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Friday Feb 21, 2020

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Dr. Pete Larson & His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band

Self-styled "East Africanesque futurist lyre jams" by this trio led by local singer-string musician Larson who plays the nyatiti, an 8- stringed lyre native to the Siaya region of western Kenya, where he studied under one of the last masters of the instrument, Mzee Oduor Nyagweno. With guitarist Fred Thomas and drummer Tom Hohmann. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Aris Chalin Trio

Jazz trio led by this young local pianist. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Dave McMurray & D3

Groove-oriented Detroit jazz-funk trio led by Was (not Was) saxophonist McMurray. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Brett Mitchell

Midland alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw." [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Amy Grace Johnson Amy Grace Johnson

Young acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter from East Tawas. [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]

Live: Al Jacquez

All-star local ensemble led by veteran local blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist. With guitarist Brian Delaney, bassist Randy Tessier, drummer Rich Dishman, and keyboardist Tom Loncaric. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Erin Zindle. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop She-Bop

She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Tom Sheppard. 8-11 p.m. [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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