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Ark: Jorma Kaukonen

A founding member of Jefferson Airplane and a leader of the early 70s progressive blues band Hot Tuna, Kaukonen is a brilliant guitarist whose playing blends the fingerpicking style of Piedmont blues master Reverend Gary Davis with the deep resonance of the Delta blues. His 2002 CD Blue Country Heart added old-time country classics from the 20s and 30s to his repertoire, and his recent CD, Ain't in No Hurry, features a lost Woody Guthrie lyric set to music by Kaukonen and producer Larry Campbell as well as a killer version of the standard "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." "Kaukonen's voice is a ticket to the rural past, his relaxed phrases making the most of an expressive, tight range and dust-coated tone," says Boston Phoenix reviewer Ted Drozdowski. $40. [venue info]

Blind Pig: GVO

Detroit hip-hop collective. $10. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Aris Chalin Trio

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

Club Above: Latin Night

DJ dance party. [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: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Live: Saints of Soul

Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet fronted by vocalist Sorilbran Stone. [venue info]

Lo-Fi: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds & Steel Reeds & Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of duo of singer and harmomica player Michael May and a guitarist TBA. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Scott Martin Band

Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer-songwriter Martin. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Deep Steam

Ypsilanti quartet that plays jazz, rock, and soul covers, along with some originals. The ban is joined tonight by Canton singer-songwriter Chris McGorey. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Kinks & the Krew

Robert Plant tribute band led by local drummer-vocalist T. Kinks Heiss. [venue info]

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