufus Wainwright.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Jeremy Skidmore
Area singer-songwriter who also covers songs by everyone from the Stones and John Mellencamp to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime.
Ypsi Alehouse: FasterTaxi
Howell postpunk Americana blues-rock duo. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Wake Up Jamie
Ypsilanti acoustic indie pop-rock trio. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark
Local quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, dandeable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Dvorak
Veteran Chicago folk singer, a former member of Weavermania with a warm, engaging stage manner who accompanies himself on guitar and banjo. His large repertoire includes traditional songs, material by Steve Goodman and other earlier Chicago folksingers, and originals.
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