Friday Jan 31, 2020
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Winnie Karpov
B-Side: "Battle of the Bands"
Local teen bands in all genres compete. 8 p.m.
Blind Pig: Cory Wong
All ages admitted to the early show. Minneapolis funk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, currently a member of the popular funk band Vulfpeck. Opener: Scott Mulvahill, a Houston-bred Americana singer-songwriter who got his start as the bassist in Ricky Scaggs' Kentucky Thunder. $22.50-25. 7 & 11 p.m.
Blue Llama: Soul Message Band
Soulful jazz by this Chicago trio led by the celebrated Hammond B3 organist Chris Foreman. $10-$30. 7 & 9 p.m.
Canterbury House: Moodswing
Covers & originals by this 7-piece U-M student funk/hip-hop ensemble. 9-11 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Richard Delcamp Duet
Duo led by local singer-songwriter & banjoist Rick Delcamp, a member of the popular local roots music sextet Bird into Bear.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: George Heritier
Oak Park acoustic Americana singer-songwriter who specializes in songs about living in Michigan. He has a recent CD, In My Element.
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: 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.
Mash: The Invasion
British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof.
Rumpus Room: Donya Kiana
Local singer-songwriter who specializes in darkly brooding ballads inspired by traditional English and Irish themes. Opener: Billy King, a veteran local roots-rock singer-songwriter.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: James Henes
Local alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Ypsi Alehouse: John Remmers
Local ragtime pianist. 5-7 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. Tonight the band is celebrating its 31st anniversary. $10 (age 17 & under, free). 7-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Bob Marshall
Veteran Americana singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist with a rich, resonant baritone. He is accompanied by dobro player Dave Falk.
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